NCAA Tournament March Madness

#145 Louisiana

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Projection: need to automatically qualify

Louisiana's path to the NCAA tournament is likely going to hinge on grabbing the Sun Belt Conference's automatic bid in the conference tournament. While the team has had some notable wins, they've also stumbled in some critical matchups against higher competition like Samford and Louisiana Tech, and they've missed opportunities to boost their resume with a handful of losses to less competitive teams, including a disappointing defeat at ULM. Their ability to navigate the upcoming conference tournament will be the defining factor for their March chances, as their non-conference performance and middle-of-the-road metrics in both offensive and defensive efficiency don't paint the picture of an at-large contender. The focus now should be on peaking at the right time and finding consistency that has eluded them throughout the season in key matchups. The tournament will be their chance to rewrite the story of their season with the stakes at their highest.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6Youngstown St141W72-62
11/20(N)Wright St166L91-85
11/22(N)Long Beach St157W92-82
12/9@Louisiana Tech95L72-67
12/13E Kentucky195W73-62
12/17@McNeese St43L74-72
1/4James Madison51L68-61
1/6Coastal Car315W85-77
1/13@Arkansas St129W84-77
1/17@Texas St169W86-68
1/20@South Alabama217W88-79
1/26Arkansas St129W81-75
1/28Texas St169W66-46
2/3South Alabama217W80-60
2/7Georgia St228L78-69
2/11Bowling Green206W86-60
2/15@Old Dominion296W68-60
2/17@Appalachian St81L85-73
2/24@Southern Miss229L82-71
3/1Southern Miss229W77-61
3/7(N)Coastal Car315W80-66
3/9(N)Arkansas St129L89-62