After losing a second game to Pepperdine back on February 5th, many thought BYU's NCAA Tournament hopes were all but over. The Cougars had other plans though, winning their next eight games, picking up their signature win of the season at the then 3rd-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs, and playing their way back into the bubble.
This past Tuesday night the Cougars winning streak came to an end at the hands of those same Bulldogs in the West Coast Conference Championship game. Once again coming one win short of an automatic berth into the tournament, BYU (25-9) now has to wait to discover its fate.
With the way things have been going in various conference tournaments around the country, BYU should be included in the field of 68.
The Cougars were in a similar situation last season (23-12) and ended up earning a 10-seed and a matchup versus Oregon. Without Kyle Collinsworth, who tore his ACL in last season's WCC Championship game, the Cougars didn't look like the same team, falling to Oregon 87-68.
This year's Cougars will find out where they are seeded and their opponent on the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Selection Show tomorrow night at 4:00 p.m.
How to watch:
Date and time: Sunday, March 15, 4:00 p.m. MT
Radio: Westwood One Sports
Online Streaming: NCAA March Madness Live