Any room to maneuver on the NCAA Tournament’s bubble has probably become a little tighter.
Saint Mary’s upset No. 1 Gonzaga 60-47 on Tuesday night in the West Coast Conference championship game to earn an automatic bid into the Big Dance and shake up the bracket. The surprising win was bad news for teams such as Belmont, UNC Greensboro, Alabama and Ohio State, who are fighting for the same shrinking pool of at-large bids in the 68-team field.
The Gaels (22-11, 11-5 WCC) had an outside shot at earning an invitation to the NCAA Tournament even if they had