NCAA Tournament Bubble Breakdown: Miami vs. South Florida

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NCAA Tournament Bubble Breakdown:  Miami vs. South Florida
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The Sunshine State was the focus of the NCAA Tournament-bubble world on Sunday. 

Early in the day, South Florida finally picked up a win against a quality Big East team, with a 46-45 victory over Cincinnati. Later on, Miami went out and made an even bigger statement with an impressive 78-62 win over Florida State, the ACC’s third-place team.

With each getting crucial wins to enhance their respective cases for the NCAA Tournament, how do USF and Miami stand relative to each other? Which would make the Field of 68 as of right now? 

Here’s a look at the case for each, with records and rankings shown below.

Miami: 17-10, 8-6 ACC; RPI:  48, SOS:  33

South Florida: 17-11, 11-5 Big East; RPI:  46, SOS:  25

Notable Common Opponents: Rutgers (both beat)


RPI/SOS information from, updated Feb. 27 

Other NCAA Tournament Bubble Breakdowns

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NC State-Tennessee

West Virginia-Xavier


Seton Hall-Colorado State

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