Personally, I do not think that the Saint Mary’s Gaels should even be on the NCAA Tournament bubble. However, that hasn’t stopped countless amounts of experts from stating that they are actually still on it. While Paul Seaver would think that is ridiculous, it is what it is for the Gaels.
The only realistic way Saint Mary’s would even find themselves on the bubble would be if a slew of upsets happen in conference tournaments. While this is about as unlikely as Saint Mary’s getting off their four-year probation early, stranger things have happened.
With the Big East, ACC, and a slew of other conference tourneys just getting underway, the only thing the Gaels can do now is wait — not that they should be nervous, or expect the opposite of being offered a pair of dancing slippers on Selection Sunday.
Saint Mary’s only has six losses on the year, three of those coming at the hands of the No. 1 ranked team in the entire nation, the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Only an insane person would think losing to the best team in the country should knock the Gaels out of NCAA Tournament consideration — no, not consideration, but a spot in the big dance.
Still, the Gaels will need to wait until Sunday to find out their fate. However, they need not worry about all the other conference tourneys going all bonkers, or the Selection Committee hating on them for being a small school from a mid-major — they just need to wait and not pay attention to the garbage being tossed around about them being on the bubble.
Your bubble watch for the Gaels is now complete.