NCAA Tournament March Madness

#304 Wagner

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Projected seed: 16 (automatic qualifier, play-in game) (automatic qualifier)

Wagner's season has been a tale of consistency in inconsistency, with their record reflecting a team that's struggled to establish dominance against its peers. Notably, their defense seems to be their shining beacon, but this fails to mask the deficiencies on the offensive end. Critical losses to low-ranked opponents, such as the one against Sacred Heart, and close shaves against teams at the tail end of the standings like St. Francis PA and Central Conn, showcase a troubling lack of finishing power. More disturbing is their lack of significant wins, particularly the absence of a statement victory against higher-ranked competition, which would have bolstered their resume considerably. The single-digit losses to Seton Hall and Providence are indicators of a team that can compete at a higher level, but without pulling out a win, they remain as what-ifs. In summary, the uneven performance, especially in the context of a conference that doesn't get much love from the selection committee, leaves Wagner dependant on a conference tournament triumph for a dance ticket.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/14@Rhode Island197L69-53
11/18@Seton Hall56L72-51
12/2@Stony Brook154W60-59
12/6@Coppin St354W62-59
12/10Boston Univ299L73-59
1/4@LIU Brooklyn344L69-67
1/6St Francis PA353W71-56
1/21@Sacred Heart307L66-61
1/27@Central Conn265L69-68
2/1Le Moyne311W80-57
2/8@F Dickinson328W66-62
2/15@St Francis PA353W65-63
2/17Sacred Heart307L63-53
2/22Central Conn265L73-72
2/25LIU Brooklyn344W72-57
2/29@Le Moyne311L70-56
3/2F Dickinson328L57-54
3/6@Sacred Heart307W60-57
3/9@Central Conn265W66-56