March 8, 2009 in Sports

Aggies blowing bubbles

Chicago Tribune

Bubble teams need to take a cue from Texas A&M. The Aggies present their case so well, they could represent themselves in court.

They made their argument a little stronger Saturday with an upset of No. 15 Missouri to provide another victory against a team with a high RPI.

They started the Big 12 season 1-2 but are finishing with force, having won six in a row.

For those teams who couldn’t make a statement with their regular-season finale, conference tournaments provide more chances for redemption.

Here’s a look at which bubble teams improved their chances Saturday:

Boston College (21-10, 9-7 ACC): Those losses to Harvard and St. Louis seem long ago after the Eagles can boast they beat North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke.

They avoided an upset, beating Georgia Tech 67-66.

Michigan (19-12, 9-9 Big Ten): The Wolverines split their last two road games, squeaking out a 67-64 victory at Minnesota by coming back from 12 points down.

South Carolina (21-8, 10-6 SEC East): For the first time since 1998, the Gamecocks enter their conference tournament with a No. 1 seed.

That should help them in their erratic conference.

Texas A&M (23-8, 9-7 Big 12): This season wasn’t any different.

The Aggies have beaten Mizzou four straight times.

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