Once we beat UMass in game 4 thursday nite we will match up against the #3 seed on friday nite in the same 9pm time slot. this will be a matchup against either Butler, LaSalle or Temple if they beat VCU today. Each would have 5 losses. and apparently the dynamics of the tie breakers change depending on whether its 2 teams or 3.
- LaSalle 11-5: beat VCU, beat Butler but lost to Temple and lost to St.Louis
- Butler 11-5: lost to St.Louis twice, lost to VCU, lost to LaSalle, beat Temple
- Temple11-5: (would have) beat VCU, beat St.Louis, beat LaSalle, lost to Butler
Based on this and if i have FQ's explanationation right, in the event of three 11-5 teams Temple would be given the #3 seed followed by LaSalle as the 4 seed. Butler would be the #5 seed and lose the bye. Go Temple!!
If Temple loses today, they become the 5 seed and by virtue of their win over Butler, LaSalle would be the #3 seed and our quarterfinal opponent.
Our semifinal opponent once we beat either Temple or LaSalle, would be VCU if they win their game against the #7 vs #10 seed [Xavier vs CH/StJ/Rich ? (not sure how these 3 would be seeded)]
note: VCU will be the #2 seed whether they win or lose today and St.Louis has clinched the #1 seed.
All in all not a bad sequence of matchups. (one can dream....) GO TEMPLE!!!