NCAA Tournament March Madness

#309 SE Louisiana

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Projection: need to automatically qualify

When assessing SE Louisiana's season and their potential for an invitation to the big dance, one can't help but notice the highs and lows that have defined their journey. Their non-conference slate was a gauntlet, marked by challenging encounters with top-tier teams like Auburn and well-regarded programs such as BYU, which resulted in losses but offered valuable experience. While they secured a notable win against Murray State and were competitive against LSU, these moments were counterbalanced by several setbacks against peers in their conference, such as Nicholls State and McNeese State. Emerging from a conference like the Southland without a commanding record or a clear dominance over in-conference rivals reflects a team that has struggled to find consistent form. They've shown flashes of what they're capable of – a tight defense at times and an ability to pull off an upset – but in the broader context, they'll need an automatic qualification through a conference tournament victory to punch their ticket to March Madness. Their performance has not created a compelling at-large bid case, with missed opportunities in key games leaving them in a position where their postseason fate hinges on their conference tournament success.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/18@Santa Clara107L65-63
11/24(N)W Michigan297L68-67
11/25(N)Tennessee St282L91-77
12/9@Southern Univ286L69-44
12/12@Louisiana Tech95L89-60
12/16@Murray St158W61-55
1/6@New Orleans338W73-68
1/9@Nicholls St233L66-61
1/13@McNeese St43L74-65
1/15TAM C. Christi172L73-68
1/20TX A&M Commerce330L68-52
1/22Northwestern LA325W71-62
1/29@Houston Chr356W80-58
2/3McNeese St43W77-74
2/5Incarnate Word347W76-64
2/10@Northwestern LA325W69-59
2/12@TX A&M Commerce330W79-77
2/17Houston Chr356W81-78
2/24New Orleans338W77-67
3/2@TAM C. Christi172L80-68
3/4@Incarnate Word347W73-56
3/7Nicholls St233L80-54
3/10(N)New Orleans338L78-66