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Thursday, March 5

I had too many medical tests in the past few days, along with the 13th of 18 rehab sessions and  combined they gave me a headache so intense even my hair hurt.  I did have a chance to watch an ESPN  doubleheader Tuesday in which Iowa won at Indiana in a convincing manner and Kentucky, in one of their  worst performances of the season, kept their record unblemished with a staunch effort at Georgia.  It is  obvious that college tournaments are going to play a big role in how the NCAA picks major conference  teams, particularly in the middle range.  The tournaments will well be worth viewing.  In bubble watching, Pittsburgh is no longer in the assured to be in the Final-4 field, lowering the ACC  berths from 7 to 6. The American Conference dropped from 4 certain berths to 3 with the erasing of Temple  and Big-12 bids could expand from 6 to 7, adding Texas. The Big-10 still has eight teams in the mix, only  Chicago league upsets could change the picture and  will-not be invited Northwestern is very dangerous at  the moment.  The Mountain West figured champion San Diego State and pretty good Colorado State were definitely in  the giant field, pleased when analysts added Boise State’s name to the board.  The far below average Pac-  12 will send just three teams - Arizona, Oregon and Utah.  Six will be from the SEC, led by 30-0 Kentucky. Some of the lesser conferences are already in tournament mode and more will get underway next week  and everyone is active in post-season action in two weeks.  Basketball is great and so are underdogs in these one game matchups where schools with some talent  that fell short of 20-wins or were just .500 in regular season action are hungry to pull off upsets.  
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