With Selection Sunday just a week away, NCAA basketball teams that haven’t yet cemented their tournament resumes are getting desperate. The last chance bubble teams get to make a case for sneaking into the field of 68 is the conference tournament—and for many teams, a strong conference-tournament showing is their only hope.
Slumping Missouri, for example, just wrapped up its regular season with a humiliating 27-point defeat to Tennessee in Knoxville. If Jordan Clarkson and his mates are going to have any hope of an at-large bid, they’ll need at least one more quality win in the SEC tournament.
Herein, a closer look at Frank Haith’s Tigers and nine more teams which risk a trip to the NIT if they don’t put in some serious work in the next week.