It’s that time of Championship Week when programs on the NCAA Tournament bubble start to worry about bid thieves.
Saint Mary’s already might have pulled off one of those swipes when it stunned No. 1 Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference on Tuesday. The Gaels had a shot at making the NCAA Tournament with an at-large bid even with a loss to the Zags but now there’s no denying that the WCC will get two bids.
The Mid-American, Pac-12 and Mountain West are three conferences where the dreaded bid thief could strike. No. 18 Buffalo is comfortably in the Big Dance and a loss over the next few days would make the MAC an unexpected two-bid league.
If a program other than Washington or Arizona