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Knockout games are cropping up in bubble action on March 13

Plus, the last auto bid handed out until Saturday is up for grabs.

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The bubble shrunk late last night when Saint Mary's stole a bid by knocking off Gonzaga in the WCC championship. If you're a fan of a team with a tenuous claim to an at-large bid, things aren't looking great for you right now.

Let's jump right in.

Clemson v. NC State, 12pm, ESPN

Whoever loses this one is out. NC State played one of the worst nonconference schedules you'll ever see, racking up 7 wins against teams in the bottom 40 of the KenPom. Clemson has just one Q1 win compared to NC State's 2, but NC State also has 2 Q3 losses. Neither of these teams should feel good even with just one more win, but the loser has to be done.

TCU v. Oklahoma State, 7pm, ESPNU

The Horned Frogs have been a frequent flier on the bubble watch, but their win over Texas last time out has them on solid footing. If they drop this one, they'll be sweating out the weekend, but a win should have them feeling pretty good.

DePaul v. St. John's, 9:30pm, FS1

Remember when the Johnnies were basically in? After knocking off Nova on February 17, they have dropped 4 of 5 to put a big ol' question mark by their name. DePaul is a nightmare matchup, because they're a dangerous team with a miserable record. A week removed from dropping Georgetown by 32, they have a chance to ruin St. John's week. If the Red Storm win this one, I think they're set.

In non-bubble action...


So neither of these teams is going to make a case for an at-large bid, but one of them is going dancing. Not only is this the only bid being handed out today, it's actually the only one being issued until Saturday. If you're looking to see some nets get cut down, this is your last chance for a couple of days.