Conference tournaments in D-I basketball are underway

Michigan State freshman Jaren Jackson Jr., the son of former Spurs guard Jaren Jackson, has been named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.

Conference tournaments in NCAA Division I college basketball opened this week.

The A Sun tipped off on Monday, the Big South on Tuesday and then the Big Ten and a handful of others were set to start tonight.

The winners of 32 conference tournaments receive automatic bids to the NCAA tournament.

Another 36 teams will be picked at large by a selection committee. The field of 68 will be announced on March 11.

A link to the conference tournament schedules is here.