Bubble Banter: Three tickets punched, ACC tournament’s bubble teams in action

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The most recent NBC Sports Bracketology can be found here

There will be four tickets punched tonight, including in the WCC, where No. 4 Gonzaga will be squaring off with No. 19 Saint Mary’s for the right to claim a No. 1 seed in the West Region. 

WINNERS

Wake Forest (RPI: 28, KenPom: 30, No. 11 seed): The Demon Deacons won a game that they had to win, picking off Boston College in their ACC tournament opener. For my money, if Wake can get past Virginia Tech in the second round on Wednesday, they’ll be in the NCAA tournament. They still have a chance if they lose, it will just be a long, long week of waiting.

Georgia Tech (RPI: 93, KenPom: 80, next four out): The Yellow Jackets needed to win at least two, and probably three, games if they were really going to have a chance to get an at-large bid to the tournament. They lost to Pitt in the opener. Josh Pastner did a fabulous job this season, but his year is going to end in the NIT.