The bubble is weak. Traditionally weak even. However it has to have an exterior robust sufficient to forestall Clemson from penetrating it and bumbling into the NCAA Event.
The Tigers blew a 16-point halftime benefit over North Carolina State within the second spherical of the ACC Event. It must be the ultimate demise nail for Massive Dance hopes.
Clemson, an 11-seed in our newest bracketology, now has the unlucky distinction of going 1-10 in opposition to Quad 1 opponents. Add that to a Four-6 true street file and a non-conference SOS of 117 and you’ve got a quite massive woof.
The Tigers sat 34th within the newest NET rankings. My guess is that they’ll be moved to both “final 4 in” or “first 4 out” within the critical bracket projectors’ necessary projections. They’ve hope, so long as valuable few bids are stolen this week.
However simply on a intestine stage, what sort of message does it ship to place a crew incapable of beating high groups right into a event of high groups? Like, we all know they will’t do it. Ten of 11 proves it. Ought to there actually be a reward for such failure?
And, sure, that is an oversimplification. However it’s robust to not surprise if wanting the opposite means, and giving Clemson further probabilities when it issues, is the definition of madness.
So go forward, print this out. Absolutely the Tigers will sneak in and make an Elite eight run. Traditional March Insanity proper there, embracing the madness and at last yielding completely different outcomes.