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14 March 2008

Following the bubble today

posted by Pete @ LetsGoNova.com
3/14/2008 03:40:00 PM
Here is a list of games that could affect Villanova's bubble status today. All the games are listed in the preferred outcome for the Wildcats.

I still believe that Villanova will be selected on Sunday for the NCAA tournament.

Obviously, some of these games are orders of magnitude more important than others for Villanova's hopes, but I have listed them all for the sake of completeness. I have highlighted the most important of these games in bold.

The games are listed in chronological order.
  • UNC over FSU
  • Texas over OK St.
  • Wisconsin over Michigan
  • Tennessee over South Carolina
  • Miami over VT
  • MSU over OSU
  • Oklahoma over Colorado
  • Vanderbilt over Arkansas
  • Memphis over Southern Miss.
  • Purdue over Illinois
  • Xavier over St. Joe's
  • West Virginia over Georgetown
  • Duke over Georgia Tech
  • Kansas over Nebraska
  • Charlotte over Temple
  • Mississippi St. over Alabama
  • Pittsburgh over Marquette
  • Indiana over Minnesota
  • Kansas St. over Texas A&M
  • Clemson over BC
  • BYU over SDSU
  • Kent St. over Miami (Ohio)
  • UNLV over Utah
  • Georgia over Kentucky [postponed]

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At 4:08 PM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Jessica said...

What? No times of when the games are being played? And no listing of what channels they will be on, if any? CST, please.


At 4:10 PM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Pete said...

chrono order should be enough, when one game ends just look for the next on the list -- I swear, girls sometimes.

At 4:29 PM, March 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think if Vandy can beat Arkansas, that will help too no?

At 4:30 PM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Pete said...

Yes, that is why it is listed.

At 4:59 PM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Paul said...

Someone needs to explain to me how Kentucky is considered a lock at 18-11:
Losses at home to Gardner Webb, San Diego, UAB, at Houston, at Florida. Wins against juggernauts such as Central Arkansas, Liberty, Tennessee St., Stony Brook, Florida Int'l, and Tennessee Tech. Yes, they had injuries, but so did everyone else, including Villanova.

At 5:21 PM, March 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

pete this is awesome! great job.


At 5:28 PM, March 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Paul... did you just handpick the way to make Kentucky's resume look the worst it could possibly be?

They did beat Tennessee, Vandy, Arkansas and Florida. True all at home, but they beat 2 very good ranked teams, and 2 strong bubble teams. SEC sucks, but 12-4 in the conference doesn't hurt.

They also played a tough non-conf schedule. UNC, Indiana, and Louisville. Did they beat any? No... but they made an effort.

If you are someone who thinks Nova is in right now, how can you not consider Kentucky a lock?


At 5:57 PM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Pete said...

Ark's win doesnt hurt us so much because they were already ahead of us. VT's win only hurts us if they win tomorrow.

As of 6 pm we are still in with plenty of room, depending on results tonight.

At 6:00 PM, March 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heading off to Outback in Herndon,VA to watch these games. My Villanova shirt is on...my prayers are set...see you all on Friday!

At 6:06 PM, March 14, 2008, Anonymous Lip said...

It sounds like Scottie Reynolds commented on the blog...

At 6:08 PM, March 14, 2008, Anonymous Gregg said...

Pete, the game by game updates are great! It puts everything in perspective on what has to happen in order for us to get in. I'm just a little worried because all of the analysts are saying that we are out, and this site is probably a bit biased.

At 6:12 PM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Pete said...

A lot of the brackets have us in. It's just ESPN (Lunardi and Glockner) that has us out. CBS, SI, Bracketography all have us in.

The numbers are just working out in Nova's favor tremendously right now. We could still get snubbed, especially if the bubble shrinks or VT and SJU pass us, but it is looking less and less likely.

At 7:40 PM, March 14, 2008, Anonymous Gregg said...

Wow, St. Joes is smashing the big X

At 9:06 PM, March 14, 2008, Anonymous It's over.. said...

St. Joe's is in.. Nova is out.

Lunardi is probably in bed with the St. Joe's hawk right now.

At 9:07 PM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Pete said...

Memphis wins, which was vitally important. SJU beats X, so the Hawks are now a lock. Illinois beat Purdue, but that loss doesn't hurt at all assuming the Illini do not win the auto-bid.

WVU beating GT would have made our win slightly better, but the game really doesn't matter at all.

Nova is still in decent shape going into the late games.

At 10:25 PM, March 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

after that humiliating loss i thought we were out for sure. its good to know we still have a chance, but im not gonna get my hopes up.

At 11:50 PM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Pete said...

End of the night... Nova still looks like it's in good shape.

At 11:54 PM, March 14, 2008, Anonymous NovaSpan said...

Kent state really scared me.


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