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Bracket Bits: NC State, Texas Tech, and Tuesday’s Bubble Games

Dave2015Both NC State and Texas Tech missed opportunities to score huge road wins on Monday – which basically means the Wolfpack and Texas Tech are treading water, hoping the ripples stay small.  Quick takes on both …

NC State – The Wolfpack are 18-12 with notable wins over Duke, Wisconsin and Virginia. Their issue is eight losses to non-tournament teams, including being swept by Georgia Tech and UNC, along with a loss at Boston College.  NCSU closes with a must win against Wake Forest ahead of the ACC tournament.
Texas Tech – The Red Raiders are also 18-12 with notable wins over Louisville and West Virginia (along with Texas and Oklahoma).  Their biggest advantages are a strong NET Rating and only three losses to non-tournament teams (and none in Quad 3).  It’s worth noting, however, that TTU has eight wins against Quad 4 – with seven of those being home games against teams rated 235 or worse (as of the posting).  If the Committee digs deep, TTU is now 10-12 against Quads 1-3, with an effective record of 11-12.  Tech closes at home against Kansas.

Tuesday’s Bubble Games:

  • Mississippi State at South Carolina
  • Texas at Oklahoma
  • Rutgers (vs. Maryland)
  • Cincinnati (at South Florida)
  • Richmond (vs. Davidson)
  • Alabama (vs. Vanderbilt)
  • Purdue (at Iowa)

 

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