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.
Bubble Insider takes a look at the teams competing for the final few NCAA tournament spots and discovers a mess, with as many as 21 schools in the mix for just seven at-large bids. The biggest surprise? UConn is looking pretty good.
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.