Illinois has played its way back onto the bubble—for now. The win on Saturday over a Michigan State team that was playing without point guard Kalin Lucas was the Illini's third over a team ranked in the top 50 of the RPI.... Don't believe the hype about the Atlantic 10. The conference might have six teams ranked in the top 50 of the RPI, but the A-10 is likely to get just four of those into the NCAA tournament.... Wayne Chism
(below) is doing yeoman's work at Tennessee. Despite being limited by a bruised knee, the Vols' 6'9" senior forward had a combined 50 points in last week's wins over LSU and South Carolina. The victories allowed Tennessee to remain one game behind Kentucky in the SEC.