More good news for USF women's hoops
Back to the NCAA bubble watch for USF's women's basketball team, which continues to have things go their way as smaller conferences award their automatic bids. Two more potential problems were avoided Tuesday, as top-seeded Middle Tennessee State won the Sun Belt title and South Dakota State overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to win the Summit crown.
There were eight conference tournaments where USF could get bumped down a notch if the top seed didn't win the automatic bid; so far, all four leagues that have finished have gone the Bulls' way. USF isn't out of the woods yet -- the Colonial, Missouri Valley, Horizon and Mid-American tournaments still await this weekend -- but things have gone well for the Bulls in a long week of scoreboard-watching ...
CollegeRPI.com released an updated projection on Tuesday, with USF sitting comfortably as a No. 10 seed, with an intriguing first-round game against Florida in Lubbock, Texas. Those projections do not have USF as one of the "last four in" with at-large berths, which would suggest that even if a few teams are bumped out of the field by upsets this weekend, it wouldn't necessarily knock out the Bulls.