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Bracket Update: Sparty moves up; bid thieves lurk

Dave2015After one of the wildest days of a wild season in college hoops, the bubble remains a mess, the top line in question, and five bid thieves have gathered like vultures awaiting a meal on an unsuspecting bubble team that could be kicked to the curb.  We even have a new No. 1 Seed: Michigan State. With one day to go, welcome to Chaos Central.

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The final eight or so teams in the field could easily change between now and Sunday afternoon.  That’s where the bid thieves come into play.  Either Memphis or Tulane will play for the American Conference’s automatic bid on Sunday.  Davidson knocked off St. Bonaventure Friday and is a win over VCU away from doing the same in the Atlantic 10. We also have LSU and Georgia playing in the semifinals of the SEC after the Bulldogs toppled South Carolina for a third time.

However unlikely, there are three potential at-large bids that could be taken away.  That thought won’t calm any nerves among those anxiously awaiting the Selection Committee’s final decisions tomorrow evening.

Among the biggest questions: Will the Committee reward Saint Mary’s for a WCC regular-season title despite a schedule heavy on RPI lightweights?  Will the Committee extend courtesy to Wichita State for a dominant four-game margin in the Missouri Valley?  And what about Monmouth?  The Hawks did everything right except lose three games to sub-200 RPI teams.  And those questions don’t even account for remaining uncertainties about Michigan, Syracuse, or Vanderbilt.

Enjoy your Saturday.

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