Sunday, Bubble Sunday
It looks like we are on the outside looking in. There is still a chance but we won't know anything until the Selection Show early Sunday evening. To many BC fans this is very familiar. Unfortunately our history as a bubble team is not great. More times than not, our bubble teams have ended up in the NIT. Here is a look back.
Resume: 18-9 regular season. 7-9 in Big East play. Lost first round of Big East Tournament.
BC made the most of the invite making the Sweet 16.
Resume: 15-12 regular season. 7-9 in Big East play. Lost in first round of Big East Tournament.
This wasn't surprising as BC had an awful Big East record. However, Jim O'Brien made the most of his NIT bid and got BC to the semi-finals before losing to UConn.
Resume: 15-12 regular season. 7-11 in Big East play. Lost in the semi-finals of the Big East Tournament.
This was not a surprise either. The team was young, started hot and then faded later in the season. They received an NIT bid but only made it to the second round.
Resume: 15-11 regular season. 9-9 in Big East play. Lost in the second round of the Big East Tournament.
This was a big disappointment. The team was red hot mid season, but faded down the stretch and didn't get off the bubble. They made the third round of the NIT.
Resume: 20-9 regular season. 10-8 in Big East play. Lost in first round of the Big East Tournament.
You would have thought that the resume was a lock, but it was another JOB team that faded down the stretch and got knocked out of the Big East Tournament early. They selection committee didn't think much of BC, handing the Eagles a 9 seed. BC was also put in the same bracket as the No.1 overall seed and defending champions North Carolina. We all know how that ended.
Resume: 19-10 regular season. 8-8 in Big East play. Lost in second round of the Big East Tournament.
BC was invited but many said we were flawed and undeserving. We proved them right by getting blown out against Texas.
Resume: 17-10 regular season. 10-6 in Big East play. Lost in second round of the Big East Tournament.
This is the biggest snub in BC history. Our non-conference resume was spotty. We had good wins against UMass and NC State but bad losses to Holy Cross and Kent State. We finished strong in a weak Big East. Most pundits felt we were robbed.
Since the field expanded to 64 teams we ave been a bubble team seven times. Three times we made the Big Dance. Four times we did not. We know 2011 will be added to the list but which way will the bubble burst?
**Please not that I did not include 1996, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 or 2009 in the bubble review since all of those teams were solid tourney picks.