By Mike Tenay

For fans of college hoops, this is the best time of year. Conference tournaments are underway, and March Madness is just a week away. With the winners of each tourney gaining an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, these final games set the stage for Selection Sunday 2016 (March 13, 5:30 pm EST on CBS).

Ken Thomson, one of the sharpest college basketball experts in Las Vegas, joins us this week on the Professor Vegas Sports Betting Podcast to discuss the conference showdowns. Ken, a 25-year broadcaster and a nightly host at, provides his in-depth analysis on 10 different tournaments. Yes, that’s 10 different tournaments, not just 10 different teams. You’ll be amazed at Ken’s knowledge of a sport that includes 355 schools.

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Ken Thomson, who also contributes to, breaks down the teams and match-ups in the Big East, ACC, Big 12 and the seven other conferences we cover. Get his picks and upset specials.

Is this a return to the days of the ‘old’ Big East Tournaments? How do Virginia and North Carolina compare to Duke and Miami in the ACC? Is the Big 12 the best conference in the country? We answer all these questions and many others from a Vegas perspective.

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