The 24 biggest "bubble" games on the College Basketball Schedule for Saturday:
Charleston Southern at Winthrop
Winthrop should win easily and be dancing again.
Dayton at Xavier
The conference tourney is at Xavier and if the Musketeers can heat up maybe they can defend their conference title.
West Virginia at Seton Hall
WVU's status has improved this week because they haven't played and been given the opportunity to screw up. But if they can win this game and one more against a bottom feeder at the BE tourney it just might be enough.
Louisville at DePaul
A chance for DePaul to lock down a bid.
Clemson at Georgia Tech
Must win for GT. At this point the Yellow Jackets just need to avoid a bad loss.
Akron at Buffalo
An elimination game. If Akron wins they really help their at-large chances. If Buffalo wins they have renewed hope for an at-large berth.
Texas A&M at Baylor
Aggies blew their opportunity against Ok. St. earlier in the week. Now they need this game and at least 2 in the conference tourney.
Miami-Ohio at Marshall
Winning out till the conference final probably gives Miami an at-large.
George Washington at Rhode Island
GW at-large chances may have already burst, but they still need to take care of a streaking URI to have some confidence going into a wide open A-10 conference tourney.
Pittsburgh at Notre Dame
Both teams are probably safe but the loser will have to take care of business in the first round of the Big East tourney.
UMBC vs Vermont
It's hard to imagine Vermont getting an at-large if they don't win the conference tourney. Especially considering that the championship game will be on their home court.
SMS vs Northern Iowa
NIU needs to take care of a tough SMS before they can look ahead to a semifinal match-up with SIU.
Washington at Stanford
Game got a whole lot bigger for Stanford after losing to Washington St. on Thursday night. A loss by Stanford puts them right in the middle of the bubble.
Iowa St. at Colorado
A 9-7 finish looks a lot better then 8-8 for ISU.
Maryland at Virginia Tech
Terps are basically a lock with a win here. They don't want to lose and end up 7-9 in conference though.
Vanderbilt at LSU
Vandy is the bubble team that probably has the most to gain on Saturday with a victory here.
Northwestern at Indiana
Hoosiers trying to stay in the conversation for a bid and 10 Big Ten wins keeps them there.
Ohio at Kent St.
Another MAC elimination game. Win for Ohio puts them right there with Akron, while Kent is trying to get back into the conversation.
Drake vs Wichita St.
Wichita can still get an at-large as long as they get to the conference final and lose there to SIU. Will likely have to go through Creighton in the semi's to get there though.
Providence at Georgetown
G'town has to take care of business here and then in their opening round game of the BE tourney.
UAB at Houston
Game got a lot more important after UAB beat Depaul and Houston got routed by Marquette. A win by UAB moves them to the front of the line as the fifth bid from C-USA. Houston barely holds that position now.
Colorado St. at New Mexico
If the Lobos can win out till the conference final and lose their to Utah it will be hard to deny them a bid with 24 wins.
Boise St at UTEP
With many bubble teams faltering UTEP is looking good and will get a bid without any bad losses.
Illinois St. vs. Creighton
Hoping Creighton makes us here at Bracketology101 look good.