Ponds is out today as well as Yakwe, a backup wing and the Johnnies are coming off a 2OT win on Wed night. There are no excuses for us in this game.Not surprising that the Friars fell at Xavier on senior night Wednesday. In fact, I’m impressed they hung as closely as they did with our seniors playing so poorly. Really encouraging performances out of MAL, Maliek & Nate Watson in particular. (To say nothing of Diallo who I’m convinced is the team’s best player now.)
Big one tomorrow at the Dunk hosting St. John’s. A win has them finishing no worse than 5th in the Big East regular season, and I think ensures a trip to Dayton at least. Add to that a W over Butler or Seton Hall in the Big East tournament, and I think PC earns a 9 or 10 seed.
Lose tomorrow? Hello, NIT. But I can’t see that happening on senior day, with Ponds questionable for the Johnnies.
Basically, any regular season conference champs winning their tourneys on top of that helps. Rhody or the Bonnies taking the A-10 tourney and not letting a VCU or St. Joe's sneak in would be a good start.For the 4th time in 5 years, PC plays in the 4/5 game in the second game of the day on Thursday afternoon. It is a vital opportunity to pick up another good win on the resume. A win and might be able to avoid the First Four if there are a normal number of bid stealers. A loss and I feel like Dayton is best case scenario.
Which teams should I be rooting to win their conference tourney to avoid the bubble shrinking?