Kemba Walker put Connecticut in the Big East tournament semifinals.
He might've also knocked Pittsburgh down to a No. 2 seed in next week's NCAA tournament.
As they say, we shall see. But Pittsburgh fans would be wise to spend the rest of the week rooting against Notre Dame, Duke and maybe even BYU, San Diego State and North Carolina, because if any of those schools win their league tournaments, they could earn one of the top seeds in the NCAA tournament that's long been reserved for Jamie Dixon's team. That's the byproduct of Pitt's 76-74 last-second loss to Connecticut on Thursday in the Big East tournament quarterfinals. Suddenly, the Panthers no longer control their own destiny. They're instead just one of several teams hoping to get one of the two No. 1 seeds that Ohio State and Kansas haven't already essentially clinched.
Yesterday, Pitt was a safe bet to do exactly that.
But Kemba Walker put things in doubt.
And now the Panthers probably need Notre Dame, Duke and a few others to exit early, too.