I’m sticking around in Indy on Sunday to take vengeance on the rest of the Big Ten by dominating them in the Hoops Day 5K (fans of those other teams better come prepared to break the half-hour mark, baby) and watch at least some of the BTT final. So I won’t be home until late.
Until then, you’re on your own to speculate about, and then break down, our final placement in the NCAA Tournament bracket.
The best case scenario appears to be getting slotted in as the #2 seed in the Midwest with Pitt as the #1 seed.
The worse case scenario appears to be dropping to the eighth team overall and getting seeded in the same bracket as UNC. (I’m assuming the committee cuts the Tar Heels a break due to Lawson’s injury and make them the #1 overall seed.)
Of course, this all presumes we win our first three games to get to a regional final.
- What are you guys looking for in terms of match-ups in whichever bracket we’re placed in?
- Does the Big Ten really get eight teams in? (I worry that Penn State’s lack of quality foes in nonconference play will come back to haunt them.)