NCAA Tournament March Madness

#249 Portland St

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Projection: need to automatically qualify

A Portland St team navigating the up-and-down terrain of the Big Sky Conference finds itself with a resume that lacks the luster for an at-large bid, given the overall body of work. The Vikings' season is speckled with some noteworthy victories, such as their triumph over Montana State, a top contender in the conference. However, the inconsistency they displayed, notably with losses to lower-tier conference foes like Idaho State and Northern Arizona, weighs down their tournament credentials. Although they've shown they can handle middle-of-the-road teams, a glaring shortfall is the absence of a signature win against higher-ranked competition, an opportunity they missed against Washington State. They must now eye their conference tournament as the golden ticket – a do-or-die path to secure the automatic berth, because unless they claim the Big Sky title, their season likely ends without a dance invite.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6@Air Force288W62-55
11/9@UC Santa Barbara214W82-76
11/17@Cal Baptist196W66-63
11/18(N)Cal Poly339W73-57
11/19(N)St Thomas MN173L76-70
12/2@Washington St49L71-61
12/15@San Diego251L69-65
12/18@Fresno St208W75-72
12/28@E Washington143L91-57
1/6@Missouri KC238L83-67
1/11Idaho St264L69-63
1/13Weber St163W69-66
1/18@Northern Arizona287L84-65
1/20@N Colorado205L90-61
1/27Montana St204W94-91
2/3CS Sacramento305W58-51
2/5E Washington143L90-77
2/8@Weber St163L84-72
2/10@Idaho St264L68-65
2/15N Colorado205W82-72
2/17Northern Arizona287W83-68
2/22@Montana St204L72-67
3/2@CS Sacramento305L73-61