Our disappointing loss to Purdue obviously hurt our tourney seed, but not by as much as you'd think.
The bracket matrix:
has us as a 3 seed, albeit the worst of the 3 seeds. About half of the brackets that updated post-Purdue have us as a 4 seed, so we're right on the line.
Lunardi: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology still has us as a 3 seed, although he also has us as the worst 3 seed.
Our RPI took a hit, down from 10 to 15. IMO, we're unlikely to improve our seed at this point absent winning the B1G tournament, but losses could and probably would hurt. A loss to either Illinois or Penn St. pushes into 5 seed territory.
- both Lunardi and most of the recently updated matrix brackets have N'Western in, though in many of those, NWU is the last team in;
- losses from Baylor and G'town help us because we have similar profiles. That's also true of IU and Wisconsin to a lesser extent;
- 3 and 4 seeds will play in Columbus, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Portland and Albuquerque. Obviously, we'd prefer to be east of the Mississippi.