Bracket projection: UC Santa Barbara
Experienced Gauchos underachieved all season, but performed when it mattered most
UC Santa Barbara went from an 8-8 Big West record to the conference tournament champion. Those are great stories, but not one that's likely to survive a cross-country trip to face Florida in Tampa. Hope there are good movies on the flights.
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