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Quick Takes: How many from the SEC?

Dave2015Florida, Arkansas and Mississippi State were among the final at-large teams in Monday’s bracket projection.  Arkansas and MSU promptly lost lopsided road games Tuesday night to Tennessee and Ole Miss.  Which begs the question … How many teams from the SEC will ultimately make the Field of 68?

Beyond Auburn, Kentucky and LSU, the answer is very much in doubt.  Florida has been a roller-coaster ride.  The Razorbacks are dealing with an injury to Isaiah Joe.  And Mississippi State’s overall resume is highly questionable.   Perhaps Alabama or Tennessee can close with a flurry.  If not, it’s possible that only three or four teams will earn at-large berths on Selection Sunday.

Additional Quick Takes …

  • Illinois rallied from 20 points down against Michigan State before losing a one-point game in Champaign. Greater than the loss, however, is the health of Illini guard Ayo Dosunmu, who suffered an injury while trying to make a winning play in the final seconds.  His health could be pivotal for Illinois’ chances of making it back to the NCAA tournament.
  • Penn State dominated Purdue and rolled to its seventh straight Big Ten victory.
  • Purdue falls back to 14-11 overall.  The most losses we’ve seen for an at-large team is 15 (twice), so the Boilers may need a strong finish or a run in the B10 tourney.
  • Dayton ran out to a big lead at home against Rhode Island and cruised by the Rams. A road loss to the Flyers doesn’t hurt URI’s resume.  But finding a way to beat UD at home on March 4 would certainly be a nice addition.
  • NC State outlasted Syracuse in the Carrier Dome in a battle between two ACC bubble teams.  Ultimately, it would be helpful if the Wolfpack could add a victory over either Duke or Florida State on their way in.
  • Virginia held off Notre Dame in Charlottesville in another brewing ACC bubble game.
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