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Bracketology: Saturday Afternoon Bubble Update

March 3rd, 2012
Cincinnati guard Sean KilpatrickAt this point in the season, a few hours can make or destroy a team's season. Besides conference titles on the line, at-large bids, NIT invites, and seeding remain up in the air. Since yesterday's Bracketology projection, here are the results that matter and how the impact postseason hopes:

Saturday Afternoon

BYU Avoids a Crippling Defeat: Friday's Quick Hitters

March 3rd, 2012
Noah Hartsock was huge for BYU

1. BYU survived a pesky San Diego squad to advance to the WCC semifinals. 
A win over San Diego wasn't going to do a whole lot for BYU from a resume standpoint. Sure the Cougars would pick up a 25th win on the season, but a loss would have had a much larger impact on their NCAA tournament hopes than a win. That's what made the return of Noah Hartsock so important, given how much the Cougars struggled with the pesky Toreros.

Syracuse vs Louisville: Prediction & Fan Poll

March 2nd, 2012
Syracuse forward C.J. Fair is now a starterNO. 18 LOUISVILLE (22-8, 10-7 Big East) AT NO. 2 SYRACUSE (29-1, 16-1 Big East)

 

Time: 4 p.m.

 

Marquette vs Georgetown: Prediction & Fan Poll

March 2nd, 2012
Marquette guard Darius Johnson-OdomNO. 12 GEORGETOWN (22-6, 12-5 Big East) AT NO. 7 MARQUETTE (24-6, 13-4 Big East)

 

Time: 2 p.m.

 

Bracketology: South Florida In, UCONN Out, Tennessee Close

March 2nd, 2012
2012 Final FourSince we're down to the stretch run, Bracketology projections will be coming fast and furious instead of once a week. The big news is that South Florida enters the field for the first time. The Bulls beat Louisville and replace UCONN who lost to Providence earlier in the week.

 

Colorado State, USF and Cincinnati Notch Needed Wins

March 1st, 2012
Dorian Green scored 14 of his 16 in the second half

Wednesday was a big night for bubble teams as a few had opportunities to either bolster or solidify their NCAA tournament resumes. Three were able to take advantage with wins over ranked opponents: Cincinnati, Colorado State and USF. Tim Miles' Rams were at the end of a three-game stretch in which they took on the top three teams in the Mountain West, and CSU's 66-59 comeback win over #17 UNLV may have punched their ticket to the Big Dance. Dorian Green scored 16 points and dished out three assists to lead the way for the Rams, who outscored UNLV 40-18 in the second half.

Poll: Should UCONN Make the NCAA Tournament?

February 29th, 2012