There were no championship games on the tenth day of Championship Fortnight, but there was a full set of seed upsets that transformed brackets. The biggest one came in Conference USA, where No. 8 East Carolina stunned regular season champions UAB in overtime. It was a day for luck No. 7 seeds. Texas-San Antonio continued its march through the Southland bracket by beating No. 3 Sam Houston State. Big West No. 7 UC Riverside continued on by dumping No. 2 seed Cal Poly. The Great West's No. 7, Houston Baptist, ended the season of No. 2 NJIT. Other lower seeds to survive and advance included the No. 6 in the Mid-American Conference, Akron. The Zips took our No. 3 Miami in double overtime. Norfolk State, the No. 6 seed in the MEAC, advanced to that league's semifinals by knocking off Coppin State, who had finished third. Grambling, the SWAC's No. 6, moved on as well. Title game this afternoon between Lafayette and Bucknell in the Patriot League. The remaining Atlantic 8 gather in Atlantic City for a full slate of quarterfinals. All other tourneys are winding down. The Big West, MEAC, SWAC, Western Athletic, Mid-American, Conference USA and the non-NCAA qualifying Great West hold semifinals in advance of title games this weekend.
Big West  Long Beach State 79,  California-Irvine 72 Star of the Game: Eugene Phelps
12 Pts (4-7 FG, 4-4 FT), 6 Reb