10 bubble teams with work to do

BYU, Florida State among programs that have yet to punch tickets

Updated: February 27, 2014, 12:50 PM ET
By Joe Lunardi | ESPN Insider

Tyler HawsAP Photo/Rick BowmerGuard Tyler Haws is averaging a team-best 23.3 points per game for BYU this season.

Let's take a closer look at the best-case NCAA tournament scenarios for a double handful of bubble teams. What exactly do these programs need to do to earn a postseason bid?


Brigham Young Cougars

The Cougars (20-10, RPI 35, SOS 21) have hung around the bubble longer than expected thanks to their off-the-charts SOS rankings and a pair of very solid nonconference victories (at Stanford, neutral against Texas). Last week's home-court win over Gonzaga should keep them in the conversation.

What they need: A win in the regular-season finale at San Diego and nothing less than a run to the West Coast Conference tournament title game.

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