College basketball’s regular season has finally ended and conference tournaments are beginning.
That means there is just one more week for teams to state their case for being among those selected to play in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
While a number of teams are already firmly in the field of 68, many more are still on the outside looking in. And the beauty of conference tournaments is that anything can happen.
Last year, the Connecticut Huskies made an improbable run through the Big East Tournament as a No. 9 seed, becoming the first team to win five games in five days en route to a National Championship.
Every year, there are far more bubble teams than there are spots in the tournament. No matter how well a team plays this week, it still may be too little too late.
On the other hand, winning a conference tournament automatically punches the ticket to the big dance, so there is always a chance.
Here are 10 bubble teams that need to make an impression this week, but even so will be sweating on Selection Sunday.