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NCAA Bubble Watch 2012: Texas Still Has A Shot At March Madness

March Madness and the 2012 NCAA Tournament are just around the corner. After an uneven season, the Texas Longhorns are still looking to make a case for inclusion in the annual event. They remain on the bubble for the moment, but how strong are their chances?

Andy Glockner at SI.com recently posted an in-depth Bubble Watch on which schools are likely to make it into the annual NCAA tournament.


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Glockner says that the Texas Longhorns are in the mix to make it into the Tournament, but are perhaps precariously on the bubble at the moment.

Locks: Kansas, Missouri, Baylor

Kansas' massive second-half rally edged Missouri and a Monday night win gave the Jayhawks an eighth straight Big 12 title and the inside track to a No. 1 seed in the NCAAs. It also makes you want to see Part 3 in the Big 12 final ... and Part 4 in New Orleans? Baylor's fine for a high seed and Iowa State and Kansas State took big steps to make this at least a five-bid league. Do I hear six, Texas?

IN THE MIX

Texas (18-11, 8-8; RPI: 55, SOS: 26)

The Longhorns couldn't handle Baylor at home and now are staring at a fairly mediocre profile and a 9-9 league mark (at best) unless they can win at Kansas in the season finale. The Horns are just 4-9 against the RPI top 100, with eight of those losses against top-50 teams. Maybe too many blown chances?

The Longhorns will have to end their season strongly in order to hope for inclusion.

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