March is drawing near which means the madness is right around the corner. Not every team will be participating in the NCAA basketball tournament, though. According to SB Nation's Chris Dobbertean's latest analysis on which teams will make it in and which teams will be shut out, the Arizona Wildcats will be one of the teams that will extend their season by making it into the tournament as a No. 11 seed, but that they're on the bubble and things could go either way right now.
For starters, Harvard faces a significant Ivy homestand (more on that later), while Long Beach State looks to stay perfect in Big West play when UC Riverside comes calling. Among the contenders from multi-bid conferences, Cincinnati, Purdue, and Washington can all grab huge road wins, while Alabama, Arizona, and Seton Hall face tricky challenges on their home floors. Meanwhile, UConn will look to be rude hosts when No. 1 overall seed Syracuse visits. I'll have more specifics on all of these games at the end of the post.
The Wildcats have won seven of their last eight games including a 65-63 win on Saturday over UCLA. Their last regular-season game is Sunday, March 4 on the road against the 8-20 Arizona State Sun Devils. If they win that game, they will put themselves in good position to make it in the tournament in March.
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