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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Updated who to root for - UWM tries to become first spoiler during MU game tonight

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.

MarchConferenceRoot forChance of SpoilerMost likely spoiler
12thBig 12Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Texas A&M, K-Stateless than10%Colorado, Nebraska, OK State, Baylor
12thBig EastMU - otherwise one of top 10 teamsless than10%Seton Hall
12thConference USAUAB88%Memphis, Central Florida, UTEP or Southern Miss
12thMountain WestBYU, SD State, UNLVless than10%New Mexico, Colorado State
12thPac 10Arizona, Washington, UCLA21%Wash St. or USC
12thWACUtah State26%Hawaii or Boise State
13thACCDuke, UNC, Flo State, Va Tech, Clemson, Boston Collegeless than 10%Maryland
13thAtlantic 10Xavier, Temple, Richmond20%Dayton
13thBig TenOSU, Purdue, Wisc, Illinois, Michigan, Mich Stateless than10%Minn, PSU, NW
13thSECFlorida, Kentucky, Vandy, Tennless than10%Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas

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