ESPN’s (and Saint Joseph’s) Joe Lunardi, arguably the most visible of all bracketologists, released his updated bracket earlier today and Temple is still one of the last four teams in.
Lunardi still has the Owls competing in the play-in games in Dayton, this time as an 11 seed competing against Marshall Henderson and Ole Miss. The Rebels (20-7, 9-5 SEC) are sixth in the nation in points scored at 79.1 points per game. They’ve struggled a little bit on a weak SEC, going 3-5 in their last eight games.
Lunardi also has Villanova joining Temple in Dayton as a 12 seed against Kentucky. La Salle is also in the field as an 11 seed against Pitt in Salt Lake City.