As the major conference tournaments got under way, it became easier to see what each bubble team needs to secure a bid in the Big Dance. To borrow a term from baseball, the number of wins required to grab said berth is called the magic number.
The latest edition of Bubble Insider focuses on the odd case of Virginia Tech, whose outstanding record is deceiving because of an incredibly weak strength of schedule. Plus, a look at Notre Dame, UAB and other bubble squads.
Pretty common theme this year in college basketball analysis to beat up on the Pac-10 -- and pretty valid in many respects -- but Mike Hume comes with a rather large hammer. It's possible that only one (1) Pac-10 team will make the tourney: Cal.
It's almost February, meaning it's time to start talking tourney bubble. Mike Hume rolls through with the first Bubble Insider of 2010. He talks of signature wins and their value in getting you to the Dance. Good news for Marquette and ND, eh?