LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 10: Donte Smith #14 of the USC Trojans looks to pass the ball against Markhuri Sanders-Frison #10 of the California Golden Bears in the second half in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Pacific Life Pac-10 Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
CBS will announce the field of 68 starting at 3 p.m. Hopefully, 'SC is include in the group. Here's the latest per the OC Register blog:
According to the latest from ESPN bracket guru Joe Lunardi, USC is the very last at-large team in the NCAA Tournament field.
Of course, Lunardi isn't the selection committee, and he put together his bracket before the Atlantic 10 championship game, which, if won by upstart Dayton, could kick the Trojans into the NIT.
Speaking of Dayton, if USC is indeed one of the "last four in," it would play in Dayton on Tuesday or Wednesday. The new "First Four" features the last four at-large entrants and the the bottom four seeds (65-68).
We'll find out soon enough.