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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bubble Wrap: Last night's winners and losers

It was a busy (and exciting, for all the haters out there) night of college basketball, with much at stake as far as NCAA Tournament hopes and placement are concerned. I'll focus on the hopes for now.

Bubble Up:

Florida - Yes, the Gators are having a very tough season and it seems like they can't get out of their own way, but thank God for that 68 teams have to get in thing. They beat Vandy last night to stay within a couple arms' length.

Davidson - they squeaked out a victory at George Washington last night to stay in the mix. They were last seen in my "next four out," so they still have some work to do.

Miami - it sounds weird to say that a home win over Virginia Tech is big or encouraging, but the Hurricanes have been unimpressive versus subpar competition this season. Last seen in my "first four out," they kept hope alive by blowing out the Hokies last night.

Tulsa - they are a bit off my tournament grid at the moment, despite a nice looking record. They at least didn't hurt themselves (which is equal to helping, this time of year) last night, by beating lowly ECU.

Colorado State - CSU took care of their business at Fresno State to stay uncomfortably comfortable in the 11 seed range.

Boise State - my most recent last team in the field picked up a much-needed solid road win at UNLV, on a night when the Rebels and Vegas paid tribute to Tark the Shark.

Oregon - though the Ducks have plenty of work to do in order to get in the field, they held serve with a home win over Colorado.

Bubble Trouble:

George Washington - essentially off the grid going into last night, they solidified that notion by losing at home to Davidson.

UMass -the Minutemen's slim at-large tournament hopes are almost nonexistent now, after last night's loss to Rhode Island.

Minnesota - see above for the Gophers, thanks to a home loss to Northwestern.

UCLA - previously a member of my last four in club, losing at Arizona State was not a good look for the Bruins.

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