USF-Seton Hall: NCAA bid on the line?
The latest edition of ESPN.com's Bracketology is out, and it makes things even more clear: tonight's USF-Seton Hall women's basketball game all but has an NCAA berth on the line.
Charlie Creme's latest projection has USF as one of the dreaded "last four in," with Seton Hall as one of the "first four out." Makes it easy for those two to swap places if Seton Hall can pull off the road win on Senior Night tonight.
If USF wins, it likely means the two teams will meet again Saturday in the opening round of the Big East tournament -- only way that wouldn't happen is if Pittsburgh loses at Georgetown, which is 3-10 in league play. It's a road game for Pitt, so anything could happen, but likely a Pittsburgh win. Pitt loses the head-to-head with Seton Hall because the Pirates beat them last month.
To go into Selection Sunday with any level of confidence, the Bulls likely need to win their next two games, whoever they play. Anything less than that, they'll be banking heavily on their strength of schedule and the Big East's reputation as the deepest conference in college basketball.