Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tournament Field Projections, 3/11/08

Some updates to the field, based on Monday night's busy schedule of action during Championship Week:

In: George Mason
On the Bubble: Virginia Commonwealth
Favored George Mason got the auto-bid from the Colonial with a win over William & Mary. VCU is now squarely on the bubble.

Metro Atlantic
In: Siena
Siena took advantage of the home court and won the MAAC tourney over Rider.

In: Davidson
Davidson got through the SoCon tournament, and I didn’t have to stand on my head. Monday night’s win made them 23-0 against SoCon competition. Now, Davidson returns to competition against the big boys in the Big Dance.

Sun Belt
In: South Alabama, Western Kentucky
South Alabama was upset on its home court by Middle Tennessee on Monday night. As winners of 22 of their last 25, they should still make the tournament, pending what happens tonight between Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky. WKU should be in now, but can make it official with a win tonight over the Blue Raiders.

West Coast
In: Gonzaga, St. Mary’s, San Diego
Not surprisingly, a decent San Diego club took advantage of its home court and beat Gonzaga Monday night to win the WCC tournament. Now, the WCC looks to have three teams in the NCAA tournament.

Last four teams in (cheering for teams like Butler this week): Illinois State, Arizona State, South Alabama, Florida

Last four teams out (need to help themselves this week and hope for help from others): Oregon, New Mexico, Arizona, Ole Miss

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