Four relatively little-known teams secured bids Monday night to the NCAA Tournament, but last year's favorite in the NCAA field was in all likelihood eliminated.

South Alabama, George Mason, Loyola Marymount and an underrated LaSalle squad won their conference tournaments to secure bids to the field of 64.Temple, one of last year's major powers, in the Atlantic-10 semifinals, dropping a 62-59 overtime decision to streaking Rutgers.