NCAA Tournament March Madness

#27 BYU

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Projected seed: 5

BYU's projection as a mid-seed comes off an overall robust resume highlighted by some quality wins, particularly within their conference. Taking down teams like San Diego State shows they've got the mettle to handle squads with strong defensive acumen. Their Big 12 play has truly defined their season, showcasing their ability to beat top-tier competition as evidenced by victories against teams like Kansas and Baylor—both of whom have been in the thick of the title conversation. Their offense has been electric, and it seems to be their ticket to making noise come tournament time. Yet, their defense has shown vulnerability, which is illustrated by some of their losses. This shows that when faced with more balanced or defensively stout teams, they have stumbles that could prove costly in a do-or-die tourney setting. Moving forward, they have the chance to further burnish their portfolio, but they also run the risk of undoing some good work if they falter, particularly in easier matchups that could be seen as games they ought to win. Overall, their ability to score at high volumes paired with a fair share of signature wins positions them as a tough out in the upcoming NCAA tournament.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6Houston Chr353W110-63
11/10San Diego St20W74-65
11/15SE Louisiana293W105-48
11/18Morgan St329W93-50
11/23(N)Arizona St120W77-49
11/24(N)NC State82W95-86
12/1(N)Fresno St195W85-56
12/5Evansville178W96-55
12/9@Utah69L73-69
12/13Denver276W90-74
12/16Georgia St210W86-54
12/22Bellarmine313W101-59
12/30Wyoming171W94-68
1/6Cincinnati64L71-60
1/9@Baylor17L81-72
1/13@UCF89W63-58
1/16Iowa St13W87-72
1/20@Texas Tech47L85-78
1/23Houston3L75-68
1/27Texas35W84-72
2/3@West Virginia148W86-73
2/6@Oklahoma41L82-66
2/10Kansas St73W72-66
2/13UCF89W90-88
2/17@Oklahoma St119L93-83
2/20Baylor17W78-71
2/24@Kansas St73L84-74
2/27@Kansas18W76-68
3/2TCU40W87-75
3/6@Iowa St1331%
3/9Oklahoma St11982%