Hey Card Nation. Jeremy here. I bet most of you are feeling like I am. Frustrated. Dejected. Even both maybe. I wanted to hop on here and try to make you all feel a little better. There’s still a small chance Louisville finds its way into the 2021 tournament.
Here are a few details on how the possible entry into the tournament would materialize.
We can replace a team that withdraws from the tourney if the team vacating the slot is from a multi-bid conference. If a team like Iona hops out due to covid, then we are not in. If a team like UCLA withdraws, then we are in. We would jump into their slot no matter what the seed was.
These teams that pull out have until 6pm Tuesday to withdraw. We cannot replace anyone after the tournament starts. It has been announced that we will not play in the NIT.
Here are the teams we can replace:
ACC-Virginia, Georgia Tech, FSU, Clemson, UNC, VA Tech, Syracuse
Big Ten– Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, Maryland, Iowa, Wisconsin, Rutgers, Ohio State
Big 12– Kansas, Texas Tech, Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, West Virginia
SEC– Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Missouri, LSU, Arkansas
Pac12– UCLA, Oregon State, Oregon, USC, Colorado
Big East – Uconn, Villanova, Creighton, Georgetown
American-Houston, Wichita State
A10– St Bonnie’s, VCU
Mountain West-Utah St, San Diego St
Missouri Valley-Drake, Loyola Chicago
West Coast-Gonzaga, BYU
Here are the teams we cannot replace: (20):
Mt St Marys
UC Santa Barbara