NCAA Bracketology Update: San Diego State predicted as 2-seed.
San Diego State Drops to a 2-seed in most brackets
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Somehow, the Aztecs might get their March wish.
After falling to UNLV at home in the regular season, the Utah State Aggies took advantage of that game plan and stunned San Diego State on Saturday
Utah State went from a bubble team to gifting the Mountain West 2-bids on Selection Sunday.
San Diego State has now been projected as a 2-seed in the West regional in most brackets, and especially in the eyes of Jerry Palm of CBS and Joe Lunardi of ESPN. Plus, the composite at BracketMatrix.
With San Diego State’s 2nd loss this season coupled with an unstoppable Dayton team in A10 play, it’s looking bleak the Aztecs rise to a 1-seed.
Unfortunate or fortunate?
Brian Dutcher has been on the record to covet playing as west as possible for his team.
“I want to stay West,” said Brian Dutcher to the San Diego Union-Tribune in early February “and play our way to Staples Center somehow and see if we can’t fill that building with Aztecs fans.”
With no chance of gaining a game on Gonzaga this coming week, the Zags look to lock up their path to L.A. via two games in Spokane, Washington.
The Aztecs were on track to play in Sacramento but instead of playing in Madison Square Garden, they get rerouted to the Staples Center. They would be closer to their fan base, their alumni base, and their recruiting hotbed.
With a week away from Selection Sunday, all the Aztecs can do is practice, go to class, and then show up on TV looking surprised when they receive a 2-seed in the West.