Monday's Bubble Tracker: Miami off bubble (for now) with road win over Virginia

As is typical for a Monday, there were not a lot of bubble teams in action. 

However, as the season winds down, each game becomes more important.  On Monday, one team had a chance to play itself off the bubble with a quality road win.  Another team was just hoping not to throw its chances away. Here’s what happened:

Miami Hurricanes

  • Miami 54, Virginia 48 (OT)

Miami played itself off the bubble for now with a victory against slumping Virginia in Charlottesville. That filled the biggest hole on the Hurricanes’ tournament resume, which was the lack of a quality victory away from home. Miami has now won three in a row and seven of nine to put itself in a much more comfortable position.

UT-Arlington Mavericks

  • UT Arlington 81 Georgia Southern 71

The Mavericks extended their lead in the Sun Belt to a game over Arkansas State with four to play.  UT Arlington had to come from behind to avoid what would have been a bad loss, perhaps one that would have knocked them off the wrong side of the bubble.

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