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2019-20 Season thread (Part 3- Bubble popping time)

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Don't let Wake Forest's 2-OT upset win against Duke fool ya. We're now in Part 3 of the 2019-20 season: Where conference tourneys take place, and NCAA berths are won or lost.

And I'll be giving you guys a detailed journey through this time of the season, all the way up to the start of the NCAA's! But first things first; I need to see who's in the NCAA's already (in my next 2 posts!)...
 

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Who's in (Part 1- The big conferences)

It's time to sift through ALL of the conferences, and see who's still standing for the big dance. And the key goes like this:
IN: Self-explanatory.
Almost!: These teams need just one or two more wins, and I think they're dancing.
Needs work: These teams will have to get on a roll to steal a bid.
No chance: Again, self-explanatory.

First, the major conferences.

American:
IN:
Houston
Almost!: Cincinnati, Wichita State
Needs work: Memphis, Tulsa

ACC:
IN:
Duke, Louisville, Florida State, Virginia
Almost!: Notre Dame
Needs work: NC State, Syracuse

Big 12:
IN:
Baylor, Kansas, Texas Tech
Almost!: West Virginia [even through they're fading badly], Oklahoma
Needs work: Texas

Big East:
IN:
Seton Hall, Villanova, Creighton
Almost!: Marquette, Butler, Providence
Needs work: Xavier

Big 10:
IN:
Maryland, Michigan State, Illinois, Penn State, Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa
Almost!: Rutgers, Wisconsin, Indiana

PAC-12:
IN:
Oregon, Colorado
Almost!: Arizona State, Arizona
Needs work: UCLA, USC, Stanford

SEC:
IN:
Kentucky, Auburn, LSU
Almost!: Florida, Mississippi State
Needs work: Alabama, South Carolina
 

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Who's in (Part 2: The mid-majors)

And now for the fun part! The part where we sift through the mid-majors, to see if anybody has the chance to steal a berth from the power leagues. Let's get to it!

WCC:
IN:
Gonzaga, BYU
Almost!: Saint Mary's

Southland:
Needs work:
Stephan F. Austin

Southern:
Needs work:
East Tennessee State
No chance: Furman, UNC-Greensboro

Mountain West:
IN:
San Diego State
Almost!: Utah State

Missouri Valley:
No chance:
Northern Iowa

Atlantic Sun:
Needs work:
Liberty

Atlantic 10:
IN:
Dayton
Almost!: Rhode Island
Needs work: Richmond
 

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Wednesday, February 26th

Okay. I know the real reason why you're here: For a day-to-day approach to the waning days of the season. Well, let's start that off with today's events!

St. John's @ Villanova (6:30)
Georgia @ South Carolina (6:30)
Game of the Day: Rutgers @ Penn State (7:00)
Virginia @ Virginia Tech (7:00)
Rhode Island @ Fordham (7:00)
Richmond @ George Washington (7:00)
East Tennessee State @ Wofford (7:00)
Furman @ UNC-Greensboro (7:00) (The loser of this game will DEFINITELY not make the NCAA's as an at-large.)
Northwestern State @ Stephan F. Austin (7:30)
Georgetown @ Marquette (8:30)
Notre Dame @ Boston College (9:00)
Maryland @ Minnesota (9:00)
LSU @ Florida (9:00)

And by the way, all times listed on this thread will be Eastern.
 

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I always enjoy these threads, thanks for posting them.
 

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2/26 recap (AKA: What happened while the Stony Brook women's team got shocked by winless Hartford)

Bubble teams:
Penn State over Rutgers 65-64
(Heartbreak for the Scarlet Knights! This one was brutal.)
South Carolina over Georgia 94-90 in OT
Syracuse over Pittsburgh 72-49
Richmond over George Washington 73-70
Rhode Island over Fordham 64-63 (The Rams avoid what would have been a disaster)
East Tennessee State over Wofford 60-54
Furman over UNC-Greensboro 81-67 (...And the Spartans are now OUT.)
Marquette over Georgetown 93-72 (And the Hoyes may also be OUT.)
Stephan F. Austin over Northwestern State 90-59
Arkansas over Tennessee 86-69
Florida over LSU 81-66 (Pencil in the Gators, folks!)
Notre Dame over Boston College 62-61 (The Irish are also trying to wedge their way in)

Everyone else:
Maryland over Minnesota 74-73
Virginia over Virginia Tech 56-53
USF over East Carolina 73-68 in OT
Duquesne over St. Bonaventure 81-77 in OT
Lehigh over Boston U. 57-55 in OT
Bradley over Illinois State 74-71 in OT
Omaha over North Dakota 84-83 in OT
 

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February 27th and 28th

Shoot! I almost forgot! Stanford also won too, so they're not going away either. Will anything else happen in the bubble race over the next 2 days? Let's see:

Today:
Game of the Day: Wisconsin @ Michigan (7:00)

Indiana @ Purdue (7:00)
Liberty @ Kennesaw State (7:00)
Temple @ Wichita State (8:00)
South Dakota State @ North Dakota State (9:00)
Ohio State @ Nebraska (9:00)
Colorado @ California (9:00)
Arizona @ USC (10:00)
Saint Mary's @ Santa Clara (10:00)
Oregon State @ Oregon (11:00)
Arizona State @ UCLA (11:00)

Tomorrow:
Game of the Day: Davidson @ Dayton (7:00)

Wright State @ Northern Kentucky (7:00)
 

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2/27 recap (AKA: What I watched while towns to the north of me got socked with a s--tload of snow)

Wisconsin over Michigan 81-74
California upsets Colorado 76-62 (Not a good look for the Buffaloes)
Purdue over Indiana 57-49 (Whoopsie)
Wichita State over Temple 72-69
Merrimack over Central Connecticut State 69-58 (Merrimack just clinched the Northeast Conference crown... in it's first year in Division I)
Northern Arizona over Montana 57-56
Western Kentucky over Louisiana Tech 95-91 in OT
North Dakota State over South Dakota State 71-69 in OT
USC over Arizona 57-48 (Good for the Trojans, terrible for the Wildcats)
UCLA over Arizona State 75-72 (The Bruins are HOT right now!)
 

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Saturday, February 29th (Part 1- The big games)

Surprise! Today, I've decided that I WILL cover the games on Saturday featuring Top 25 teams (the post that covers games OUTSIDE of the rankings will be tomorrow). So brace yourselves; here's what's up:

Providence @ (12)Villanova (12:00)
(16)Penn State @ (18)Iowa (12:00)
Texas @ (22)Texas Tech (12:00)
(2)Baylor @ TCU (2:00)
(6)Florida State @ Clemson (2:00)
(13)Seton Hall @ Marquette (2:30)
Game of the Day: (15)Auburn @ (8)Kentucky (3:45)
Oklahoma @ (20)West Virginia (4:00)
(7)Duke @ Virginia (6:00)

(5)San Diego State @ Nevada (8:00)
(24)Michigan State @ (9)Maryland (8:00)
Saint Mary's @ (3)Gonzaga (10:00)
 

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Saturday, February 29th (Part 2- Games with no Top 25 teams)

Right now I'm watching highlights of dog events from the 2004 Great Outdoor Games. Boredom can be so dangerous.
Luckily, these dogs look to be very talented. And also, we can watch these important games once the afternoon rolls around:

Texas A&M @ LSU (12:00)
Pittsburgh @ NC State (12:00) (The Wolfpack must keep winning here to stay in the NCAA hunt.)
St. Francis (PA) @ Robert Morris (1:00)
Liberty @ Lipscomb (2:00)
Florida @ Tennessee (2:00)
Loyola-Chicago @ Bradley (2:00)
Mississippi State @ Missouri (3:30) (Miss. State is in the same boat as NC State)
North Carolina @ Syracuse (4:00)
Notre Dame @ Wake Forest (4:00)
Western Carolina @ East Tennessee State (4:00)
Lamar @ Stephan F. Austin (5:30)

UCF @ Tulsa (6:00)
Arkansas @ Georgia (6:00)
Princeton @ Yale (7:00)
Austin Peay @ Murray State (8:00)
Arizona State @ USC (8:00)
South Carolina @ Alabama (8:30)
Arizona @ UCLA (10:00)
Utah State @ New Mexico (10:00)
 

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Top seeds really shit the bed today.

A 2 seed may be in reach for Nova after all...
 

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Saturday recap

Top seeds really shit the bed today.

A 2 seed may be in reach for Nova after all...

Well, thanks for reminding me that Baylor, Duke, Maryland, and Florida State lost yesterday. But let's see who else s--t the bed yesterday... outside of the rankings, of course.

Bubble teams:
NC State over Pittsburgh 77-73
Lipscomb over Liberty 77-71 (I think the Flames are out of the at-large race.)
Mississippi State over Missouri 69-60
Wake Forest over Notre Dame 84-73 (The Irish are now in big-time trouble in their run for the NCAA's...)
North Carolina over Syracuse 92-79 (...while the Orange are just straight-up eliminated.)
East Tennessee State over Western Carolina 68-67 (The Bucs escape a near-disaster.)
Stephan F. Austin over Lamar 95-76
Richmond over UMass 95-71
Georgia over Arkansas 99-89 (Arkansas is also in big trouble.)
USC over Arizona State 71-61 (USC continues to fight hard! ...I don't know what this result does to Arizona State, however.)
Alabama over South Carolina 90-86
UCLA over Arizona 69-64
New Mexico over Utah State 66-64


Everyone else:
LSU over Texas A&M 64-50
Niagara over Iona 100-91 in OT
Jacksonville over Stetson 53-52
North Alabama over Florida Gulf Coast 78-73 in OT
Tennessee over Florida 63-58
Illinois State over Evansville 71-60 (Evansville finishes the MVC 0-18. Does ANYBODY remember they defeated Kentucky in November?)
North Carolina Central over South Carolina State 83-82 in 2-OT's
Loyola-Chicago over Bradley 67-66
California over Utah 86-79 in OT
California Baptist over Seattle 88-87 in OT
 

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March 1st recap

Dangit! I completely forgot about giving you guys Sunday's slate! ...Well, did I miss anything important? Let's see:

Top 25:
St. John's upsets Creighton 91-71 (
Shoot. I did.)
Ohio State over Michigan 77-63
Stanford over Colorado 72-64 (Stanford helped out their cause for the NCAA's...)
Houston over Cincinnati 68-55 (...while Cincinnati did not.)

Everyone else:
Illinois over Indiana 67-66
Xavier over Georgetown 66-63
Saint Louis over Rhode Island 72-62
North Texas over Western Kentucky 78-72 in OT
Old Dominion over Florida Atlantic 85-80 in OT
Wichita State over SMU 66-62
Wisconsin over Minnesota 71-69

So to summarize, Illinois is fine and Wisconsin is fine. And Wichita State and Xavier scored great wins... which is not good for Rhode Island and Indiana.
 

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March 2nd and 3rd

Now that I'm completely wide awake, it's time to return to business. Here is the stuff to see over the next 2 days:

Today:
NC State @ Duke (7:00)

Bethune-Cookman @ North Carolina Central (7:00)
Game of the Day: Texas Tech @ Baylor (7:00)

Tomorrow:

Atlantic Sun Quarterfinals:
North Alabama @ Stetson (7:00)
Jacksonville @ North Florida (7:00)
NJIT @ Liberty (7:00)
Florida Gulf Coast @ Lipscomb (8:00)

Big South 1st Round:
Presbyterian @ Charleston Southern (7:00)
Campbell @ UNC-Asheville (7:00)
High Point @ South Carolina Upstate (7:00)

Horizon League 1st Round:
Cleveland State @ Oakland (7:00)
Milwaukee @ Youngstown State (7:00)
IUPUI @ UIC (8:00)

Patriot League 1st Round:
Holy Cross @ Bucknell (7:00)
Loyola(MD) @ Lehigh (7:00)​

Other big games:
Mississippi State @ South Carolina (6:30)
(Bubble watch game!)
Maryland @ Rutgers (7:00)
Michigan State @ Penn State (7:00)

Cincinnati @ USF (7:00)
Davidson @ Richmond (7:00)
Marquette @ DePaul (8:00)
Vanderbilt @ Alabama (8:30)
Tennessee @ Kentucky (9:00)
Game of the Day: Texas @ Oklahoma (9:00)
 

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3/3 recap

Ugh! So yesterday, Kentucky loses a big lead to Tennessee and Maryland blows it ONCE AGAIN [this time to Rutgers]. No other crazy stuff happened yesterday... right?

Atlantic Sun Quarterfinals:
Liberty over NJIT 55-49
Stetson over North Alabama 82-72
North Florida over Jacksonville 91-88
Lipscomb over Florida Gulf Coast 68-63

Big South 1st Round:
Charleston Southern over Presbyterian 81-64
UNC-Asheville over Campbell 72-68
South Carolina Upstate over High Point 69-59

Horizon League 1st Round:
Oakland over Cleveland State 80-59
Youngstown State over Milwaukee 63-57
UIC over IUPUI 93-59

Patriot League 1st Round:
Bucknell over Holy Cross 65-62
Lehigh over Loyola(MD) 78-75
Other big games:
South Carolina over Mississippi State 83-71
(Which team is on the right side of the bubble now? I honestly don't know!)
Cincinnati over USF 79-67
Richmond over Davidson 80-63
Duquesne over VCU 80-77 in OT
DePaul over Marquette 69-68 (Whoopsie)
Stephan F. Austin over Abilene Christian 77-72
Vanderbilt over Alabama 87-79 (Whoopsie)
Texas over Oklahoma 53-52
 

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Wednesday, March 4th (AKA: What I'll be watching while I wonder who would air the movie "Planet Terror" at 8:30 in the morning)

Mountain West 1st Round [From the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas]:
Air Force vs. Fresno State (3:00)
San Jose State vs. New Mexico (Around 5:30)
Wyoming vs. Colorado State (8:00)

Northeast Conference Quarterfinals:
Fairleigh Dickinson @ Long Island (7:00)
Bryant @ St. Francis(PA) (7:00)
Mount St. Mary's @ Sacred Heart (7:00)
St. Francis(BKN) @ Robert Morris (7:00)

Ohio Valley 1st Round [From Evansville, IN]:
Morehead State vs. Tennessee State (7:30)
Jacksonville State vs. Eastern Illinois (30 minutes after above game)
Other big games:
Xavier @ Providence (6:30)
(Another big bubble game)
Texas A&M @ Auburn (7:00)
Tulsa @ Temple (7:00)
Florida @ Georgia (7:00)
LSU @ Arkansas (7:00)
Minnesota @ Indiana (7:00)
TCU @ Kansas (8:00)
Georgetown @ Creighton (8:00)
Game of the Day: Villanova @ Seton Hall (8:30)
Dayton @ Rhode Island (9:00)

Florida State @ Notre Dame (9:00)
Virginia @ Miami (9:00)
 

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Maybe not a big game competitively, but if Wisconsin beats Northwestern tonight, they move into a tie for 1st in the Big Ten.
 

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3/4 recap (AKA: What I watched while I wonder how Luka Doncic can average 50 PPG)

Mountain West 1st Round:
Air Force over Fresno State 77-70
New Mexico over San Jose State 79-66
Wyoming upsets Colorado State 80-74

Northeast Quarterfinals:
Sacred Heart over Mount St. Mary's 61-59
Long Island over Fairleigh Dickerson 73-72
Robert Morris over St. Francis(BKN) 59-58
St. Francis(PA) over Bryant 87-61

Ohio Valley 1st Round:
Tennessee State over Morehead State 74-67 in OT
Eastern Illinois over Jacksonville State 67-61​

Other big games:
Arkansas over LSU 99-90
(Arkansas is not going away!)
Tulsa over Temple 61-51 (And neither is Tulsa!)
UCF over SMU 61-58 (SMU, however, is gone.)
Indiana over Minnesota 72-67
Providence over Xavier 80-74 (Now Joe Lunardi is saying XAVIER'S in trouble and not Providence?!)
Kansas over TCU 75-66
Dayton over Rhode Island 84-57
Florida State over Notre Dame 73-71
Villanova over Seton Hall 79-77
Texas A&M over Auburn 78-75
CSU-Northridge over UC-Irvine 72-70
 
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