Exactly 10 years have passed since the Big East Conference established a record by sending 11 of its 16 members to the NCAA. Much has changed since then. He left Syracuse, Pete, Notre Dame and Okon. Villanova remained and took full command of the league. UConn decided to come back. So a different Grand East is looking into the possibility of winning just three docks in the 2021 NCAA Championship. It would equal the record for the fewest schools the league has sent into the tournament since its 1985 expansion to 64 teams. The only other time this had happened was in 1993, when Pitt and Seton Hall and St. John represented the league. Villanova and Creighton locks this time. Connecticut sure will have a try. Seton Hall and Xavier, both of whom play their last regular season matches on Saturday, are stuck in one side of the bubble or the other as a result of defeats earlier this week. The first basketball league since veterans leaving Syracuse, Pete and Notre Dame in 2013 to ACC, followed by West Virginia’s departure to the Big 12 and the split between private schools that did not sponsor FBS football and those whose sporting futures were a little less prosperous this year, and I still have Time to change that, Seton Hall and Xavier, as we’ll see in Bubble Hour Saturday (In All Eastern Times): Rutgers in Minnesota, noon, Fox. It’s largely over for Minnesota, whose injuries ruined a promising season. Rutgers (13-10, No. 37) was once on the field so hard that he was even flirting with a distinct seed, but the offensive slump over the past three weeks has resulted in four losses in six matches. The Gophers are good enough to win this game – especially in The Barn – and cause real trouble for Scarlet Knights, South Florida in Wichita State, 1pm, ESPN +. Aside from winning in Houston last month, which was an impressive feat, there isn’t much to recommend the Shockers (12-4, No. 63) as an all-around pick. There isn’t much to hold against them, though. They do not have heavy losses. All of their defeats were classified as a foursome 1 except for one against Missouri, which is the # 7 seed on Ryan Fagan’s Sporting News Show. The way this works for many bubble teams, Wichita can’t help but do it. Unless you lose games like this, Old Dominion in Western Kentucky 5 p.m., CBS Sports Network on Facebook. Hilltoppers (17-5, No. 79) would prefer to claim automatic bidding given by the USA Conference, but this type of outcome cannot be guaranteed until the last League Championship vote. They can still put themselves on a public bid, and their case is actually stronger than that of Wichita. But they have played matches on consecutive days against ODU, which is entering with a record of 14-6 and five wins in the past six games. West Can’t afford to lose either, Duke of North Carolina, 6pm, ESPN. It’s hard to believe that this game is hidden inside a list of bubble squad games. It’s amazing that both teams are fighting for the survival of their NCAA Championship. The Duke is more desperate. This is a must-have for winning the Blue Devils (11-10, No. 58). For tar heels (15-9, No. 44), a positive result can warrant their inclusion. There’s never been a Carolina-Duke game like it! March Madness: Shattering Duke’s Odds | Smashing prospects for UN leadership St. Louis vs St. Bonaventure, 6 pm, CBS Sports. Although Bonnie (13-4, No. 29) were able to claim the regular season title from Atlantic Conference 10, their inability to get on the ground to attend the quorum of matches makes it difficult to understand how the committee would rate them. They could be very good on the field, but that would happen, but another good win – it’s a foursome 1 for both sides – could seal the Bonnies case. It’s a little trickier for Billikens (13-5, # 40) because they have dropped two Quad 3 games after returning from a long COVID hiatus. Vanderbilt at Ole Miss, 7pm, SEC. The Rebels (14-10, No. 56) are like Jason from “Friday the 13th”. They just never seem to go away no matter what happened to them. Swept by Georgia? Devastated by the state of Mississippi? Annoyed by Fandy? However, they stand here, with a 7-8 record against Quads 1 and 2 combined. They are on their way towards the back of the bubble line, but they are not dead. However, Seaton Hall in St. John’s, 7 pm, FS1. Seton Hall (13-11, No. 57) was hanging around the edge of the arc, awaiting an opportunity to earn a good win in the Great East that grew it as teams like Market and Providence faded away. The Pirates’ match against Connecticut was a necessary opportunity, but they let go. Now it’s all about containment of damage and hope for something extraordinary in the Big East. More: Pirates’ Aiken fails to back up Xavier’s free throw show off at Marquette, 9pm, FS1. We warned you that Xavier (13-6, No. 53) was in a weak position as the Knights continued their primary victory over Creighton with road matches against Georgetown and Marquette. It was the worst possible luck on the schedule. Both teams are good enough to outrun opponents of tournament quality, but often did not do so to represent a good win or tolerated loss. It hurt the Knights to lose in Georgetown. Subsequently, a defeat at Marquette may end them as the general candidate. Utah in Fresno, 11pm, FS1. Fresno was already faulted in the NCAA case for its Mountain West partner, Boys State, with a win earlier this week. The Bulldogs could make it second in a row by closing their season with a home win over the Aggies (17-7, No. 48). Utah is reviving its case by winning three in a row after being swept by the Boise, but Fresno student winger Dion Stroud is doing well – he’s 5 to 9 three-pointers in his past three matches – and it’s going to be a challenge that contains.