NCAA Tournament March Madness

#339 Cal Poly

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Projection: need to automatically qualify

Cal Poly's season trajectory makes it crystal clear: they're a long shot to make a splash in the NCAA tournament without punching their ticket automatically by winning the Big West Conference tournament. Despite a gritty win against St. Thomas MN and showing they can scrap with closer losses to teams like Oregon State and Long Beach State, they've also stumbled in matchups where they were more evenly matched, for example against Cal State Northridge and CS Fullerton. The lack of consistent offensive firepower, as evidenced in their struggles to put up points against most of their schedule, coupled with a middle-of-the-pack defensive effort that hasn't been enough to counteract their scoring woes, paints a picture of a team that needs to harness some serious magic come conference tournament time to extend their season.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/17(N)St Thomas MN173W61-60
11/18(N)Portland St249L73-57
11/19@Cal Baptist196L67-58
11/29San Jose St257W81-77
12/4@Oregon St147L70-63
12/9@Weber St163L78-50
12/18E Washington143L62-53
12/21NE Omaha268W66-53
12/28CS Northridge221L83-73
12/30@UC Davis170L71-46
1/4Long Beach St157L89-82
1/6UC Santa Barbara214L61-52
1/11@UC Riverside210L71-56
1/13UC San Diego125L86-61
1/20@CS Bakersfield256L65-53
1/25CS Fullerton245L54-51
2/1UC Irvine73L73-59
2/3UC Davis170L59-52
2/8@CS Northridge221L78-65
2/10@Long Beach St157L77-68
2/22@CS Fullerton245L68-50
2/24UC Riverside210L84-78
2/29@UC Santa Barbara214L83-75
3/2CS Bakersfield256L68-56
3/7@UC Irvine73L82-68
3/9@UC San Diego125L92-87