The NCAA tournament is closer than you realize. College basketball teams need to use this point of the season to really improve their resumes.
While squads in the Big Ten are spending this time of year beating each other up, others are really making a move with huge wins over conference rivals.
There are limited spaces in March Madness, but the selection committee is more interested in how teams are late in the year. For this reason, early losses can be forgiven for good, late wins.
The following teams took that lesson to heart with an impressive week to help their tournament profiles.