Why they could make an early exit:
At first glance, it looks like the Wildcats have had a successful season. They finished a brutal Big East schedule with a record of 13-5 and are 24-7 overall.
However, upon closer review, you'll see that this is a team in flux. They have lost five of their last seven games, including a first-round Big East tournament loss to Marquette.
They were once discussed as a potential No. 1 seed, but settled for a No. 2 seed. Despite the leadership and experience of Scottie Reynolds, the Wildcats could be bounced from the dance early.
Sizing up their opponents:
The Wildcats take on NEC champion Robert Morris in the first round, then the winner of an interesting first-round clash between Richmond and St. Mary's.
If they win their second-round game, a potential Sweet 16 matchup with Baylor is a possibility.
Robert Morris won't put up much of a fight in the first round, and I think they squeeze by St. Mary's to reach the Sweet 16.
However, Baylor will be too much for the Wildcats to handle, and Scottie Reynolds's career will come to a disappointing end.