Pac-12 women’s basketball bubble watch: Arizona right on the cut line before Selection Sunday

We are all waiting for Selection Sunday, one of the best days of the year for college basketball fans and sports fans. We get to fill out brackets and study the paths for teams on the road to the Final Four. Before making a deep run, though, teams need to get into the NCAA Tournament. In Pac-12 women’s basketball, six Pac-12 teams are guaranteed to be in the NCAA field. The bubble involves a few teams, including Washington State and Cal, but Arizona is viewed as the one team which has a decent chance of getting in.

Arizona is appearing as the last team in or the first team out in some brackets. The Wildcats are very close to the cut line and will have a long wait on Selection Sunday. Their odds are best viewed as 50-50, not a lock and not clearly on the bad side of the bubble, either. They’re right on the fence and will be one of the most-discussed bubble teams on Selection Sunday, for better or worse. If they get in, the Pac-12’s strength of schedule will have carried them. Arizona nearly beating USC twice in the past few weeks highlights the point that if Arizona had won just one of those two games, the Wildcats would clearly be in. As is, they’re a 50-50 shot before the brackets are revealed on Sunday.

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