On the bubble? What they're saying about ASU's NCAA Tournament odds

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Revenge isn't just a dish best served cold; it's also tasty in conference tournaments. They entered the Big East tournament as the sixth seed, and in the semifinals, they shocked No. 3 CT with a 69-67 win. Dan Muller, head coach of the Illinois State Redbirds expressed his frustrations following his team's NCAA tournament snub last season. With a loss, I would put Oklahoma in, but I am not sure if the committee would do the same, so it would be a waiting game for the Sooners.

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Some of the teams can blame only themselves for not winning the tournament.

The Wolfpack will probably safely reach the tournament no matter what happens here, but they'll want to win another title, and Martin will be out to show off ahead of the Big Dance. Tonight the Blue Devils will take the court for the first time, facing off against Notre Dame. Heck, you can throw a dart across the room and choose the team it lands closest to if you really wanted.

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Syracuse. Finally, an ACC tourney win for the Orange (20-12, 39 RPI). If you have the victor and two or three of the Final Four teams, you might cash. The only exceptions have been the MAAC Tournament (won by No. 4 Iona), the NEC Tournament (won by No. 4 LIU), and the Big 10 Tournament (won by No. 5 MI, but that's less relevant here).

Providence (10 Seed)- The Friars are like Kansas State, with a quarterfinal game against Creighton coming up, where a loss could still leave them inside the tournament field.

Expect a renewed focus from coach Dan Hurley's squad and a return to the form that produced a 16-game win streak midway through the season.

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As the No. 6 seed, they have a quarterfinal matchup against the No. 3 seed, which means West Virginia in this case. So I do think in the back of everyone's mind is talk of the FBI investigation and the department of justice, but I think once the games start, I think people look at it as an escape and an opportunity to get away from all the bad news and enjoy some really good college basketball. The victor of this contest will take on Kansas State in the semifinals. Well, that's question is more timely than ever now that Arizona State lost to Colorado 97-85 in the Pac-12 tournament first round.

The Friars are among Lunardi's last four byes, but they are in a precarious position as the Big East's No. 5 seed entering the tournament.

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford said at the ACC Tournament in NY that he is hopeful the Rice Commission will be "bold" in its recommendations for reform of college basketball.

Not to be forgotten is Florida, the tournament's No. 3 seed. "Everyone will know early in the broadcast who's in, and then they'll find out who they're going to play".

It was obvious when the Wolverines rolled to the Big Ten Tournament Championship.

"I thought the tournament was a great tournament", Rasmussen said. The Wildcats have had a rollercoaster of a season. There's no disputing who the "true" champion should be.

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