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Following three consecutive losses in Big 12 play, TCU was in desperate need of a win to avoid drifting to the wrong side of the NCAA tournament bubble. The Horned Frogs snapped their losing streak with a critical Quadrant 1 top home, top road victory.
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The win likely pushes the Horned Frogs from a projected No. Nebraska had a chance to secure a Q1 win at home against Purdue but came up short with a loss that likely ends the Cornhuskers' Big Dance hopes — if they had any left in the first place.
There's still a glimmer of hope with road tests at Big Ten leaders Michigan and Michigan State coming up. Florida: Same story for the Gators , , who are riding high following this week's profile-boosting win over LSU that catapulted them to a No. Florida's already got one bad loss on its portfolio so adding another could have spelled doom.
It's the second win in a row for OU after losing five straight. The outcome might flip flop the two teams as far as bracket seeding goes, with Texas starting the day on the No. OU's top NET score helps separate itself. Alabama already has two Q3 losses and they can't afford a third.
The NCAA's new metric is supposed to look at in-game detail that reveals how good teams really are. Saturday saw Utah State avoid a setback by staving off Boise State in overtime. It's an important victory because with the bubble this soft this season, the Aggies have a really strong case to get an at-large from the Mountain West.
It starts with a non-conference strength of schedule of 26, which shows they challenged themselves.
A March 2 date with MW leader Nevada will be an excellent chance to really make an impression on the committee.
Now Ole Miss gets two contests against league kingpins Tennessee next week and Kentucky the following week.
Losers Georgetown: Right after the Hoyas had played themselves into the field -- as a No.
Georgetown has a 70 in the NET and its non-conference strength of schedule is in the s, so this road loss isn't helping the Hoyas' cause. The loss means the Southern could be a one-bid league whereas a win would've positioned both Wofford -- a projected No.
Instead the home loss pushes Furman out of bubble contention and with little chance to boost the profile outside of a conference tournament rematch with the Terriers.
The Gamecocks have a NET in the 80s and two glaring Quadrant 4 losses that are keeping them back as well.
There are just too may losses on their credentials and without any eye candy victories to entice the committee, this portfolio won't cut it. Auburn: The Tigers were relatively safe on the No.
That's not necessarily because of the UK loss so much as it has to do with other movement on the bubble. On a side note, this team looked really bad Saturday or Kentucky just looked that good. That's especially the case with 'Cuse having beaten a healthy Duke squad back in mid-January.
But there's also a little bit of reason for pause when looking at this team's profile, which includes three Quad 1 victories -- but maybe more importantly three Q3 losses.
Look, they're safe for now. But there's still three weeks left and there's games at North Carolina and vs. Virginia on tap.