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Northwestern NCAA Tournament Bubble Rooting Interests: 3/8/2012

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.

Again, this could all be irrelevant as of about 7:30 tonight.

Lots of games and I'm really busy today so not much in the way of explanations, sorry.

East Carolina Pirates vs. Southern Miss. Golden Eagles (-6), Noon central, CBS College

Team to root for: ECU

Conference USA tournament quarterfinals.

Boston College Eagles vs. N.C. State Wolfpack (-12.5), 1 central, ESPNU

Team to root for: Boston College

ACC tournament first round

Oregon St. Beavers vs. Washington Huskies (-4), 2 central, FSN

Team to root for: Oregon State

Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (-9), 2:30 central, ESPN3

Team to root for: South Carolina

SEC tournament first round

UCLA Bruins vs. Arizona Wildcats, 4:30 central, FSN

Team to root for: UCLA

Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals.

TCU Horned Frogs vs. Colorado St. Rams, 4:30 central, The Mountain

Team to root for: TCU

Mountain West tournament quarterfinals

Auburn Tigers vs. Mississippi Rebels (-4), 6 central, ESPN3

Team to root for: Auburn

SEC tournament first round. Apparently Ole Miss has snuck into the discussion, I have no idea how or when it happened, but there you have it.

Stanford Cardinal vs. California Golden Bears, 8 central, FSN

Team to root for: Stanford

Pac-12 quarterfinals.

Drudge-siren_mediumUC Davis Aggies vs. a city they call Long Beach St. 49ers (-19.5), 8 central, no TV Drudge-siren_medium

Team to root for: Long Beach St.

Big West tournament quarterfinals. I'm not sure if Long Beach State has a strong enough resume to get an at-large bid despite another loss, but it's close enough to warrant drudge siren red alert status.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Miami Hurricanes (-6), 8 central, ESPNU

Team to root for: Georgia Tech

ACC tournament first round

Texas Longhorns vs. Iowa St. Cyclones (-1.5), 8:30 central, ESPN3

Team to root for: Iowa State

Big 12 tournament quarterfinals.

Georgia Bulldogs vs. Mississippi St. Bulldogs (-5), 9 central, ESPN3

Team to root for: Georgia

SEC tournament first round.

Colorado Buffaloes vs. Oregon Ducks, 10:30 central, FSN

Team to root for: Colorado

Pac-12 quarterfinals.