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Bracketology: Texas Looks Great, Baylor On Bubble Watch For 2011 NCAA Tournament

The 2011 NCAA tournament is fast approaching, which is good news if you're a Texas Longhorns fan and bad news if you're a Baylor Bears fan.

Let's start with the good news.

Texas is currently on track to take one of the four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament, at least according to SB Nation's latest predictive bracket. The Longhorns have just three regular season contests left as well, and all are against unranked opponents. Texas will head to Colorado on Saturday before hosting Kansas State on Monday. The Longhorns conclude their regular season next Saturday, March 5, against Baylor.

Baylor is in need of a winning streak - and fast. The Bears currently sit in seventh place in the Big 12 with a 6-7 record in-conference. In the latest bubble watch at SB Nation, the Bears are among the last eight out. Baylor has very little time to improve their stock with just three regular season games left before the conference tournament begins. Baylor does face two ranked opponents in their last three games, though. The Bears host the No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday before headed to Oklahoma State on March 1. As aforementioned, Baylor will host Texas on March 5th to conclude the regular season. 

Should Baylor win two of their last three regular season games and make some noise in the Big 12 tournament, it's feasible they could sneak into the tournament - but as of now, they're definitely on the outside looking in.

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