Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Good News and Bad News

I'm sure everyone is tired of hearing about the constantly fluid situation concerning BC's tournament hopes right now but another eyebrow raising development occurred this morning when ESPN dropped BC from an 11 seed to a 12 seed, but in so doing advanced the Eagles past the two play-in games. I'm not entirely sure how we ended up in a better position by dropping one seed but I'll definitely take. Interestingly, ESPN also has Clemson in as a 12 seed, which might mean that our worries about a potential BC-Clemson play-in game were unfounded. Definitely a good sign for us because I don't see BC challenging Clemson's size advantage any time soon.

More after the jump.

BC, in the latest scenario, plays West Virginia, a match-up I would be pleased to see. I think I'm the only guy in America right now who thinks that the Big East is over-rated but such is the life of an obscure BC alum blogger. And yes, BC is in the same bracket as BU, as unlikely as that match-up would be. If the committee has any sense of humor they will try to figure out how to get BC and ND in the same bracket. Also, I would like to see a BC-UCONN grudge match for New England bragging rights. That scenario actually could happen because UCONN is a number 5 seed today, the same as West Virginia.

Who would you guys like to see BC play in the first round?

1 comment:

  1. I wouldn't mind a West Virginia match up. They're a good team who have had some remarkable upsets, but they're beatable. It would be a challenge for BC to top them, but it wouldn't be totally unheard of. Then again BC would be lucky to beat ANYONE in the first round of the tournament. Getting a bid in the first place would be the highlight of the season.


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