NCAA Tournament March Madness

#49 Grand Canyon

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Projected seed: 12 (automatic qualifier)

Grand Canyon's season paints the picture of a team that has been dominant in its conference and has racked up a healthy number of wins, but one that lacks the signature victories that the selection committee usually swoons over. Their best win against San Diego State is the type of quality win that gives their resume some shine, but the loss to an also-ran like Seattle and a couple of other lower-tier losses have sullied their overall profile. They are a squad riding on the high of a great record in a mid-major conference, and their resume reflects a team that's likely to need their conference's automatic bid to punch their ticket. Strong defense has been a hallmark, but their offense hasn’t been as explosive against tougher competition, which could be a concern. A potential win against Cal Baptist would add another W to the stack but wouldn’t move the needle much in terms of tournament seeding.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6SE Missouri St347W88-67
11/12Northern Arizona278W89-55
11/17(N)San Francisco87W76-72
11/19(N)South Carolina15L75-68
11/25N Dakota St274W86-71
12/2UT Arlington125W76-69
12/5San Diego St20W79-73
12/20Sam Houston St145W76-64
12/30Louisiana Tech81W73-70
1/4@Southern Utah252W96-75
1/6@Utah Tech276W75-65
1/11Abilene Chr184W74-64
1/13Tarleton St104W74-48
1/18Utah Valley170W78-65
1/25@SF Austin161W53-51
1/27@UT Arlington125W67-61
2/3@Utah Valley170W86-67
2/10Southern Utah252W94-65
2/15Utah Tech276W73-61
2/17Cal Baptist186W79-76
2/22@Tarleton St104L77-74
2/24@Abilene Chr184L79-73
3/2SF Austin161W80-58
3/8@Cal Baptist18672%