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.

Louisville Cardinals
Conference: American
Record: 29-5
Ticket-clincher: Louisville 71, Connecticut 61
Leading scorer: Russ Smith (18.2 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 40th (First since: 2013)

Albany Great Danes
Conference: America East
Record: 18-14
Ticket-clincher: Albany 69, Stony Brook 60
Leading scorer: Peter Hooley (15.7 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 4th (First since: 2013)

Virginia Cavaliers
Conference: ACC
Record: 28-6
Ticket-clincher: Virginia 72, Duke 63
Leading scorer: Malcolm Brogdon (12.3 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 18th (First since: 2012)

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)

Saint Joseph's Hawks
Conference: Atlantic 10
Record: 24-9
Ticket-clincher: Saint Joseph's 65, Virginia Commonwealth 61
Leading scorer: Langston Galloway (17.4 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 20th (First since: 2008)

Iowa State Cyclones
Conference: Big 12
Record: 26-7
Ticket-clincher: Iowa State 74, Baylor 65
Leading scorer: Melvin Ejim (18.4 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 16th (First since: 2013)

Providence Friars
Conference: Big East
Record: 23-11
Ticket-clincher: Providence 65, Creighton 58
Leading scorer: Bryce Cotton (21.3 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 16th (First since: 2004)

Weber State Wildcats
Conference: Big Sky
Record: 19-11
Ticket-clincher: Weber State 88, North Dakota 67
Leading scorer: Davion Berry (19.1 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 15th (First since: 2007)

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)

Michigan State Spartans
Conference: Big Ten
Record: 26-8
Ticket-clincher: Michigan State 69, Michigan 55
Leading scorer: Gary Harris (17.2 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 28th (First since: 2013)

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