NCAA Tournament March Madness

#255 Southern Univ

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Projection: need to automatically qualify

Southern Univ's path to the Big Dance will almost certainly need to go through winning their conference tournament to grab that automatic bid. The resume doesn't instill fear in the selection committee, given the hefty losses to high-caliber teams like Arizona, Illinois, and Marquette. However, one can’t overlook the massive stunner against Mississippi State, a clear standout on their schedule. It shows this team can rally to upset higher-ranked teams. The losses to Western Illinois and Bethune-Cookman are especially troubling; those games should have been winnable and highlight inconsistency which could haunt them come selection time. Their record is respectable, but to sway the committee, they must not just win, they must dominate their remaining games against conference rivals and build momentum to potentially steal a game or two in a post-season tournament setting.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6@TCU40L108-75
11/8@UNLV65W85-71
11/13@Arizona4L97-59
11/17@W Illinois212L88-80
11/19@Illinois9L88-60
11/25@Valparaiso284L71-59
11/28@Marquette10L93-56
12/3@Mississippi St21W60-59
12/9SE Louisiana293W69-44
12/16@Tulane141L105-81
1/6TX Southern266W58-51
1/8Prairie View337W79-58
1/13@Florida A&M339W74-65
1/15@Bethune-Cookman305L83-81
1/20@Grambling238L79-62
1/27Ark Pine Bluff345W80-66
1/29MS Valley St362W78-54
2/3@Alcorn St281W71-70
2/5@Jackson St299W72-63
2/10Alabama A&M334W69-62
2/12Alabama St315W73-62
2/17@Prairie View337W77-71
2/19@TX Southern266L68-56
2/24Grambling238L63-57
3/2Bethune-Cookman30573%
3/4Florida A&M33984%
3/7@Alabama St31554%
3/9@Alabama A&M33464%