UPDATE: Mark’s Picks for March

Mark Adams

It’s the best time of the year: Basketball tournament time! There’s nothing like the anticipation, tension and edge-of-your-seat fun watching the best in action. Or seeing Cinderella blossom in front of your eyes. Or maybe it’s seeing a team fulfill the destiny of the regular season grind.

Whatever the reason, conference tournaments are the appetizer to the main course of the NCAA Tournament.

Here at American Sports Network, we are serving up a full buffet of your favorite conferences. Lead analyst Mark Adams (left) takes you through each conference, explaining who should win and why; who to watch out for; and who should enjoy their quick stay in the spotlight.

But that’s not all. ASN’s stellar lineup of experts also spices up the offerings with their own picks and pans. Make sure you check out the printable brackets, so you can prepare your NCAA Tournament picks.

Let’s get the ball rolling!

Atlantic 10: Preview

Mark’s pick: Virginia Commonwealth. Automatic bid: Virginia Commonwealth. More expert picks.

Big South: Preview

Mark’s pick: High Point. Automatic bid: Coastal Carolina. More expert picks.

CAA: Preview

Mark’s pick: Northeastern. Automatic bid: Northeastern. More expert picks.

C-USA: Preview

Mark’s pick: Louisiana Tech. Automatic bid: UAB. More expert picks.

Horizon: Preview

Mark’s pick: Valparaiso. Automatic bid: Valparaiso. More expert picks.

Ivy: Preview

Mark’s pick: Harvard. Automatic bid: Harvard. More expert picks.

Ohio Valley: Preview

Mark’s pick: Murray State. Automatic bid: Belmont. More expert picks.

Patriot: Preview

Mark’s pick: Bucknell. Automatic bid: Lafayette. More expert picks.

Southern: Preview

Mark’s pick: Wofford. Automatic bid: Wofford. More expert picks.

WAC: Preview

Mark’s pick: New Mexico State. Automatic bid: New Mexico State. More expert picks.

Mark Adams

Mark Adams

Mark Adams is a college basketball analyst for American Sports Network and on the ESPN family of networks. Adams was a college basketball coach for 17 years who was known as a program rebuilder. During those years, he took over programs that were a combined 28-54 (.341) in the season prior to his arrival compared to his combined final season record at those same three schools of 59-32 (.648). In addition to his coaching career, Adams was the director of athletics at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. In his spare time, Adams has written eight books, most recently, “Why We Win- Followership and Leadership Strategies for Team Success,” “Redwoods- Spread Your Roots and Coach Your Team to Success!” “Winning in Overtime: Championship Sales Strategies From a Championship Coach!” and two children’s stories titled: “Bucky’s Best Friend” and “A Boy Named Bucky.” Adams is a national motivational speaker, published author, business consultant and was recently inducted into the Rocky Mountain College athletic Ring of Honor. Basketball Coaching Experience 1991-96: Head Coach, Central Connecticut State University (led country in blocked shots 1995 and 1996 1989-91: Assistant Coach, Washington State University 1985-89: Head Coach, Western Oregon University, (West Division Champions) 1982-85: Head Coach, Rocky Mountain College, Montana, (NAIA National Tournament Bid) 1979-82: Assistant Coach, Idaho State University under Lynn Archibald