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Bubble Bits: Georgetown takes down Butler

Dave2015Georgetown went into Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday and exited with a road victory over Butler.  It was arguably the day’s biggest victory amongst teams positioned along the cutline – i.e. the Bubble.

For resume purposes, it marked the Hoyas’ first victory in what the NCAA Team Sheets designate as the upper tier of Quadrant 1.  Games within Quadrants 1 and 2 are broken into two tiers as delineation. That it came on the road is even better.  Although Georgetown now sits at 15-10, the Hoyas own nine Quad 1/2 wins combined. The only caveat to that: Butler and Creighton would be the two tournament-worthy wins within that grouping.

Looking ahead, there’s no let-up on Georgetown’s schedule.  Next up: Providence. Remaining games include Marquette, Xavier, Creighton and Villanova.

Additional Bubble Bits from Saturday:

  • Mississippi State won at Arkansas, giving the Bulldogs a sweep of the Hogs.
  • Arkansas, meanwhile, drops to 4-8 in SEC play after a fourth straight loss.  The Razorbacks need a quick U-Turn and resurgence.
  • Alabama survived a late rally by LSU to win in Tuscaloosa.  Had overtime gone a different direction at Auburn it could have been a great week for the Tide.  Next up: find a couple of wins against Texas AM and improved Ole Miss.
  • Staying in the SEC, South Carolina won it’s fringy-bubble matchup with Tennessee.  The Gamecocks need to keep climbing, but do stand 8-4 in the SEC.
  • Fresh off a shocking home loss to George Mason, VCU took an early body blow at Richmond and never recovered.
  • While the victory helps Richmond, there’s some irony involved.  Without another regular-season shot at Dayton, the Spiders would have preferred that VCU’s standing wasn’t affected.
  • Northern Iowa lost at Loyola-Chicago in overtime; a third NET loss for UNI against early victories over Colorado (road) and South Carolina (neutral). The Panthers can win a game (or two) in the NCAA tourney, but their margin for an at-large bid is shrinking.
  • Rhode Island easily dispatched of Saint Joseph’s.
  • Virginia squeaked past North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
  • As for Purdue, the Boilermakers are now 14-12 following a loss at Ohio State. Next up … a trip to Wisconsin.  A loss in Madison would leave Purdue at 14-13. The good news: three of Purdue’s final four regular-season games are at home.
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