Why Atlantic 10 Conference and Big East Conference are similar
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- Arizona (Pac-12), Cincinnati (American), Kansas (Big 12), Michigan (Big Ten), Saint Louis (Atlantic 10), San Diego State (Mountain West) and Villanova (Big East) received automatic bids to the NIT, but did not accept them as they were selected as at-large teams in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
- Historically, the Butler basketball program competed in the Missouri Valley Conference from 1932 to 1934, the Mid-American Conference from 1946 to 1950, the Indiana Collegiate Conference from 1950 to 1978, the Horizon League from 1979 to 2012, the Atlantic 10 Conference for the 2012–13 season, and are now current members of the Big East.
- The at-large teams generally come from college basketball's top conferences, including the ACC, The American, A-10, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Mountain West, Pac-12, and SEC.
- Notes: Dayton and Saint Louis are in the Atlantic 10 Conference; Following the July 2013 split of the original Big East Conference into two leagues, DePaul and Marquette moved to the non-football conference that retained the Big East name, while Cincinnati moved to the football-sponsoring American Athletic Conference.
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