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

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

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