||Middle 20 Rank
||Match-up rankings at www.kenpom.com
||What’s at stake for big (top 10 of these 20 deserve NCAA bid)
||80 Temple at 72 Dayton
||After a touch call went against them at the other end, Value Add top 200 player Khalif Wyatt hit the winning shot in a 72-71 upset win at Dayton (5-point underdog on road). Added to their win at Syracuse could get them off the bubble and in the tourney as of today.
||211 Southern Illinois at 60 Indiana St.
||Larry Bird’s school took care of an easy one today, and Jake Odum should be getting serious consideration for a bid.
||234 Fordham at 58 La Salle
||Ramon Galloway needs to take care of business and not let La Salle let up against a weak Fordham team after a run of upsets has them in strong shape for a bid.
||83 Saint Joseph’s at 98 Massachusetts
||Chaz Williams and UMass are slight favorites at home, and a loss would just about eliminate them.
||245 Texas Tech at 27 Baylor
||Pierre Jackson should run the Baylor offense to an easy blowout win.
||South Dakota St.
||104 South Dakota St. at 172 Oakland
||Nate Wolters will not score 53 again today, but this game is a toss-up on the road. With no ranked games on their schedule, South Dakota State needs to pull off tough road wins today and at Murray State to have a shot at the bid.
||40 St. Louis at 86 Richmond
||This game is a toss-up on the court where Richmond already beat VCU, so Dwayne Evans can really solidify a bid with a huge road win today.
||39 Stanford at 78 Arizona St.
||Dwight Powell will need to play big inside to get a road win in a game that is a toss-up.
||22 VCU at 120 Charlotte
||VCU is easily in the tournament and comes in as a strong favorite, so this is the kind of upset Pierria Henry must get for Charlottee to have a shot.
||143 Utah at 43 Oregon
||Oregon cannot afford a road loss to a team at the bottom of the PAC10, or they could start to head toward the bubble despite the current ranking and hot start. Arsalan Kazemi needs to dominate.
||65 Wyoming at 68 Boise St.
||If Derrick Marks can pull at road upset at Boise State, who will be favored today after big wins, then Wyoming could get a realistic shot at a run. They started hot, but have stumbled in conference play.
||123 Louisiana St. at 79 Alabama
||A loss today would be devestating to the NCAA hopes of Trevor Releford after Bama was stunned at Auburn.
||3 Louisville at 55 Notre Dame
||Louisville has the ability to hand the Irish a double digit loss in South Bend, and losing a tough “eye test” like that could start to move the Irish toward the bubble. A win tonight and ND has pretty much locked the bid up and may have Jack Cooley in contention for at least All-Conference.
||140 San Francisco at 49 Brigham Young
||Brandon Davies should lead to a double digit win.
||New Mexico St.
||227 Seattle at 96 New Mexico St.
||Anything less than a blowout win for New Mexico State would be a killer.
||102 Washington St. at 54 UCLA
||The very inconsistent Bruin cannot afford a home loss to a lower team like Washington State, after just dodging a bullet at home against Washington.
||21 St. Mary’s at 171 San Diego
||Matthew Dellavedova could go in and get another double digit road win.