As convention tournaments proceed largely without followers ahead of Selection Sunday, right here is a witness at teams teetering on the NCAA Tournament bubble by method of games performed Wednesday evening:
The Huskies (19-12) head into their American Athletic Convention opener in opposition to Tulane on Thursday having obtained 5 straight games and with arguably as worthy momentum as any one in the league. Dan Hurley has performed a masterful job of creating determined they’re peaking on the upright time.
The Billikens (23-8) earned a bye into the Atlantic-10 quarterfinals, which is both a blessing and a curse: They steer clear of the likelihood of a grisly loss Thursday, but also lose the likelihood to win one more accept as true with. As a change, they’ll wish to not sleep for the George Mason-St. Bonaventure winner — and the Bonnies are a bubble crew in their hang upright.
The Cowboys (18-14) were nowhere discontinuance to the bubble three weeks ago, but they accomplished the everyday season with three straight wins after which got a proceed-ahead bucket from Isaac Likekele with 3.8 seconds left to beat Iowa Advise in the first spherical of the Immense 12 Tournament. A accept as true with over No. 1 Kansas on Thursday would nearly certainly punch their sign.
North Carolina Advise
The Wolfpack (20-12) private wins over Wisconsin, Virginia and Syracuse on a gorgeous sturdy resume. But it completely will be their accept as true with over Pittsburgh in the ACC Tournament on Wednesday that pushes them into the dance.
On the one hand, the Gators (19-12) went 11-7 and accomplished fourth in the Southeastern Convention. On the a lot of hand, they misplaced three of their closing 5 games down the stretch. They get Georgia in the SEC Tournament on Thursday.
Mick Cronin has performed a masterful job with the Bruins, who injure up going 12-6 in the Pac-12 and swept Arizona and Colorado alongside the method in which. But with a non-convention strength of time desk nearing 200 nationally, the Bruins would possibly well per chance well presumably use a minimal of a accept as true with in the league match to feel real.
One more faculty from the SEC with work to carry out, the Vols (17-14) had one of the toughest schedules in the nation and absorbed a great deal of lumps alongside the method in which. But wins over Kentucky and Alabama were offset by losses to Georgia and Texas A&M, and that method a accept as true with over Alabama on Thursday would possibly well per chance well very effectively be wanted.
The Panthers (25-6) were on a long rupture since losing to Drake in elegant model early in the Missouri Valley Tournament. Will any one keep in mind wins over Colorado and South Carolina early in the season?
Liberty (Atlantic Solar), Winthrop (Immense South), Hofstra (Colonial), Northern Kentucky (Horizon), Yale (Ivy), Bradley (Missouri Valley), Utah Advise (Mountain West), Robert Morris (Northeast), Belmont (Ohio Valley), Boston (Patriot), East Tennessee Advise (Southern), North Dakota Advise (Summit), Gonzaga (West Run).