So Iowa is a home win against Nebraska away from 20 wins overall and a 9-9 record in the toughest conference in basketball, yet I haven't seen any brackets that even have them sniffing the bubble. Am I the only one who finds this confusing? I realize they have no marquee wins, one of their nonconference losses was pretty bad, and (most important) their RPI is only 76. But in years past a .500 record in the Big 10 and 19 or 20 wins got one in the tournament pretty comfortably, and the Big 10 is obviously much stronger this year than in the past. I would at least think that they should show up on the bubble watch, no?
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