Every day, Sippin' on Purple will be taking an updated roundup and look at Northwestern's chances of making the NCAA Tournament. We promise not to jinx it.
Bracket matrix: 12.0 (up from 12.1 yesterday), fourth-to-last team in
Kenpom: 50 (down from 49 yesterday)
RPI: 49, down from 48 yesterday
Sagarin: 50, down from 49 yesterday
Big Ten standings: Seventh, guaranteed to play Minnesota in first round on Thursday (up from eighth on Friday)
In or out, consensus: in (barely)