ESPN released their latest Bubble Watch
today and in the Mid-Major category, they have three locks: Memphis, Butler
They say Davidson should be in and Siena along with Utah, BYU, Utah State, San Diego State, Saint Mary's and UNLV still have work to do.
This is what they say about the Saints.
Siena [18-5 (12-0), RPI: 21, SOS: 48] If Siena doesn't win the MAAC tournament to earn an automatic bid into the NCAAs, it will be an interesting case study for the selection committee. The computers are giving the Saints a lot of credit for playing a treacherous nonconference schedule, which included road losses at Pittsburgh and Kansas and neutral-court defeats to Tennessee and Oklahoma State. Siena is 0-4 against RPI top-50 foes, but does have seven wins against top-100 opponents. The selection committee probably wouldn't admit it, but the Saints' 83-62 rout of No. 4 seed Vanderbilt in the 2008 NCAA tournament is probably still fresh in some members' mind.
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