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Madness Watch: Atlantic Sun, Patriot League Kick Off Tournaments Today

The Atlantic Sun and Patriot League kick off March Madness tonight with some opening round action.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

It's here! March... The Madness begins today with Atlantic Sun and Patriot League tipping off their conference tournaments.  Here is a primer for all of today's action.

Atlantic Sun

Full Tournament Schedule and Bracket

#6 Lipscomb Bison at #3 Jacksonville Dolphins

Time: 7:00 PM 
Watch: ESPN3 
Line: Jacksonville -2.5 
This Year: These two squads split the season series with both teams winning on their home floor. Jacksonville took a 76-73 victory at home. Lipscomb returned the favor on February 11 winning 93-92 in Nashville.

#5 Kennesaw State Owls at #4 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
Time: 7:05 PM 
Watch: ESPN3 
Line: FGCU -7.5 
This Year: The Eagles swept the Owls this season with two victories by five points in each game.

#8 USC Upstate Spartans at #1 North Florida Ospreys
Time: 7:30 PM 
Watch: ESPN3 
Line: UNF -14.5 
This Year: North Florida swept the season series winning 78-62 at home and 81-78 just about a week ago at Upstate.

#7 Stetson Hatters at #2 NJIT Highlanders
Time: 7:30PM 
Watch: ESPN3 
Line: FGCU -12.5 
This Year: NJIT swept the season series winning 71-59 on the road and 74-70 at home.

Patriot League

Full Tournament Schedule and Bracket

#10 Lafayette Leopards at #7 Navy Midshipmen
Time: 7:00PM 
Watch: PatriotLeague.tv
Line: Navy -11.5 
This Year: Navy swept the regular season series with a 87-61 home victory and a 74-68 win on the road.

#9 Holy Cross Crusaders at #8 Loyola Greyhounds
Time: 7:30PM 
Watch: PatriotLeague.tv
Line: Loyola -4.5
This Year: Loyola swept the season series winning 71-54 on the road and taking 78-63 victory at home less than a week ago.