2012 NCAA Tournament Bubble Watch: Texas Sneaks Into The Field

The Texas Longhorns had won four in a row and were looking to be a safe bet for the NCAA tournament, but then they lost two games in a row to the Oklahoma St. Cowboys and the Baylor Bears.

Texas is back to being a bubble team, and is actually the last team into field in the latest Bubble Watch at SB Nation, but it is not for anything they did:

Texas stays in the field partially because of others' failings, as consecutive losses to Oklahoma State and Baylor should have cost the Longhorns a place. However, a win over surging Temple and splits with Kansas State and Iowa State are enough to keep Rick Barnes' side around for now, though that loss to the Cowboys and consecutive losses to Oregon State and N.C. State at the Legends Classic may give the Committee pause. Of the Longhorns' three remaining games, only one is a quality win opportunity, and that's a trip to Kansas on March 3.

The Longhorns have some work to do if they want to make it to the NCAA tournament, and if they can win the rest of their regular season games which includes a game at Kansas then they should be safe.

However, if Texas slips up they will likely need to win a game or two in the Big 12 Tournament.

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