Welcome to March Madness. With the tip-off of the opening round games of the Patriot League Tournament on Monday night — hey, Colgate and Lafayette — Championship Fortnight is already here. To prep ourselves for all of the action among the nation’s Other 26 leagues, the RTC Podblast crew welcomed O26 microwriters Tommy Lemoine (@hoopthink) and Adam Stillman (@adamstillman87) to walk us through some of the top storylines to follow both this week and next. The guys had a good discussion about whether Wichita State will ultimately #cheerfortheears at Arch Madness, which tourneys might produce the most interesting match-ups, and named some players to keep an eye on as we ultimately head toward the NCAA Tournament. Among other things. If you’re at all interested in the non-power leagues, definitely give this preview a listen!
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- 0:00-4:03 – #cheerfortheears – Three Games Left
- 4:03-8:55 – Top Five O26 Teams
- 8:55-10:25 – Conference Tournaments To Be Excited About
- 10:25-12:03 – Another Year, Another WCC Championship for Gonzaga?
- 12:03-13:42 – Leagues Primed For Some Conference Tournaments Upsets
- 13:42-15:38 – Championship Match-Ups to Hope For
- 15:38-17:33 – Potential Bid Stealers
- 17:33-19:34 – Future Cinderellas
- 19:34-21:55 – Players the Nation Will Fall in Love With