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Andy Katz | NCAA.com Correspondent | March 8, 2018

9 teams whose tournament hopes aren't over yet, what to watch on Thursday

Get ready for Selection Sunday!

Selection committee chair Bruce Rasmussen told NCAA.com Wednesday night that the committee voted in 28 teams into the at-large pool. That includes some teams that will win their automatic qualification, meaning the number to get to 36 at-large spots could grow beyond eight.

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This is where the field stands:

Done playing, but still in contention:

Nebraska: Won 13 games in Big Ten is the Huskers pitch, but only one of the the 13 was against a top five Big Ten team (Michigan at home).
Penn State: Holding onto three Ohio State wins as its case.
Saint Mary’s: Shaky, due to only Quadrant One win at Gonzaga and the fact that they didn’t reach the WCC final.
Oklahoma: Despite the late season slide, the Sooners own quality non-conference wins that could propel them into the field.
Syracuse: Still owns quality road wins and losing to North Carolina doesn’t eliminate them.
Arizona State: Overall resume is still strong, despite the loss to a non-bound NCAA team in Colorado.

Lost Wednesday, but should be fine:

Virginia Tech: A number of quality wins, including one at Virginia.
Florida State: Still owns strong wins within the ACC at home against UNC, Clemson and Miami and a win at Louisville.
NC State: Remember, the Wolfpack beat four of the top 16 released by the committee last month, including one at North Carolina.

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Lost Wednesday and appears to be out:

Washington: Huskies lost to Oregon State in overtime in Las Vegas and have dropped six of the last nine, including two at home. The Huskies needed more of a run in the Pac-12 tournament.

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