NCAA Tournament March Madness

#347 Incarnate Word

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Projection: need to automatically qualify

Incarnate Word has had a challenging season with many more misses than hits, primarily against higher-ranked opposition like Texas and McNeese State, where they struggled to keep pace. Wins against teams closer to their level, such as UT San Antonio and Houston Christian, show they can find their rhythm, but losses to Lamar and Southeastern Louisiana highlight a lack of consistency. This team's path forward hinges on their ability to pull off upsets in the conference tournament; the regular season resume doesn't provide the firepower for an at-large bid. The defense has been particularly porous, and they'll need to tighten that up significantly as they meet teams that know how to exploit those gaps. The offense has shown occasional sparks, but it lacks the efficiency and explosiveness needed to make a deep run without dramatically increasing their tenacity on both ends of the court.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/18@Ark Pine Bluff345W100-81
11/22Jacksonville St215W67-66
11/25@UT San Antonio277L90-80
11/26(N)Jacksonville St215L67-65
12/9Northern Arizona287L76-75
12/21@IL Chicago193W67-66
1/6TAM C. Christi172L75-65
1/13@Northwestern LA325L97-71
1/20McNeese St43L80-66
1/22Nicholls St233L78-74
1/27Houston Chr356W79-75
1/31@TX A&M Commerce330L71-66
2/3@New Orleans338W82-80
2/5@SE Louisiana309L76-64
2/10@Houston Chr356L86-83
2/17Northwestern LA325L81-61
2/19TX A&M Commerce330L76-72
2/24@McNeese St43L87-71
2/26@Nicholls St233L92-82
3/2New Orleans338L87-80
3/4SE Louisiana309L73-56
3/6@TAM C. Christi172L71-52