for BYU this season. Gonzaga and St. Mary’s are automatic bids no matter what happens in the WCC tournament. Next up are USF and Santa Clara, who are both playing better than BYU is right now. That makes 4 teams that have a better chance than BYU. No way all 4 make it, probably not even 3 with the bias against the west. I see USF as the only other real hope unless Santa Clara upsets someone in the tourney. BYU is in if they win the WCC tournament, haha, like that will happen.
It seems clear that BYU is a NIT team this year. I hope they get that invite and do something good with it as they look forward to next season. There is a lot of upside for next season and I think Pope will have them ready as they continue to prepare to join the Big 12.
Good win over Pepperdine and a fantastic, dominating performance by Foos, 25 points and 19 rebounds isn’t bad.
Nope. It’s going to take more than a semi-final appearance in the WCC tourney.
Those two losses to Santa Clara and Pacific followed up by the back to back double digit home drubbings at the hands of USF and Gonzaga ended the Cougars hopes and anything good they did early in the season is long forgotten. Gonzaga losing by double digits to St. Mary’s last night didn’t help either.
You forget the metrics the committee goes through. There is much more than those losses. The many wins against quad 1 teams and even the losses to quad 1 teams play into it. Another against SF will do it.
Again, you aren’t looking at the metrics that are used. 3 teams will go from the WCC. We win the next 2 games, one against SF, we will go. All the Quad 1 games will get us there. And, if Gonzaga plays against us the way they did against SM we go.
You forget that ultimately the metrics don’t mean much and they pick who they want then justify it later.
Looking at Joe Lunardi’s last four in and first four out tells the story. The last four in consist of team basically from the east, Loyola Chicago, Indiana, Rutgers and Memphis. The first four out are SMU, San Diego St. Oregon and BYU.
I’m sure it’s all about the metrics which, by the way, Lunardi supposedly uses the same “metrics” the committee uses. So nope, it’s business as usual and we see it every year.
60% is a funny number. Enough to give a fan base hope but not enough to confidently say BYU would be in. That is why, even if it happened, that 60% will drop to zero % if they make it that far. As for beating Gonzaga, don’t make me laugh.
On a side note, Gonzaga losing to St. Mary’s was karma for the elbow to the face and the non-stop complaining and berating of officials in the USF game. It wasn’t the refs fault, Gonzaga was destined to lose that game after the USF debacle.