The Arizona Wildcats looked dead in the water after falling to the Arizona St. Sun Devils in the final weekend of the regular season, but two victories in the Pac-12 Tournament has the UA one game away from going dancing at the NCAA Tournament once again. A loss to Colorado in the title game would likely knock the 'Cats out of March Madness, although they might have a very slight chance at an at-large bid.
If Arizona is to win the conference title on Saturday afternoon, where would they likely end up come Selection Sunday?
According to Chris Dobbertean of SB Nation, the Wildcats would earn a 12 seed in the first round round and would be matched up with the Creighton Bluejays. The only other Pac-12 team projected to make the field of 68 is the California Golden Bears.
Should the UA beat Colorado, and beat Creighton in this hypothetical scenario, they would face the winner of the 4-13 game between Florida State and Davidson for a chance to go to the Sweet 16.
As for Joe Lunardi of ESPN, he has the team listed among the 'Next Four Out', continuing to support the theory that the Wildcats have no chance to dancing without earning the automatic bid.
The next 36 hours should be very nerve-wracking for UA fans everywhere. The Pac-12 Championship Game will be played at 4:00 p.m. MST, and the final brackets will be unveiled on Sunday at 3.
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