NCAA tournament: 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 automatic bids to the 2015 NCAA 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.

Belmont Bruins
Conference: Ohio Valley
Record: 22-10
Ticket-clincher: Belmont 88, Murray State 87
Leading scorer: Craig Bradshaw (18.1 PPG)
Tournament appearance: seventh (first since 2013)

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Conference: Big South
Record: 24-9
Ticket-clincher: Coastal Carolina 81, Winthrop 70
Leading scorer: Josh Cameron (12.9 PPG)
Tournament appearance: fourth (first since 2014)

Gonzaga Bulldogs
Conference: West Coast
Record: 32-2
Ticket-clincher: Gonzaga 91, BYU 75
Leading scorer: Kyle Wiltjer (16.6 PPG)
Tournament appearance: 18th (first since 2014)

Lafayette Leopards
Conference: Patriot League
Record: 20-12
Ticket-clincher: Lafayette 65, American 63
Leading scorer: Dan Trist (17.6 PPG)
Tournament appearance: fourth (first since 2000)

Manhattan Jaspers
Conference: Metro Atlantic
Record: 19-13
Ticket-clincher: Manhattan 79, Iona 69
Leading scorer: Emmy Andujar (16.5 PPG)
Tournament appearance: eighth (first since 2014)

Northeastern Huskies
Conference: Colonial
Record: 23-11
Ticket-clincher: Northeastern 72, William & Mary 61
Leading scorer: Scott Eatherton (14.6 PPG)
Tournament appearance: eighth (first since 1991)

Northern Iowa Panthers
Conference: Missouri Valley
Record: 30-3
Ticket-clincher: Northern Iowa 69, Illinois State 60
Leading scorer: Seth Tuttle (15.3 PPG)
Tournament appearance: seventh (first since 2010)

North Dakota State Bison
Conference: Summit
Record: 23-9
Ticket-clincher: North Dakota State 57, South Dakota State 56
Leading scorer: Lawrence Alexander (18.7 PPG)
Tournament appearance: third (first since 2014)

North Florida Ospreys
Conference: Atlantic Sun
Record: 23-11
Ticket-clincher: North Florida 63, South Carolina Upstate 57
Leading scorer: Dallas Moore (15.9 PPG)
Tournament appearance: first

Robert Morris Colonials
Conference: Northeast
Record: 19-14
Ticket-clincher: Robert Morris 66, St. Francis (Brooklyn) 63
Leading scorer: Rodney Pryor (15.2 PPG)
Tournament appearance: eighth (first since 2010)

Valparaiso Crusaders
Conference: Horizon
Record: 28-5
Ticket-clincher: Valparaiso 54, Green Bay 44
Leading scorer: Alec Peters (17.0 PPG)
Tournament appearance: ninth (first since 2013)

Wofford Terriers
Conference: Southern
Record: 28-6
Ticket-clincher: Wofford 67, Furman 64
Leading scorer: Karl Cochran (14.8 PPG)
Tournament appearance: fourth (first since 2014)