Bubble Insider: Magic numbers

How many wins does each bubble team need?

Originally Published: March 10, 2009
By Mike Hume | ESPN The Magazine

Today marks the start of the Big East tournament, which in turn marks the final chances for major conference teams to prove themselves to the selection committee before Sunday. At this point in the season, some teams on the bubble have more work left to do than others. For example, teams like Ohio State probably just need to win in the opening round. Others, like Notre Dame, probably need to advance to their conference final if not win it all.