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.
Bubble Insider examines the Big East's bid to put nine or even 10 teams into the NCAA tournament. A record haul might be possible, but the key to everything lies with the Cincinnati Bearcats' performance down the stretch.
Trying to make sense of the seven certified Big East bubble teams? Let adjusted scoring margin be your guide. The stat projects likely bids for Seton Hall, Louisville and Marquette to round out the Big East's presence in the NCAA tournament.