Selects Week selection. And there, there's a group of NCAA tournament bubble teams in the pool of sweat that leads to the selection of 6 p.m. ET. At CBS.
As tournaments helped in the tournament helped some markets boost their quality winners, other teams with borderline credentials were not fortunate.
Now, they are waiting. The selection committee examines the whole body of each team of work from November to Sunday, with a distinction between a No. 1
Here's a look at 10 teams who feel the most anxiety in Selection Week (and where they land in USA TODAY Sports & # 39; bracketology):
St. John & # 39; s (of, No. 11 seed): The Red Storm (21-12, 8-10 Big East) finished the season in a dreadful note, losing five of their last seven, including the 32-point Big East losing tournament at Marquette. Fortunately, the selection committee seeks the entire body of work. And where's the St. John has two wins in the same team of Marquette as well as victory against Villanova in his five Quadrant 1 (top-30 home, top-50 neutral, top-75 road) wins. The offensive profile of this team is a non-conference schedule strength of 200s and a score of 72 on the NET – the new NCAA measure replacing RPI this year. Shamorie Ponds (19.5 ppg) is an explosive scorer that can lead an unexpected run if the committee sees the blemishes.
St. The Red Storm of John went to Sedee Keita (0) and guard Justin Simon (5) and guard Shamorie Ponds (2) and Marvin Clark II (13) continued on the bench after Marquette's collapse in the Big East tournament. (Photo: Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports)
TCU (on, No. 11 seed): Horned Frogs (20-13, 7-11 Big 12) lost seven of their last 10 and finish the third worst team in the Big 12. But do not expect the committee to fall prey to the impact of the recency and not go through the whole résumé, especially if it does not have bad losses, a top-35 strength of schedule and a net score on the low 50s. An argument can be made that a team playing the best country NET conference, the Big 12, should win more than three games in Quad 1.
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Temple (in play-in No. 11 seed) : Owls (23-9, 13-5 American Athletic) Wichita State damaged the AAC tournament and stabbed the dangerous "last four" bubble areas as a result. The Temple has two Quad 1 wins and one can use another to help recover the power of the non-meeting schedule in the 200s. Fortunately, one of the victories is against a Houston team in line for a No. 3 seed.
Ohio State (in play-in No. 11 seed): The Buckeyes (19-14, 8-12 Big Ten) succeeded in Indiana in a battle of bubble teams in the Big Ten tournament before missing a nearby Michigan State. Borderline credentials aside, the committee must reward a top-45 non-conference schedule strength and consider that three consecutive defeats of Ohio State to close the regular period are all without Caleb's leading scorer Wesson.
Arizona State (in play-in No. 11 seeds): One year ago, Sun Devils coach Bobby Hurley jumped into his pool during the festival as one of the last two teams which went out in The field of 68. The committee should take Arizona State again this year, likely to go to Dayton (again) to play in First Four. This year the team has a better record of power conference (12-6 to finish second in Pac-12 standings). But that's a deception because Pac-12 has had a harmful year. A top-35 non-conference schedule strength can not be ignored, nor can a Q1 win over Kansas. But can not resume two resume-staining Quadrant 4 losses. Everything depends on what the committee finds for the majority. Arizona State is hoping this is not the NET score in the 60s compared to its more impressive RPI in the 40s.
Belmont (in, play-in No. 11 seed): Perhaps the worst place for any bubble team is not playing, and that is precisely where the Bruins are for a whole week since being lost to Murray State at the Ohio Valley Conference final. While other bubble teams have climbed Belmont to the bubble line in the area, here is Selection Week and coach Coach Rick Byrd should still be enough to encourage the committee. It starts with a NET score in the 40s and also helps a top-75 non-conference schedule strength. Only two Quad 2 wins is a problem, but it's a softer bubble with worse résumés out there this year. Alabama (first team out): Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson said his team's NCAA hopes of adhering to a SEC quarterfinal loss tournament in Kentucky, "Hopefully, we can sneak in." That would be exactly what Alabama (18-15, 8-10 SEC) does if the committee decides to give it a rather unqualified bid that is great. But the 15-loss profiles have been worse than ever before. While the Tide lost seven of their last 10, one of the victories was a Quad 1 neutral court victory against Ole Miss in the SEC tourney. Other major eye candy in this portfolio includes a win on Jan. 5. in Kentucky, which pairs well in a top-20 overall strength of the schedule largely struck by the stronger SEC this year . A non-conference win over Murray State looks better now.
UNC-Greensboro (second team): Spartans (28-6, 15-3 Southern) must request that NCAA's new measure of NET does not come along with taking into account their RPI of 31 is likely to be sealed with a huge bid if it is used this year. That's a far cry from their pedestrian NET score in the high 50s. UNC-Greensboro also has two Quad 1 wins but all six of the team's losses are in Q1 opponents – making for a unique résumé in fringe teams with at least one or more Quad 2, Quad 3 or even Quad 4 losses that pollute their profiles.
State of North Carolina (out): On the flip side of the coin, the Wolfpack (22-11, 9-9 ACC) high respect for top-35 ranking. That is in comparison to an RPI high 90s. That's because most of N.C. State wins are against low-level opponents. The Wolfpack only posted three Quad 1 wins despite playing in the ACC and had the second worst (352nd) non-conference strength of the country's schedule. Surprise why their score is so powerful? Because they attacked under the feeders through large edges and it creates the illusion that this team is one of the 68 best teams in the country. It's not, and this is where NET's goal to measure in-game prowess is undoubtedly flawed.
Indiana (next four out): Hoosiers coach Archie Miller believes his team has a sound for being included in the NCAA tournament. He said: "I think something at this stage when you compare everyone – can you beat a team in the tournament? When you get a Marquette or Louisville, you get Michigan State twice You can get of Wisconsin here recently so we can do that? Yes. "His points are valid, without the no bubble team of more than six Quad 1 successes of Indiana and Big Ten the second best conference in NET. However, any team losing 13 of the 14 games can not expect the committee to ignore other credentials – a 17-15 general record and non-conference schedule power in the 190s. Another win (such as one provided by IU in Ohio State at the Big Ten tournament) may make a difference.
Honorable Mentions – Big East Georgetown, Xavier and Creighton: All three big East Big teams have long shots, but thinking they have a chance to fight they deserve to mention here. Hoyas (including Marquette and Villanova in five Quad 1 wins), the Musketeers (with the highest 40 schedule strengths and Q1 win versus Villanova) and Bluejays (with top-55 NET scores, top-30 non- conference strength of the schedule) all have the qualities that the committee consider heavily and ultimately can buy. But they also have features that can run out of them – Georgetown's non-conference power schedule ranks 250 and its net score is 80, Xavier has 15 losses, and Creighton has 14 losses and only three Q1 winners.
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