Ten potential NCAA bid thieves that could hurt bubble teams
An NCAA tournament bubble team's worst enemy, other than itself, is a team that has a résumé unworthy of a spot in the field of 68 yet is surging and playing great basketball. A three or four-day hot streak can lead to a conference tournament championship and an automatic bid that takes away open spots for borderline at-large teams.
Based on USA TODAY Sports' latest bracketology, there are 16 open at-large spots for bubble teams this year. Expect that number to shrink, possibly as a result of win streaks by these potential bid thieves.
Arkansas (SEC)The Razorbacks (16-14, 9-8) has already... read more