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Bracketology Bubble Watch: Michigan State meets Northwestern with both teams near the cut line

Kim O’Reilly, CBS Sports

Florida picked up one of the biggest wins of the evening on Tuesday by knocking off Alabama 105-87. That bumped the Gators up to a No. 7 seed and put them on the “lock to make the NCAA Tournament” list.

The Crimson Tide’s defense has fallen apart lately. That is the second time they have given up 100 points in their last four games. They have also put up 100 a few times themselves, but defense wins in the NCAA Tournament. They won’t be in it for long if they can’t tighten things up on the defensive end of the floor.

Nevada also got added to the “lock”  list with a 76-66 win at Boise State. The Wolf Pack went 3-2 on the road against the other Mountain West NCAA Tournament contenders in the regular season.

Eastern Kentucky became the first No. 1 seed to fall in their conference tournament on Tuesday. The Colonels lost 67-65 at home to No. 10-seed Jacksonville in the second round of the ASU Tournament. Unfortunately, before the start of this season, the NCAA decided to take away the automatic bids to the NIT for teams that were the top seed in the conference tournament, but failed to make the NCAA Tournament. That means EKU’s season may be over.

In bubble news, Wake Forest damaged its reputation as a home-court hero with a 70-69 loss at home to Georgia Tech. That is the Demon Deacons’ first Quad 3 loss of the season and it could not have come at a worse time. They do get Clemson at home to end the regular season, so maybe Wake Forest can make up for this loss a little.

We have a couple of “double bubble” games headlining Wednesday’s action and those are always especially important at this time of year.

All times Eastern.

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Author : Jerry Palm

Publish date : 2024-03-06 17:40:14

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