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March Madness Bubble Watch: Michigan State, Memphis expects rough week to complete NCAA bids

If you have seen the teams that have populated the NCAA Tournament Bubble Watch since we started it a week ago, or even if you just checked the score, because you are filling up for the carnage. Were, so you know this is something in those “Saw” movies that he made 15 years ago.

Stanford became an alcoholic by USC. Michigan State was devastated by Michigan. Boise State took the loss against the sub-500 Fresno State. Xavier fell twice on the Big East Road.

So we’ll kindly end the regular-season bubble conversation today.

And we will pick up the bubble conversation of the conference tournament in the coming days, hoping that it will be less for the teams involved.

More: March Madness Bracket Tracker – Updated List of Bids

Sunday’s Bubble Game:

Memphis In houston

When: 12 pm ET, CBS.

The Tigers (15-6, No. 55 nett) took a long time to figure out how to win a basketball game, and lost the biggest they played during that time: against VCU, Western Kentucky and even Auburn , In SMU. . They have won six matches in a row against mostly inconsistent opponents. All of his opponents were rated 100 or higher in that stretch. So beating the cougar does not change everything for the tigers. They will still be 1-2 against Quad 1 and 4-5 against the combined two first quadrants. But it will keep them relevant as many other bubble teams struggle.

Campbell Vs. WINTHROP

When: 12 pm, ESPN.

If Winthrop had to lose the Big South Conference title game to a 17-9 Campbell team, it would finish the regular season with a 22-2 record and some in the neighborhood of the top-65 rankings. It seems that the committee will at least have a long conversation about how to grade a less-dominant team during a season in which it was very difficult to arrange a non-conference competition. If they had a similar conversation about Belmont, the loss lost by the Bruins could easily be dismissed if they faced stiff competition from Western Kentucky and Morehead State in the final weeks. So Winthrop’s options can be: Win an bid and enjoy the next seven days; Close to losing a chance and least expected; Get separated and join Belmont had to go differently this season.

fly Vs Loyola

When: 2:10 pm, CBS.

If Drake (25-3, No. 42) lost the Missouri Valley Conference title game, it would end 6-2 against the top two quadrants and with an .862 win percentage. There is no way on earth that the NCAA tournament does not resume. One would expect a committee, if faced with that discussion, to agree.

On michigan Michigan state

When: 4:30 pm, CBS.

When the redesigned final week of the Big Ten schedule was released and the Spartans (14-11, No. 73) faced two games over four days against rival UM, it was a good thing. Of course, before they would go on to record back-to-back wins over No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed contenders Illinois and Ohio State. Suddenly some games against mid-tier Big Ten teams looked more appealing. But this is where Michigan State stands: If they beat one of the best teams in the country, it will be difficult to keep them off the field. If they lose, they are in the mix with a lot of bubble teams that do not have two high-end Quad-1 wins – but it also does not hold a 14–12 record.

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