Big East basketball: NCAA Tournament bubble breakdown

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Friday is usually when I do my updated Big East Basketball Power Rankings.  Since nobody cares about the DePaul’s, Providence’s, and Rutgers’ of the world this late in the season, this week’s Big East Power Rankings will an analysis of the teams in the conference who have solidified their status in the NCAA Tournament or are firmly on the bubble and still have work to do.  Let’s break down some resumes… (Click here to check out my latest bracketology.)

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The Reality of Marquette’s NCAA Tournament Chances

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After a heartless second half effort in a crucial game against St. John’s on Tuesday, Marquette now finds itself in desperation mode regarding their 2011 NCAA Tournament hopes.  At 6-7 in Big East play with five regular season games remaining, history tells us the margin of error is incredibly slim if the Golden Eagles hope to hear their name called on Selection Sunday.

By: David Kay
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