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7 March 2005

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua – (PRESS RELEASE) -- The apprehension of several college basketball programs will be immeasurable on Selection Sunday as they wait to hear if they'll participate in March Madness. While the selection committee pours over strengths of schedules, RPI's and key wins and losses, fans everywhere will hope their team's tournament resume will get them into "The Big Dance." With the tournament hopes of several major college teams still unclear heading into conference tournaments, today announced odds on a number of "bubble teams" making the NCAA Tournament.

A leading offshore gaming company for over 10 years, has created odds on several teams from the seven major Division I conferences qualifying for this year's NCAA tournament. Possibly the biggest question mark entering the end of the regular season was last year's national runner-up Georgia Tech. believes that the Yellow Jackets have earned an invite to the tournament, listing their odds of getting an invite to "The Big Dance" at 1/8. Despite losing key players to injury or suspension, Texas remains a solid 1/10 favorite to qualify for the field of 65, following their upset win at Oklahoma State on Saturday. believes that both Big Ten bubble teams will be selected for the NCAA tournament, listing Indiana and Minnesota as 1/5 and 1/6 favorites to qualify, respectively. Other teams the odds makers favor to qualify for the post-season tourney include: DePaul (5/13), UCLA (1/12), UAB (2/5), Maryland (10/19) and Stanford (1/5).

For several other teams, believes that winning their conference tournament may be the only way they can receive a bid to the NCAA tournament. Georgetown (18/1), Texas A&M (5/1), Marquette (18/1), Arizona State (18/1) and Vanderbilt (10/1) are all long shots to make the tourney field. Other teams that will need to win games in their conference tournaments, or get some help, include: West Virginia, Notre Dame, North Carolina State, Iowa State and UAB. In all, has odds on 18 major NCAA Division I teams qualifying for the NCAA tournament.

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