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  1. Pac-12 may be locked into two bids

    Joe Lunardi

    We could see some bid thievery Saturday, only it might not be where you'd expect to find it. With both the Washington Huskies and California Golden Bears out of the Pac-12 tournament, you might think that the Pac-12 will steal a third bid when ...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  2. Bracketology - Pac-12 may be locked into two bids - 2012 NCAA tou...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi digests all of Friday's action and finds the Pac-12 unlikely to pick up a third bid, even with Arizona and Colorado coming from outside the bracket to battle for the Pac-12 automatic bid.

    Blog | Conversation | March 10, 2012
  3. Where UW, Northwestern now stand

    Joe Lunardi

    Rule No. 1 when you're on the bubble: Don't lose. It's a simple enough concept, but wins eluded several teams that badly needed them on Thursday, none more so than the Northwestern Wildcats. Thursday's loss to the Minnesota Gold...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  4. Bracketology - Bubble status updates for Washington, Northwestern...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi provides the latest look at his S curve, looking at the new bubble statuses of teams like Washington, Northwestern and Texas.

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2012
  5. VCU is first potential bid theft

    Joe Lunardi

    We had our first bid theft Monday night ... maybe. The Virginia Commonwealth Rams secured their spot in the bracket by snagging the CAA's automatic bid, besting the Drexel Dragons. As we examined in some detail yesterday, the Dragons' SOS ...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  6. Bracketology - VCU Rams could be the first bid theft after beatin...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi provides the latest look at his S Curve, which has Northwestern, Seton Hall, Drexel and Xavier as the current "Last Four In" teams.

    Blog | Conversation | March 06, 2012
  7. How UConn, Texas, Washington, others lock down NCAA tournament bi...

    Joe Lunardi

    ESPN Insider and Bracketologist Joe Lunardi looks ahead and writes a checklist that bubble teams must meet if they wish to secure one of the final 13 NCAA tournament bids.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2012
  8. As of Monday, bid theft minimal

    Joe Lunardi

    Four down, 64 to go. Through Sunday afternoon we've seen the first four automatic bids for the NCAA tournament handed out and to date the bids have gone according to plan, so to speak. The Murray State Racers preempted any bubble talk by edgin...

    Blog | March 04, 2012
  9. Bracketology - As of Monday, bid theft minimal

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi provides the latest look at his S Curve, which shows the Creighton Bluejays doing bubble teams a big favor by winning on Sunday.

    Blog | Conversation | March 04, 2012
  10. Big East up to 10 bids ... for now

    Joe Lunardi

    This is why you play the games. Coming into the season, many presumed that the Xavier Musketeers would be a favorite for the A-10 title and almost certainly an NCAA tournament team. But here we sit, less than two weeks from Selection Sunday, and Xavi...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  11. Bracketology - Xavier falls out as South Florida breaks into brac...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi provides the latest look at his S Curve, which shows Xavier surprisingly out of the NCAA tournament field, which puts the Big East up to 10 bids for March.

    Blog | Conversation | February 29, 2012
  12. Watch out for bid thieves

    Joe Lunardi

    They are the bane of bubble teams everywhere. They lurk in the shadows of Championship Week, ready to scuttle your most ambitious plans. And they are unpredictable. They are the notorious "bid thieves," and they are ready to pounce again in 2012. D...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  13. The NCAA tournament bubble is smaller than you think - NCB

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi says that because we typically see two teams come out of nowhere to win their conference tournament, the bubble is a lot smaller than most people realize.

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2012
  14. Bracketology - Ohio State, Michigan State and rest of Big Ten are...

    Joe Lunardi

    Resident ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi has the latest look at the NCAA tournament field, writing that the nation's best conference likely won't snare a top seed.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2012
  15. Bracketology - Kentucky Wildcats move ahead of Syracuse Orange fo...

    Joe Lunardi

    Resident ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi has the latest look at the NCAA tournament field, writing that the inevitable move has happened -- Kentucky leapfrogs Syracuse and moves to No. 1 overall.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2012
  16. Wild Tuesday shifts the S-Curve

    Joe Lunardi

    Want to know what it's really like in the NCAA tournament selection committee room? Let's use Tuesday night as an example: • 8:35 p.m. ET: Illinois is getting crushed at Ohio State. The Illini, headed for a 5-10 Big Ten record, are...

    Blog | February 22, 2012