St. Joe’s employee Joe Lunardi has released his latest Bracketology and it includes three Philly teams. Behold, the East region:
That’s Bucknell, Jay Wright’s alma mater, Pitt, a longtime Nova rival with a head coach eminently familier with Jay’s style, and then, come Sweet 16 time, IN PHILLY, Temple. This city would absolutely turn itself inside-out for a Nova-Temple Sweet 16 matchup at Villanova’s home arena, the Wells Fargo Center. It won’t happen. Temple’s a bubble team and they probably won’t get in. But if it does, Nova would finally get the Pregame Live (because Temple would be involved). [UPDATE: Just to be clear– I fully think Lunardi placed Temple in Philly just to troll us.]
Meanwhile, the school for which Lunardi is the VP of Communications:
I’m sure Phil Martelli would find something to bitch about with this matchup. Why? Because Phil Martelli.