Just because Boston College isn't under consideration doesn't mean you aren't interested in this year's March Madness, right? Catch all the day's action here:
How to watch:
Date and time: Sunday, March 15, 6:00 p.m. Eastern
Radio: Westwood One Sports
Online Streaming: NCAA March Madness Live
Likely NCAA Tournament teams BC has faced this year:
1x Duke Blue Devils - projected 1 seed, lost to the Blue Devils, 85-62, on January 3
1x Virginia Cavaliers - projected 2 seed, lost to the Cavaliers, 66-51, on January 17
2x Notre Dame Fighting Irish - projected 3 seed, lost to the Fighting Irish, 71-63 and 87-70
2x North Carolina Tar Heels - projected 4 seed, lost to the Tar Heels, 79-68 and 81-63
1x Louisville Cardinals - projected 4 seed, lost to the Cardinals, 81-72, on January 28
1x West Virginia Mountaineers - projected 5 seed, lost to the Mountaineers, 70-66, on November 21 in Puerto Rico
1x Providence Friars - projected 6 seed, defeated the Friars, 69-60, on December 5
1x NC State Wolfpack - projected 8 seed, defeated the Wolfpack, 79-63, on February 28
1x Dayton Flyers - projected 9 seed, lost to the Flyers, 65-53, on November 23 in Puerto Rico
1x Harvard Crimson - projected 12 seed, defeated the Crimson, 64-57 OT, on January 14
Other local teams:
The Northeastern Huskies, coached by former BC staffer Bill Coen, finished the year 23-11, 12-6 CAA, defeating William & Mary, 72-61, to win the CAA and earn the conference's auto-bid. NU is projected as a 14 seed. The Huskies are making their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1991 and are in search of their first tournament win since 1984 (3-7 overall).
Who to root for:
Personally, I'd like to see the Virginia Cavaliers make a decent NCAA Tournament run after they'll likely fall off the 1 seed line. The Cavaliers almost quietly overcame a lot of adversity en route to winning their second straight ACC regular season title (which really doesn't mean anything in the ACC, still). The 'Hoos also seem infinitely more likable than the alternatives from around the ACC (Duke, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Louisville and NC State).
If you want a local team to root for, go for the Northeastern Huskies to shock the world. Pass on Harvard.
Who to root against:
Connecticut, obviously, should the Huskies win their stupid conference tournament hosted on one of their home courts because the American is preoccupied with the school bolting for ... Conference USA or the MAC or something I don't know. Also just say no to rooting for Notre Dame (naturally) and Harvard, our fellow conference members Duke and North Carolina and our old Big East frenemies Georgetown, Villanova and West Virginia.