The latest Bracketology is out and the Bulls are still listed as a No. 13 seed, playing UCLA in Portland. Meanwhile, reeling Syracuse is a No. 7 seed going up against Dayton. The Bulls are 11-1 in their last 12 games. a 76 RPI and an SOS of 200 indicate UB must win the MAC Tournament to have any chance at an NCAA berth.
The Orange better get it together or risk being left out of the tournament for the third consecutive season. Maybe it isn't time to press the panic button over last weekend's loss at Villanova - the Wildcats were a Sweet 16 team a year ago while the Orange were in the NIT - but potential back-to-back losses this week at UConn and at home against Georgetown, who is also hanging on for dear life, could be costly for Syracuse.