Bubble watch: Duke and Indiana stumble; UConn bolsters NCAA Tournament profile

The NCAA Match bubble fluctuates at a speedy price within the ultimate weeks main as much as Variety Sunday.

Such is the case for Connecticut, which began the day because the very final group out at the first 4 out listing of USA TODAY Sports activities’ most up-to-date bracketology. The Huskies merely took care of industrial through beating a middling Marquette group in Large East motion. That very same Marquette group simply beat North Carolina, some other group drifting close to the bubble, previous within the week. 

With Virginia Commonwealth, one of the crucial final 4 in, shedding to Davidson on Saturday, UConn (12-6, Nine-6 Large East) most probably will vault into the projected box with simply two weeks earlier than the 68 groups are unveiled. 

Listed below are the largest winners and losers at the bubble from Saturday’s motion. 

Winners

Connecticut Huskies guard Tyrese Martin (4) reacts after making a basket against the Marquette Golden Eagles in the first half at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion.

UConn. Trainer Dan Hurley obviously has himself an NCAA Match group when main scorer James Bouknight is at the court docket. How the NCAA variety committee assesses the group’s losses when Bouknight used to be out will probably be fascinating. UConn’s NET ranking within the 40s must suffice however it might use some other Quadrant 1 victory so as to add to the 2 on its profile. That chilly come subsequent week in a street conflict vs. Seton Corridor. 

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