Despite bits of Bid Thievery, like Oregon State winning the Pac-12 Tournament, Louisville and Syracuse remain on the right side of the NCAA Tournament bubble.
Similarly, Jerry Palm of CBS has both Louisville and Syracuse in the field of 68, too. Palm’s bracket has Louisville as a 10 seed, though, and Syracuse an 11 seed.
Syracuse ranks 40th in the NET. Louisville is slightly lower in the NET rankings — checking in at No. 56.
Of course, things could get dicey if Cincinnati were to upset Houston in Sunday afternoon’s AAC Tournament final.
Terrible year to be a bubble team.
First time in at least a decade there have been two major-conference bid thieves.
Cincinnati can take away another bid tomorrow.
— John Gasaway (@JohnGasaway) March 14, 2021
Both teams went to the ACC Tournament hoping to add one positive item to their postseason resumes. Louisville, however, was bounced out by Duke in a second round matchup. Of course, less than 24 hours later, Duke left the tournament following a positive COVID-19 test result within the program.