Many of the teams who needed to make a statement this week are certainly making one.
Kansas State: loses 77-71 Tuesday to fellow bubble-dweller Oklahoma State
Georgetown: loses 59-56 Tuesday to St. John's
Cincinnati: loses 70-59 Tuesday to South Florida
Maryland: loses 65-63 Tuesday at home to Wake Forest
Miami: loses 78-68 Wednesday to Georgia Tech
Boston College: loses 74-69 Wednesday to N.C. State
Kentucky: loses 90-85 Wednesday at home to Georgia
Florida: loses 80-71 Wednesday to Mississippi State
Wisconsin: loses 51-46 Wednesday to fellow bubble-dweller Minnesota
Virginia Tech: loses 86-78 at home Wednesday to North Carolina
It's one thing to lose now or in your conference tournament to a team that's already in, but to lose to the likes of South Florida and Georgia Tech (no offense to RPI #167 South Florida and #162 Georgia Tech) while trying to make your closing argument gives you little reason to complain when the jury comes back against you.
It's going to be a tough bubble to predict.