USC males’s basketball received’t play its first Huge Ten Convention sport till December of 2024, however in a sure sense, the Trojans are already a part of a Huge Ten basketball season. The reason isn’t as difficult as you may suppose.
Proper now, as you take a look at the NCAA Match bubble — on which USC is centrally positioned, proper close to the minimize line for entry into the sector of 68 — there are a ton of Huge Ten faculties.
While you take a look at the Huge Ten standings, you’ll see why the bubble has a variety of Huge Ten groups. The convention is balanced however not vastly spectacular. There are a variety of groups which might moderately be seen as “first rate however nothing particular,” which is principally a workforce sitting on the fence between the NCAA Match and the NIT.
The Huge Ten is presently projected by ESPN to have 11 groups within the NCAA Match, all whereas the Pac-12 is projected to have three groups, USC not being certainly one of them. If USC is to get into the sector, the Huge Ten’s NCAA Match haul may have to shrink to 9 and even eight groups.
There’s a transparent bubble battle between USC and a big group of Huge Ten faculties.
Coming into play on Monday of this week, 4 Huge Ten groups had been inside eight spots of the minimize line for the NCAA Match. Maryland, Ohio State, Penn State and Northwestern had been on the optimistic aspect of the minimize line, included within the subject, however by slim margins. The one three Huge Ten groups not within the subject are Michigan, Nebraska, and Minnesota.
USC gained excellent news on Tuesday: Ohio State and Penn State, each a part of that enormous bubble group within the Huge Ten, misplaced. Wednesday night time, Maryland hosts Wisconsin and Northwestern visits Nebraska.
It would be best to comply with Huge Ten basketball over the following a number of weeks — not as a result of the Trojans are about to affix the Huge Ten, however as a result of the circulate of leads to the Huge Ten will have an effect on USC’s bubble place.
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