NCAA Tournament March Madness

#162 PFW

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Projection: need to automatically qualify

PFW's season has seen a solid number of wins, but a closer look discloses that many of those victories have come against opponents on the lower end of the competitive spectrum. Their resume lacks a signature win, with losses in opportunities against higher-ranked teams like Pittsburgh and San Francisco, raising questions about their ability to compete with tournament-caliber opponents. Additionally, inconsistencies are highlighted by losses to teams like Robert Morris and Milwaukee, which are games you'd expect them to win if they were punching at a higher weight. Their offense has shown promise, but their defensive vulnerabilities could be a major point of exploitation against the more offensively proficient teams they'd face in the tournament. To enhance their profile, they'd need an exceptional showing in the Horizon League Tournament, ideally securing the automatic bid, because as it stands, their body of work likely doesn't stand out to the selection committee for an at-large berth.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/12TX A&M Commerce330W86-64
11/17(N)Northern Arizona287W77-67
11/18(N)South Dakota321W93-81
11/22@San Francisco89L76-60
11/29WI Green Bay223W75-71
12/6@Southern Indiana340W70-57
12/9SE Missouri St349W89-80
12/29N Kentucky183W73-60
1/6Wright St166L106-98
1/10@Youngstown St141L93-85
1/12@Robert Morris316L91-88
1/20@Cleveland St202L75-68
1/25@N Kentucky183W63-58
2/1WI Milwaukee231L68-65
2/4Youngstown St141W82-78
2/7Cleveland St202L75-72
2/23@WI Green Bay223W85-59
2/25@WI Milwaukee231L96-88
2/28@Wright St166W79-77
3/2Robert Morris316W83-65
3/5Robert Morris316W78-63