Marquette takes the floor tonight at 8 p.m., and go down to the next post for a report on all the good developments in the last 24 hours. At the same time that UWM tried to become the first spoiler of they year by upending Butler in the Horizon title game.
I believe if MU wins tonight they are in, BUT you can never be sure. Certainly a loss tonight or a blowout loss against West Virginia tomorrow would have us watching the scoreboard again for spoilers. I updated my previous table, this time just leaving the remaining conference games that could produce a spoiler. Last time I used www.rpiforcast.com, but today I shifted to using Lunardi's new bracket and included as a spoiler any team not in his current field of 68.
Thank you Belmont (Atlantic Sun), ODU (Colonial) and Gonzaga (West Coast) for eliminating any spoilers to date. Hate to root against the boys across the street from the Bradley Center tonight during our game, but a Butler win would ensure that there are no spoilers until the March 12 tournament titles start.
|March||Conference||Root for||Chance of Spoiler||Most likely spoiler|
|12th||Big 12||Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Texas A&M, K-State||less than10%||Colorado, Nebraska, OK State, Baylor|
|12th||Big East||MU - otherwise one of top 10 teams||less than10%||Seton Hall|
|12th||Conference USA||UAB||88%||Memphis, Central Florida, UTEP or Southern Miss|
|12th||Mountain West||BYU, SD State, UNLV||less than10%||New Mexico, Colorado State|
|12th||Pac 10||Arizona, Washington, UCLA||21%||Wash St. or USC|
|12th||WAC||Utah State||26%||Hawaii or Boise State|
|13th||ACC||Duke, UNC, Flo State, Va Tech, Clemson, Boston College||less than 10%||Maryland|
|13th||Atlantic 10||Xavier, Temple, Richmond||20%||Dayton|
|13th||Big Ten||OSU, Purdue, Wisc, Illinois, Michigan, Mich State||less than10%||Minn, PSU, NW|
|13th||SEC||Florida, Kentucky, Vandy, Tenn||less than10%||Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas|