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Thursday crucial for Spartans, Hokies

The day's games will be the difference between heading home or heading to the Dance

Updated: March 10, 2011, 12:55 PM ET
By Ian Gordon | ESPN Insider
Kalin LucasGregory Shamus/Getty ImagesKalin Lucas and the Spartans must take care of Iowa on Thursday to control their fate.

The Marquette Golden Eagles are in. The Baylor Bears and Nebraska Cornhuskers are out. And despite their struggles against the Iowa State Cyclones, the Colorado Buffaloes survived and advanced -- and remained on the bubble for another day.

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