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Bubble Watch: Vandy, Wake Forest get big wins

Vanderbilt did what no other member of the Southeastern Conference could do this season. The Commodores swept Florida, and that could be enough to almost guarantee an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

The Commodores (17-14, 10-8) have won five of six as they head for the SEC Tournament.

"I'm biased. I think we should be in. We've won nine of our last 12, and five of those wins are against teams that are going to be in," first-year coach Bryce Drew said after a 73-71 victory over the 12th-ranked Gators. "There are a lot of things hopefully going our way."

Another SEC team that seemed to play its way off the bubble is Arkansas (23-8, 12-6),...

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