NCAA Tournament March Madness

#133 WKU

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Projected seed: 15 (automatic qualifier)

WKU's path to the big dance is likely hinging on winning their conference tournament, as their resume shows a team skirting the edges of bigger opportunities without really sealing the deal. Victories over opponents like MTSU and Louisiana Tech show they can handle business, but concerning losses such as against Bowling Green and narrow wins over lower-ranked teams like FIU indicate inconsistency. A high offensive rating illustrates potential to do damage, yet the defensive woes could haunt them in high-pressure matchups. Lastly, missing wins over higher-ranked non-conference foes means WKU hasn't proven they can punch above their weight class, leaving their case for an at-large bid tenuous at best. Winning the Conference USA crown would not only auto-punch their ticket but give them much-needed momentum and a sense of invincibility heading into March.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/9@Wichita St159L71-61
11/14@Murray St158W86-81
11/24(N)Bowling Green206W72-65
11/26(N)UNC Asheville156L77-67
12/3E Kentucky195W79-69
12/12@Wright St166W91-84
12/16Austin Peay203W65-64
12/19@Cal Baptist196W73-70
12/30Abilene Chr192W86-84
1/10@Sam Houston St139L78-74
1/13Jacksonville St215W80-69
1/18@New Mexico St260L72-70
1/25Florida Intl270W105-91
2/1Sam Houston St139L79-77
2/7@Louisiana Tech95W81-76
2/10@Jacksonville St215W70-59
2/17New Mexico St260W72-58
2/28Louisiana Tech95L90-84
3/2@Florida Intl270L85-83
3/14(N)New Mexico St260W89-69