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Bracketology Bubble Watch: Michigan State gets a shot to boost its NCAA Tournament profile vs. Ohio State

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Wednesday was another rough night for teams on the bubble.

North Carolina, who was one of the last four teams in, had it the worst. The Tar Heels added a game with Marquette at home, then lost 83-70 in a game that was never competitive. That is UNC’s worst loss of the season and first in Quad 3.

It was not much better for Seton Hall, which lost at Butler to drop to 13-10 overall. That is the Pirates’ second consecutive loss to a non-contender in the league. The schedule gets harder now and the need for wins more urgent for Seton Hall, which was the first team out.

For the second game in a row, Indiana jumped out to a big lead early then went in the tank. The Hoosiers lost at Rutgers 74-63 in a game that was not as close as that score would indicate. IU is now 12-11 with games left against Michigan, at Michigan State and at Purdue.

At least St. Bonaventure won. The Bonnies won the back-end of the home-and-home series with Davidson to pull into a tie with VCU atop the A-10 standings.

The bubble action Thursday is heavy in the Pac-12 and Big Ten, but the big game is one that was just thrown together this week.

Here are the bubble teams in action Thursday, staring with a double-shot of  ‘double-bubble’ games. All times Eastern

Other bubble teams in action Thursday

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