It’s going to be a far more nerve-racking selection show for the UB womens’ team than it was for the men.
Because the Bulls did not win the MAC tournament they are not guaranteed a bid and are listed merely as a “bubble” team by several sites. Their record of 27-5 includes 10 wins over top 100 team and was good for the #22 RPI nationally.
The MAC is a good womens basketball conference. Six teams among the nations top 100, three teams among the nations top 50, and 2 team in the top 25.
So... by all rights they earned an at-large bid. Getting one is in many ways a bigger accomplishment for a mid-major program than winning their conference tournament.
2018 Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament Selection Show:
- Time: 7 p.m. ET on Monday, March 12.
- Television: ESPN
- Online: WatchESPN