Jon Rothstein takes a look back at the week in college basketball and spins it forward with a look at some big games this weekend.
Last season was a banner one for the A-10, which sent five programs to the Big Dance. How good can it be this year with a lot of unpredictability in this league?
La Salle big man Steve Zack has missed the last six games with a sprained left foot, but he was cleared on Wednesday to play on Thursday night against Wichita State in the Sweet 16.
Running a smaller lineup gave La Salle an advantage over Kansas State in the second round.
Jerrell Wright hits four free throws in final 30 seconds.
La Salle beat Boise State on Wednesday night, 80-71, to advance to the Round of 64 against Kansas State.
Which mid-majors are capable of winning games in the dance?
Of all the big wins for all the teams to transpire since conference play began, you can make the case no group should be riding higher off two straight victories than La Salle. Given how long it's been since this particular oft-forgotten Big 5 program has beaten two ranked teams in back-to-back games, I'm willing to say recent events mean more to La Salle's program than Villanova's.
The Atlantic 10 picked up a big boost when VCU and Butler joined the league immediately -- and it's paying off already. They are the two favorites heading into conference play.
There are not too many high-profile games on Wednesday, but there is plenty of action to keep an eye on. Some of these games might prove to be pretty important come Selection Sunday.

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