ESPN’s Charlie Creme updated his women’s basketball NCAA tournament bracketology projection on Monday, and things did not go well for Marquette.
In the previous entry, MU was checking in with a #9 seed, which is pretty good! That was a while back, though, and after ugly losses to Providence and Creighton over the weekend, things have changed. Marquette is currently a #10 seed in the new bracket, but more importantly, Creme has the Golden Eagles just three spots away from the cut line with only Iowa and Northwestern standing between them and the bubble.
That #10 seed gets them a first round meeting with #7 Syracuse, who are currently 15-7 on the season. The winner of that game would go on to face the winner of #2 Washington and #15 Stephen F. Austin, who are currently the leaders in the Southland Conference.
Marquette is one of three Big East squads in Creme’s 64 team field. DePaul gets a #4 seed even though they lost to Marquette just 10 days ago. Creighton is also in the bracket, using their win over Marquette to launch themselves to a #9 seed.
Elsewhere in Marquette Opponent News, Oregon State is on track to host the first two rounds in Corvallis as a #2 seed, while Arizona State is sliding down to a 6-seed. Green Bay gets the Horizon League’s autobid spot, but at a 7-seed, you’d have to figure that the Phoenix have a strong enough case to make it into the tournament anyway.
You can check out Creme’s entire bracket right here.
Marquette returns to action on Friday morning when they host Seton Hall at the McGuire Center with tipoff scheduled for 11:30am Central on Catholic Schools Day.