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?
Blake Griffin got his points, but secondary scoring was nonexistent for the Sooners on Sunday.
With defense neither team's strong suit, scoring will be paramount in the Elite Eight showdown between OU and UNC.
It's largely a myth that teams need a deep bench to succeed in March, as history has shown time and again.
Historical trend favors UNC, Duke to reach Final Four
Some teams may have missed the dance if not for one key win.
Insider delves deeper into the Bubble Watch, examining the fortunes of teams on the fringe of the NCAA tournament.
The Tar Heels have built a strong case for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. But the favorites are not unbeatable.
Despite an appealing RPI and a solid strength of schedule, the Spartans' slip-ups will likely keep them out of contention for a No. 1 seed.