NCAA Tournament March Madness

#297 W Michigan

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Projection: need to automatically qualify

Western Michigan's case for an at-large bid is non-existent; they're a team that must punch their ticket through the Mid-American Conference Tournament. With losses to South Dakota State, Georgia State, Northwestern, and Ohio State, it's clear that when faced with stiffer competition, the Broncos have consistently fallen short. Defeats against lower-tier conference opponents like Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan further stain their resume. Their only sliver of hope may have come from tight contests with Northwestern and Ohio State, proving they can at times put up a fight against higher-quality teams. Yet, without any marquee wins and with such a poor overall record, their only path to the NCAA tournament is to string together a miraculous run in the conference tournament.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6N Dakota St279L80-76
11/11Georgia St228L77-70
11/19@Ohio St48L73-56
11/24(N)SE Louisiana309W68-67
12/1St Thomas MN173L65-51
12/5@Notre Dame124L86-65
12/9Youngstown St141L72-68
12/16@IL Chicago193L89-68
12/21@Cleveland St202L90-77
1/2@Miami OH259W83-74
1/9N Illinois295W95-90
1/20@Bowling Green206L84-79
1/23E Michigan322W73-56
1/27C Michigan240L62-55
2/3Ball St266L77-67
2/10@Southern Miss229L86-54
2/17@C Michigan240L69-42
2/20Miami OH259W77-58
2/27@E Michigan322L70-67
3/2@Ball St266W78-76
3/5Bowling Green206L73-65