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12 teams that could pop NCAA Tournament bubbles

These teams could rise up during conference tournaments and steal bids from bubble teams
12 teams that could pop NCAA Tournament bubbles

Beware of bid thieves.

For weeks, basketball fans been watching the NCAA Tournament bubble, hoping their teams can win the games they should and maybe score an upset or two.

But an NCAA Tournament bid isn’t always in the hands of the bubble teams. In just about every season, a team that has no business playing in the Big Dance will make a run at a conference title by grabbing an automatic bid at the 11th hour.

These are those teams, the spoilers. Bubble teams should watch with trepidation.

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Tarkanian died in Las Vegas on Wednesday, leaving one of the most compelling legacies in college athletics. He was 84. Tarkanian finished his career with the 1990 national championship, four Final Fours and 761 career wins. His feuds with the NCAA, including a Supreme Court case in 1988, were just as historic.

 

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