UConn is the lone team that is currently projected to be in the field of 64 from the Big East Conference. The Big East received a conference-record three bids a year ago and were projected by many publications to receive three bids for the 2011 NCAA Tournament at the start of the season (Connecticut, St. John’s and Louisville).
Big East analysis by ESPN’s Jeremy Mills:
“St. John’s moved onto the bubble and knocked Louisville out of the field with a sweep of its series this weekend, while Connecticut solidified its hold on the top of the Big East standings. The Big East and Big Ten both have several solid teams this season, but parity among the top contenders could cost the conferences in June. Neither has a lock to earn an at-large bid if they fall short in the conference tournament, so it will likely come down to one week in May to determine the winner between Connecticut, St. John’s and Louisville in the Big East…”