Louisville’s Chances To Be Team 69 (The Breakdown)

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:

Multi-Bid (48/68)

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):


Abaline Christian



North Texas



Morehead State

Eastern Washington


Cleveland State

Grand Canyon


Norfolk State

App State

Mt St Marys

UC Santa Barbara


Oral Roberts

Texas Southern

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