ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi tonight listed Cal among his “last four in” the NCAA tournament field.
Lunardi had Virginia, Arizona State, Villanova and Cal — in that order — as his final projected teams in the tournament.
Topping the list of his “first four out” was Kentucky, which lost by 30 points at Tennessee in its first game without injured freshman center Nerlens Noel.
Here’s the cool part: Lunardi has the Bears facing Saint Mary’s (in Dayton, Ohio) in one of the four play-in games, with the winner advancing to the San Jose regional as the No. 12 seed to take on Butler.
Now that would be fun.