2014 NCAA tourney: Tickets punched


March Madness has begun, with conference tournaments taking place all over the country. Here is a running list of the teams that have earned an automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament. Check back for additions as title games go final, and visit our Champ Week home page for updated brackets and all the latest from a week of wall-to-wall hoops.

Mercer Bears
Conference: Atlantic Sun
Record: 26-8
Ticket-clincher: Mercer 68, Florida Gulf Coast 60
Leading scorer: Langston Hall (14.7 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 3rd (First since: 1985)

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Conference: Big South
Record: 21-12
Ticket-clincher: Coastal Carolina 76, Winthrop 61
Leading scorer: Elijah Wilson (16.1 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 3rd (First since: 1993)

Delaware Fightin Blue Hens
Conference: Colonial
Record: 25-9
Ticket-clincher: Delaware 75, William & Mary 74
Leading scorer: Devon Saddler (19.7 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 5th (First since: 1999)

Milwaukee Panthers
Conference: Horizon
Record: 21-13
Ticket-clincher: Milwaukee 69, Wright State 63
Leading scorer: Jordan Aaron (14.9 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 4th (First since: 2006)

Harvard Crimson
Conference: Ivy
Record: 26-4
Ticket-clincher: Won Ivy League regular season (no conference tournament)
Leading scorer: Wesley Saunders (14.0 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 4th (First since: 2013)

Manhattan Jaspers
Conference: Metro Atlantic 
Record: 25-7
Ticket-clincher: Manhattan 71, Iona 68
Leading scorer: George Beamon (19.2 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 7th (First since: 2004)

Wichita State Shockers
Conference: Missouri Valley
Record: 34-0
Ticket-clincher: Wichita State 83, Indiana State 69
Leading scorer: Cleanthony Early (15.8 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 11th (First since: 2013)

Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers
Conference: Northeast
Record: 16-16
Ticket-clincher: Mount St. Mary's 88, Robert Morris 71
Leading scorer: Rashad Whack (17.6 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 4th (First since: 2008)

Eastern Kentucky Colonels
Conference: Ohio Valley
Record: 24-9
Ticket-clincher: E. Kentucky 79, Belmont 73
Leading scorer: Glenn Cosey (18.8 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 8th (First since: 2007)

Wofford Terriers
Conference: Southern
Record: 20-12
Ticket-clincher: Wofford 56, Western Carolina 53
Leading scorer: Karl Cochran (15.7 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 3rd (First since: 2011)

North Dakota State Bison
Conference: Summit
Record: 25-6
Ticket-clincher: North Dakota State 60, IPFW 57
Leading scorer: Taylor Braun (18.3 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 2nd (First since: 2009)

Gonzaga Bulldogs
Conference: West Coast
Record: 28-6
Ticket-clincher: Gonzaga 75, BYU 64
Leading scorer: Sam Dower (14.8 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 17th (First since: 2013)