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Bubble Watch: A look at bid thieves
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On March 16, 2013 @ 10:00 am In Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Patrick Stevens, Special for USA TODAY Sports
Days until Selection Sunday: 1
The big picture:
With Friday done and many borderline NCAA tournament teams done, the once cloudy picture surrounding the final few at-large slots is down to monitoring the handful of possible bid thieves remaining in conference tournaments.
This is the group of teams the Boise States, La Salles, Middle Tennessees, Virginias and others will be keeping an eye on Saturday and potentially even Sunday as well. If any of this group plays its way into the field, either by improving its at-large status or snatching an automatic bid with a conference tournament crown, it means one less slot for current teams on the edge of the field:
On the hot seat: Duke
On Friday, one of the main topics of this daily rundown was Minnesota’s NCAA hopes in relation to the recency effect.
The basic premise: Just because the Golden Gophers were subpar in … [For more on Bubble Watch: A look at bid thieves who could rob Boise St., La Salle, Mid-Tenn., click here.]
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