The California Golden Bears appeared to be sitting comfortably with Selection Sunday right around the corner, but an unexpected loss to the Stanford Cardinal has put the team somewhat on edge, seeing as their bid is no longer a sure thing. While just about every bracket projection has the Bears dancing, most have them a slot or two lower following the recent defeat.
According to Blogging The Bracket and their latest update, head coach Mike Montgomery and his program would be a 10-seed, with a first round matchup against New Mexico looming in the first round. Should the Bears advance, they would face a two seed in the second round; the teams currently projected for that seeding are Missouri, Duke, Ohio St. and Michigan St.
Fortunately for Cal, they have the Pac-12 Tournament to improve their resumé and potentially even receive an automatic bid should they win it all. They will face the winner of Oregon State-Washington State in the first round on Thursday.
For more on the team and to discuss their NCAA Tournament hopes, head on over to California Golden Blogs.