The Big East's nine-bid quest

Deonta Vaughn and the Bearcats could help secure yet another bid for the Big East. Getty Images

Bubble Insider takes a deeper look at the squads -- and conferences -- hanging on the fringes of March Madness.

The question seems to bubble up every year: Can the Big East put a record nine teams into the NCAA tournament? With just a week left in the regular season and as many as 10 Big East teams possibly needing dancing shoes, the question begs a closer look.