The Hoyas, like always had a second half lead. But for once, they kept it.
56-54, final. The Hoyas beat the Villanova Wildcats in Philly. With the win the Hoyas regain some hope. If they win out and win 3 games in the Big East tournement that will give them a chance to get in as the last team. But there are other teams looking to get in also. Do they deserve it more. Lets take a look at there resumes.
They have solid wins against Memphis,Connecticut,Syracuse and Villanova but struggled to a 7-11 against RPI top 100 teams. They have pretty much run out of regular season chances only having DePaul and St.Johns left to play.
Kentucky is slowlly taking them selves out. At first it looked like they had a shot, but now are losing to unquallity teams. Yes, Jodie Meeks could be the next Stephen Curry come tourny time, but they will have to make it first then. There remaining schedule shows Georgia and Florida. Florida is a decent team, but Georgia isnt at all.
The best the Irish will do in the Big East will be 8-10. And that will only happen if they are able to beat Villanova. Including a 72nd rated RPI and they are not in good shape. Also, one of there quallity wins isnt a qualllity win anymore, Georgetown. Now they have one chance to show the commitie what there made of. Villanova.
Penn St. 20-9
At first we thought the Lions wouldnt stand a chance in making it. But they have played them selves in and deserve an at-large bid if they win out. Out of the teams on the list, I think there in the best shape. But they still have one challenge, Illinois. But lukilly for them, the beat the Illini 38-33.
Virginia Tech: 17-11
Looking at there record you would say Tech is in good shape. But they are going through the hardest part of there schedule. They beat Clemson, lose to Duke, but still have North Carolina and Florida St. to go. They do have quallity wins though, Wake Forest,Clemson and they would have beat Xavier if it wernt for a half-court buzzer beater.