Rutgers is roundly on the NCAA Tournament bubble with one day to Selection Sunday. I made my case for why Rutgers should be dancing here. As for key games with other bubble teams that Rutgers fans should keep track of on Saturday, here is a full schedule.
SEC Semifinal: Arkansas vs. Texas A&M on ESPN. As a Rutgers fan, you want Texas A&M to lose.
Result: Texas A&M won 82-64
Big Ten semifinal: Iowa vs. Indiana on CBS. As a Rutgers fan, you want Indiana to lose and Iowa to advance.
Result: Iowa won 80-77
Atlantic 10 semifinal; Davidson vs. Saint Louis on CBS Sports Network. As a Rutgers fan, you want Saint Louis to lose.
Result: Davidson won 84-69
American semifinal: Houston vs. Tulane on ESPN2. As a Rutgers fan, root for Tulane to lose. Yes, root for Houston and get over it.
Result: Houston won by 20
Atlantic 10 semifinal: Richmond vs. Dayton on CBS Sports Network. You want Dayton to win.
Result: Richmond won so root for them to lose to Davisson in Sunday’s final. If they win they’re stealing a power five bid somewhere.
American semifinal: Memphis vs. SMU on ESPN2. Root against SMU.
Result: SMU lost by 7.
ACC Championship: Duke vs. Virginia Tech on ESPN. Root for Duke as the Hokies winning would certainly not help things. I know, I know. Just do it.
I’ll post updated results as the day progresses and have an updated round up of the latest bracketology projections later tonight.