Marquette Bubble Watch - Weekend Preview

Saturday Games

As always, root against the bold team.  I ordered the games by importance and impact to Marquette plus the chances of the bubble team losing.  All stats are courtesy of ESPN.com.

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

Duke

5

VT

51

97

0-2

7-5

FSU 45

@GTech 191

A win here probably gets VT over their bubble hump

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

Alabama

66

132

1-2

3-4

UK 13

 Iowa 153 N

Ole Miss

78

Bama needs this win because games at Florida and home against Georgia await

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

Missouri

22

KanSt

28

6

1-4

8-9

KU 1

CU x2 85

KSU is in good shape.  Missouri has only one Big XII road win so far

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

Miami

64

FSU

45

94

1-3

6-7

Duke 5

@Aub 266

Miami is playing a huge bubble role.  Can they claim another victim?

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

BC

58

17

1-4

7-10

A&M 25 N

Yale 175

UVa

128

UVa swept VT.  BC can’t afford a bad loss at this point

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

Mich

63

22

0-7

8-11

@MSU 38

@Ind 155

Minn

48

36

3-4

5-8

Purdue 9

@Ind 155

Minn is really struggling without Al Nolen and Mich is trying to get on the bubble

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

ColoSt

40

26

0-4

5-7

@UNLV 30

SHousSt 214

AirForce

108

It’s a trap! After dropping a close one to BYU, CSU can’t look past pesky Air Force

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

JMU

84

VCU

53

114

0-0

6-6

@ODU 30

@GaSt 219

VCU can’t afford another stumble after losing to Drexel on Wednesday

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

SCar

107

UGA

39

34

1-6

6-8

UK 13

Temp 33 N

UGA seems to play everyone close, so don’t count out Darrin Horn’s crew

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

TexA&M

25

Baylor

68

39

1-3

4-7

@A&M 25

TT 147

Baylor is reeling and desperately needs this win.  They did win at A&M earlier

 More Saturday and Sunday games after the jump!

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

WichSt

49

96

0-2

2-5

Tulsa 96

SIU 206

Mo St

47

151

0-0

2-5

@Wich St 49

@E’ville 142

Winner takes the MVC crown and stays on the bubble.Loser needs to win the tourney

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

Memphis

37

56

0-2

9-5

UAB x2 35

@Rice 173

UTEP

65

111

0-1

2-5

Mich 63 N

GTech 191 N

UTEP has already lost twice this week, so root for them to upset Memphis

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

Portland

93

StMarys

55

150

1-4

2-5

StJohn 14

@USD 313

St Mary’s could play themselves into trouble if they can’t beat Portland

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

Loy (IL)

187

Butler

50

81

0-2

6-4

ClvSt x2 44

@YSU 274

Another team trying to avoid an embarrassing loss.  Loyola crushed Valpo on Thurs

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

UAB

35

65

0-1

7-6

Mar x2 52

@ASU 154

Hous

210

UAB’s most impressive wins are against Marshall?  And they are on the bubble??

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

USM

36

88

0-0

6-5

@UAB 35

@SMU 171

UCF

56

Like UAB, USM has a similar, unimpressive resume

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

Rich

67

170

1-0

4-6

Pur 9 N

GTech 191 N

Char

204

Like Minges Coliseum, Halton Arena can be a house of horrors – look out Spiders!

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

Wake

245

Clem

61

87

0-2

7-7

FSU 45

@UVa 128

Another team trying to avoid an embarrassing loss. 

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

Idaho

129

UtahSt

24

127

0-2

1-2

@StMary 55

@Idaho 129

USU looks for revenge after losing in Moscow a couple of weeks ago

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

Neb

75

77

2-3

6-7

Tex 8

David 153 N

IowaSt

127

Nebraska’s hopes will officially go out the window after they lose in Ames

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

GMU

28

102

0-0

9-4

ODU 29

Woff 133 N

GaSt

219

GMU is in good shape and should get an easy win over GSU

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

Gonzaga

76

122

0-2

7-7

Xav 27

@SClara 168

SanDieg

315

Can the Torreros clip another tourney hopeful?  Highly unlikely

 

Sunday Games

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

UMD

72

68

0-4

5-10

FSU 45

BC x2 58

UNC

11

UNC hasn’t been playing particularly well lately and Maryland will be desperate

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

Purdue

9

MichSt

38

10

1-7

9-10

Wisc 14

@Iowa 153

If MSU wins we’ll be subjected to even more Izzo revival stories - blech

RPI

SOS

Top 25

Top 100

Best Win

Worst Loss

UConn

15

Cincy

31

85

3-6

6-6

@GTown 6

@Nova 23

Cincinnati is in great shape and playing for seeding now

 
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