Thursday, March 02, 2006

Sports: Big West season winding down

Pacific controls their destiny in pursuit of their 3rd straight regular season Big West title. If UC Irvine wins their final game and Pacific loses their final two then UCI wins the title outright. However, if Pacific wins even 1 of their final 2 games, the worst they can do is tie for the regular season title and since Pacific holds all the tie-breakers, they get the number one seed in the post-season tournament.

As it stands, the BWT is the only ticket to the NCAA.

As for the NIT, should Pacific fail to win the BWT, they might have the RPI (less than 100) to get into the NIT. It is doubtful that UCI would get an NIT bid with their over 100 RPI.

UPDATE: Pacific mauled UCSB to clinch their 3rd straight Big West regular season championship. UCI plays in the semis Friday, March 10, 9PM with ESPNU coverage. If they win, they play again Saturday, March 11, 9PM with ESPN coverage. I think this game is the last tournament game in championship weekend. I plan to be there Friday night! And if the Anteaters advance, I'll be there Saturday night!!

Here is the BWT schedule:

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