NCAA Basketball Conference Tournament Predictions: SB Nation Bloggers Make Their Picks

EAST LANSING, MI - MARCH 04: Sam Thompson #12 and Lenzelle Smith Jr. #32 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate a 72-70 win over the Michigan State Spartans at Breslin Center on March 4, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan. Ohio States win gave them a share of the Big Ten Title. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

SB Nation bloggers give their predictions for the rest of this week's NCAA basketball conference tournaments.

NCAA basketball Championship Week gets ratcheted up a notch on Tuesday with first round play beginning in the Big East Tournament inside Madison Square Garden. The rest of the big six conferences will join the party on either Wednesday or Thursday, with championship games set for Saturday and Sunday.

With the madness before the madness on the verge of being kicked into full gear, we asked SB Nation's elite college hoops bloggers for some expert predictions on how things are going to play out in their respective conference tournaments. As might be expected, there wasn't a whole lot of parity, with the exceptions being the Big East bloggers' fondness for Syracuse and Marquette and the folks in the Big Ten expecting an Ohio State/Indiana final.

SB Nation Conference Tournament Blogger Predictions

Site Conference Championship Game Most Valuable Player
Rumble in the Garden (St. John's) Big East
Syracuse over Marquette
Scoop Jardine (Syracuse)
On the Banks (Rutgers) Big East Marquette over Georgetown Darius Johnson-Odom (Marquette
Casual Hoya (Georgetown) Big East Georgetown over Marquette
Jason Clark (Georgetown)
Cardiac Hill (Pittsburgh) Big East
Syracuse over Marquette
Jae Crowder (Marquette)
The Nova Blog (Villanova) Big East Syracuse over Georgetown Scoop Jardine (Syracuse)
The Smoking Musket (West Virginia) Big East Marquette over Syracuse Jae Crowder (Marquette)
Barking Carnival (Texas) Big 12
Kansas over Missouri Tyshawn Taylor (Kansas)
Burnt Orange Nation (Texas) Big 12
Missouri over Kansas Flip Pressey (Missouri)
Hail to the Orange (Illinois) Big Ten Michigan State over Michigan Draymond Green (Michigan State)
Black Heart Gold Pants (Iowa) Big Ten Ohio State over Indiana William Buford (Ohio State)
The Only Colors (Michigan State) Big Ten
Indiana over Ohio State
Cody Zeller (Indiana)
The Daily Gopher (Minnesota) Big Ten Ohio State over Indiana Jared Sullinger (Ohio State)
Streaking the Lawn (Virginia) ACC North Carolina over Duke Tyler Zeller (North Carolina)
Blogger So Dear (Wake Forest) ACC North Carolina over Duke
Kendall Marshall (North Carolina)
Rocky Top Talk (Tennessee) SEC Kentucky over Tennessee Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Kentucky)
Red Cup Rebellion (Ole Miss) SEC Kentucky over Vanderbilt Anthony Davis (Kentucky)
Coug Center (Washington State) Pac-12 Oregon over UCLA Devoe Joseph (Oregon)
Building the Dam (Oregon State) Pac-12
Washington over California Terrence Ross (Washington)
UB Bull Run (Buffalo) MAC Ohio over Akron D.J. Cooper (Ohio)
Hustle Belt (MAC) MAC Ohio over Akron Walter Offutt (Ohio)
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