BSC must wait to be Cinderella
In the world of mid-majors, it pretty cut-and-dry. Win your conference's postseason tournament, or don't go dancing.
There are few exceptions, of course. The Missouri Valley Conference has sent two teams to the NCAA Tournament in recent years; the Horizon did so last year; while Gonzaga no longer depends on the WCC's automatic bid. But, by and large, no matter what a team does over the course of 25 or so games, winning the last three and earning the league's automatic bid is what counts.
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