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Shepkowski: How Northwestern’s Resume Stacks Up

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(CBS) After losing to Ohio State in a heart-breaker Wednesday night, Northwestern is still sitting right on the edge of the NCAA Tournament bubble.

With a must-win game looming at Iowa Saturday, the Wildcats can’t afford another loss. With a win, Northwestern would have an 18-12 overall record and an 8-10 record in Big Ten play. How does that stack up against other major-conference bubble teams who made it into the NCAA Tounament the last five seasons?

Here’s a look at how Northwestern’s record compares along with a glimpse at what these teams did in their conference tournaments to help them get in:

Last Major Conference Teams In

2011
Marquette (20-14 overall, 9-9 Big East) – Conference Tournament result: Quarterfinals – NCAA seed: 11

Missouri (23-10, 8-8 Big East) – Conference Tournament: Quarterfinals – NCAA seed: 11

Clemson (21-11, 9-7 ACC) – Conference Tournament: Semifinals – NCAA seed: 12

USC (19-14, 10-8 Pac 10) – Conference Tournament: Semifinals – NCAA: 11

2010
Minnesota (21-13, 9-9 Big Ten) – Conference Tournament: Championship Game – NCAA seed: 11

Georgia Tech (22-12, 7-9 ACC) – Conference Tournament: Championship Game – NCAA seed: 10

Missouri (22-10, 10-6 Big 12) – Conference Tournament: First round – NCAA seed: 10

Florida (21-12, 9-7 SEC) – Conference Tournament: Quarterfinals – NCAA seed: 10

2009
Wisconsin (19-12, 10-8 Big Ten) – Conference Tournament: Quarterfinals – NCAA seed: 12

Arizona (19-13, 9-9 Pac 10) – Conference Tournament: Quarterfinals – NCAA seed: 12

2008
Baylor (21-10, 9-7) – Conference Tournament: First round – NCAA seed: 11

Villanova (20-12, 9-9 Big East) – Conference Tournament: Quarterfinals – NCAA seed: 12

Kentucky (18-12, 12-4 SEC) – Conference Tournament: Quarterfinals – NCAA seed: 11

2007
Georgia Tech (20-11, 8-8 ACC) – Conference Tournament: First round – NCAA seed: 10

Arkansas (21-13, 7-9 SEC) – Conference Tournament: Championship Game – NCAA seed: 12

Stanford (18-12, 10-8 Pac 10) – Conference Tournament: Quarterfinals – NCAA seed: 11

Illinois (23-11, 9-7 Big Ten) – Conference Tournament: Semifinals – NCAA seed: 12

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