At ScoresandStats.com, we’ve taken a closer look at who will make the field of 68 for the NCAA Tournament. We wrap out our look into the major conferences and look into what teams need to keep winning not only this week but in the future if they want an invite to the Big Dance.
Going forward, we will delve into all the teams believed to be “On the Bubble” or those who should be based on our opinion, not some unbalanced quad ranking.
Washington looks like the only sure bet to make the field from the Pac-12. Arizona State looks pretty good, but is not a given, with Oregon State a long shot at best.>
Arizona State – The Sun Devils have wins over Kansas and now Washington and played Nevada tough. All were impressive. However, the perceived weakness of the Pac-12 and bad losses at a lousy Vanderbilt bunch (by 16), at Stanford (by 14) and home to Washington State (by 21), Arizona State is not locked in and needs to pile up wins. With five of their remaining seven games on the road, it won’t be easy for the Devils who are 3-3 and 2-4 ATS in true away games.
Doug’s Best Bet Released by 4:00 pm EST
This week’s Expert is Doug Upstone
Next Games – at Colorado (2/13), at Utah (2/16)
Oregon State – The Beavers are a good club at 15-8 (12-10-1 ATS) and tied for 2nd place in the league. The problem for Oregon State is they have not beaten anyone that matters. They will either need to finish 6-1 in the conference and beat both Arizona State (at) Washington and do no worse than 2nd or win the Pac-12 tourney.