The not-so-Elite Eight

Let’s take a break from all this talk about conference tournaments and bubble teams. Instead, let’s focus on teams that haven’t lived up to expectations this season.

We picked eight teams — a not-so-Elite Eight, as it were. While it’s true that seven of these teams can salvage their seasons with nice performances in their league tournaments (one’s conference tourney already is over), there’s really nothing we’ve seen that suggests these folks are going to get things on track any time soon.