Bubble Watch: WVU Basketball in More Comfortable Position
ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi updated his bubble projections on Tuesday morning. Lunardi still has West Virginia in as one of the “last four byes.”
WVU is in the same category with Memphis, Boise State and Auburn.
— Joe Lunardi (@ESPNLunardi) March 1, 2023
Bubble watch for WVU:
Auburn at Alabama
Utah State at UNLV
Penn State at Northwestern
On Tuesday, Lunardi released his bracketology projections, putting West Virginia as a 10-seed against Maryland in Sacramento.
Prior to the Iowa State game, Lunardi marked WVU as one of the last teams in the field. West Virginia now has five quad-1 wins. WVU’s NET ranking increased by three spots to No. 23.
The Mountaineers are in prime position to return to the NCAA Tournament as long as they take care of business. First, they will host No. 11 Kansas State at home on Saturday for Senior Day. Then, the Mountaineers will hit the road to travel to Kansas City for the Big 12 Conference Tournament.