NCAA Tournament March Madness

#208 Merrimack

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Projected seed: 16 (automatic qualifier, play-in game) (automatic qualifier)

Merrimack's season reflects the kind of gritty, tenacious squad that can wreak havoc defensively, with a nod to their ability to stifle opposing offenses, particularly within their conference. However, their overall strength of schedule and performance against higher-ranked teams leaves something to be desired, as evidenced by the outcomes when squaring off against Vermont and Ohio State. The close calls against Georgetown and Samford show potential, but the losses to teams at the lower end of the spectrum, like Alabama State, raise red flags about consistency and the ability to close out games. To snatch a better projection in the tournament, they'll need to not only dominate in the Northeast Conference but also make a statement by winning their conference tournament convincingly, which historically serves as the lifeline into the Big Dance for teams from smaller conferences.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6@Vermont90L67-55
11/12@Maine229W71-65
11/15@Ohio St66L76-52
11/22(N)NC A&T331W96-73
11/24@Samford77L79-71
11/25(N)Alabama St315L66-60
11/29@Georgetown202L69-67
12/2MA Lowell124W74-68
12/5@Florida23L77-57
12/19@Cincinnati64L65-49
12/22Bucknell307W68-52
12/30@Boston Univ303L74-63
1/4F Dickinson327W60-56
1/6Sacred Heart306W82-58
1/13@Le Moyne316W66-62
1/15@Central Conn257L75-70
1/19Wagner325L71-65
1/21Stonehill359W63-47
1/25@Wagner325W60-44
1/27@St Francis PA356W74-55
2/3Central Conn257W71-68
2/8@LIU Brooklyn346W82-79
2/10Le Moyne316W66-50
2/15@Stonehill359W66-63
2/17LIU Brooklyn346W83-68
2/22St Francis PA356W71-60
2/29@F Dickinson327W74-55
3/2@Sacred Heart306L89-85