College basketball’s regular season is in the books, and teams hoping to sneak into March Madness are almost out of time. Winning an automatic bid is the safest solution, but stringing together a few big wins in the conference tournament can sometimes rescue a weak at-large resume at the 11th hour.
One team hoping hard for such an outcome is the Providence Friars. The Big East tourney will provide them with plenty of opportunities for statement wins—if they can go on a roll with their season hanging by a thread.
Read on for more on Bryce Cotton’s squad and nine other teams whose Big Dance hopes will live or die by their showings in the next week.