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BYU Tournament Résumé: Cougars rocket up projections, will it be enough?

As we approach conference tournament time, here's a look at BYU's tournament profile.

BYU's bench rushes the floor at the conclusion of its road win at Gonzaga.
BYU's bench rushes the floor at the conclusion of its road win at Gonzaga.
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Going 2-0 on a road trip is never a bad thing in college basketball. It becomes a really good thing when one of the teams you beat is 17-0 in conference play, on track for a 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament, and hasn't lost at home in 41 games and for 4 years and 1 month to a conference opponent.

It was a good week for BYU basketball. How well has it impacted the Cougars' tournament chances? Again, there are a lot of moving parts to getting an at-large bid. Obviously BYU's performance in Las Vegas will matter, as will a dozen other teams' performances as they finish up their regular season and play in conference tournaments.

As for this moment in time, I've compiled a profile of data from bracketologists and records to take a look at where the Cougars stand relative to qualifying for the NCAA tournament.

BYU'S PROFILE

Record: 23-8 (8-1 since loss to San Diego)
Home: 13-3
Road: 8-3 | Neutral: 2-2 | Combined: 10-5

RATINGS
RPI: 37 (+21)
KenPom: 26 (+7)
Sagarin: 32 (+5)

STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE
KenPom: 76 (+9)
Sagarin: 82 (+6)

RPI W-L PROFILE

Top 50: 1-3
51-100: 3-2
101-150: 5-3
151-200: 4-0
200+: 8-0

BRACKETOLOGY

Joe LunardiESPN
STATUS: IN
Last team (#68) in
12-seed vs. (12) Temple in Dayton

Jerry PalmCBS
STATUS: OUT
First team out (#69)

Chris DobberteanSB Nation
STATUS: IN
Last team in (#68)
11-seed vs. (11) Oregon in Dayton

Dave OmmenNBC
STATUS: IN
Last Five In (second-to-last #67)
11-seed vs. (11) Boise State in Dayton

Bracket Matrix
STATUS: IN
12-seed vs. (12) Tulsa in Dayton
Appearing in 60 of 95 brackets

With this bubble status it will be good to keep an eye on John Templon's NIT Bracketology.

John TemplonNIT Bracketology
STATUS: NCAA Tournament
Not included in NIT field, listed in last 5 in.

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The Cougars now have a really good RPI, a good road record, and a marquee win on its side. Take care of business in Vegas, and it looks like a bid could be theirs.