ACC Final: Miami 87 North Carolina 77 - In a championship game that more resembled a 3-point shooting competition, Miami's Trey McKinney Jones made six of nine from beyond the arc (7-for-11 overall) for 20 points to lead the Hurricanes to their first ACC championship, following up on their regular season title.
Game high scorers were Shane Larkin for Miami and PJ Hairston for North Carolina, each of whom tallied 28.
SEC Final: Mississippi 69 Florida 66 - Murphy Holloway scored 23 points and hauled down 11 rebounds, and Marshall Henderson scored 21 as the Rebels roared back from a 36-24 half time deficit to win their first SEC championship since 1981. With that result, Mississippi gets the automatic NCAA bid, while Florida, the regular season conference champ, will wait until later in the day to see where they are seeded.
Atlantic 10 Final: St. Louis 62 VCU 56 - The Billikens followed up their regular season championship with a win over VCU to capture the A-10 tourney. Kwamain Mitchell came off the Billiken bench to score 19 points. Treveon Graham scored a game high 20 for the Commodores, who are almost certain to receive an at-large bid.
That leaves only the Big Ten to complete the 31 automatic bids.
Below is a chart of the automatic bids so far, with Wisconsin-Ohio State in progress. The tournament selection process concludes with the reveal of the seedings and brackets beginning at 6:00 pm EDT, live on CBS.
2013 NCAA Tournament Automatic Bids by Conference
|Florida Gulf Coast||Atlantic Sun|
|James Madison||Colonial Athletic Association|
|Western Kentucky||Sun Belt|
|South Dakota State||Summit League|
|New Mexico||Mountain West|
|Chicago State||Great West|
|North Carolina A&T||MEAC|
|New Mexico State||WAC|
|St. Louis||Atlantic 10|
|Wisconsin/Ohio St.||Big Ten|