BYU eked out a dramatic 85-84 victory over San Francisco Thursday night on the strength of guard Matt Carlino's career-high 30 points.

How does that win affect the Cougars' NCAA Tournament hopes?

According to ESPN.com's Eamonn Brennan, BYU still has work to do.

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"After escaping San Francisco on Thursday night with a one-point win, BYU is in much the same position as last week," Brennan writes. "Its Feb. 2 home win over Gonzaga helped a bunch, but the Cougars might need another big one — they get Gonzaga in the Kennel on Feb. 23 — to really solidify this thing.

"Otherwise, the mediocre RPI and so-so computer figures could force BYU to make some serious noise in the WCC tournament against either Saint Mary's or Gonzaga, and that's not something this brand-new WCC member will want to leave to chance."

ESPN.com's Joe Lunardi has BYU as a No. 11 seed in his Bracketology projections, facing No. 6 Creighton in Pittsburgh.

Finally, ESPN.com profiles Dallin Farnsworth, a BYU-bound cross country runner from Pocatello, Idaho.