With Northwestern sitting squarely on the NCAA tournament bubble, it's time for a new daily feature, in which I take a look at every game relevant to Northwestern's NCAA chances and tell you whom you should be rooting for.
A few games tonight after nothing last night.
Kansas St. Wildcats at Texas A&M Aggies (+4), 6 central, ESPN2
Team to root for: Texas A&M
Kansas State is probably in thanks to their sweep of Missouri but if they fall apart down the stretch they could come up short of the tournament.
Team to root for: DePaul
West Virginia has lost seven out of nine including bad losses to St. John's and Pittsburgh, but they have enough good wins early in the season to be in for now. However, a home loss to awful DePaul would probably knock them out of the picture.
Team to root for: Providence
UConn has strong computer numbers but they've lost seven out of ten and now have to go on the road to play a better-than-their-record-indicates Providence team.
Xavier Musketeers at Saint.Louis Billikens (-7.5), 8 central, CBS College
Team to root for: St. Louis
Xavier is right on the last four in/last four out line with Northwestern, and a win over 22-6 St. Louis would go a long way. The potential upside here is that St. Louis has fallen from lock status after an inexplicable loss to 5-23 Rhode Island over the weekend.
Team to root for: Memphis
We've been rooting against Memphis in the space over the last week but at this point they're pretty much a luck, so now we're rooting for them to put the nail in Central Florida's NCAA coffin.