An exhaustive list of 'bubble dwellers' fell like flies all evening around the country...desperate, hungry teams like Virginia, LaSalle, Tennessee, Temple, Iowa, as well as defending national champion, Kentucky; may have sealed their 'NotIntheTournament' fates. Only the committee knows...or can even figure it out...good luck with that!
Southern Miss, Maryland, Akron, UMass, Alabama, and Ole Miss won and advanced to tomorrow. The Golden Eagles (C-USA), Minutemen (A-10), Tide (SEC) and Zips (MAC) will probably, almost certainly, have to win their games tomorrow to seal their postseason destiny. Meanwhile, the Terps and Rebels would do well to follow suit; because the bubble is so soft this year...contenders must control their own destiny on this last weekend before the Big Dance. Win and advance, boys...or go home, maybe for good.
Wow, we have seen our last Big East battle between Syracuse and Georgetown unless fate intervenes in the next three weeks....what an overtime survival test for both clubs with the Orange advancing. Kansas State put away Oklahoma State in the Big 12...both teams will get well deserved high seeds this weekend...while the Wildcats get another shot at 'Rock-Chalk' Jayhawk! Kansas will be going after that #1 seed!! How about Memphis aiming for the 'double-dip' in C-USA after disposing of home standing Tulsa...could the Tigers get to a 5-or-6 seed with a win? Did Duke damage their 'overall #1' status by bowing early in Greensboro; @ESPNLunardi says they are the last #1 right now! Gosh, look at that Big 10 bracket tomorrow on CBS...Indiana vs. Wisconsin gets you started @ The United Center while Ohio State and Michigan State are in the nightcap! Get some sleep...early tip-offs are only 11 hours away! Enjoy the Madness!!