Things just got a bit more uncomfortable for Bubble Watch teams after the Pac-10 and Mountain West finals this evening.
Washington pushed the Pac-10 closer to two-bid status, as they defeated regular season champion California to claim the league's automatic bid. I say "closer" because I'm not totally convinced the Golden Bears are safe.
The Mountain West, meanwhile, looks like they'll have four bids for the first time ever, as San Diego State topped UNLV on their home floor, to take the tournament title.
The focus now shifts to Reno, Nevada, where WAC regular season champion Utah State will hope to claim that conference's tournament crown and limit that conference to one bid. The Aggies take on another set of Aggies, New Mexico State, at 10 p.m. ET.
From Berkeley to Gainesville, Utah State will have a whole new crop of fans for this evening.
Last Four In
The Gators are the last team in at the moment, mostly because of their recent struggles. California, as I mentioned, isn't exactly a lock, as they sit just above this group.
First Four Out
While the Illini are at the top of this group, the Bulldogs are the only team in the group who controls their own destiny, as they face Kentucky for the SEC title tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET.
I'll be providing updates on the state of the bubble throughout the weekend. You can also follow me on Twitter, @BracketDobber.