Len Elmore apparently opined that Notre Dame still had a chance. But that's ridiculous. Notre Dame doesn't have a chance to get into the Dance unless they run the table and go deep into the Big East tournament, and nothing suggests they will do that.
So I assume Len Elmore was taking a sneaky dig at the Catholic Church when he said that Notre Dame has a chance, "but is basically on life support." See what Len Elmore did there? He's criticizing the whole sanctity of life thing that leads Catholics to protest the unplugging of someone in a vegetative state. Sneaky, Len Elmore!
I don't really think he meant that, but it is a better than the alternative. Len Elmore can not really think the 11th team in the Big East, who has lost their past 3 games, to Louisville, Seton Hall, and St. John's (Not to mention a loss earlier in the year to Loyola Marymount!) has any chance of getting to the tournament. Pull the plug! They're dead already!