SportsPulse: The madness is finally here. USA TODAY’s Trysta Krick breaks down everything you need to know about this year’s tournament. USA TODAY

These five teams have been ranked in the coaches poll throughout this season but are trending in the wrong direction headed into the NCAA tournament.

You might want to stay away from picking these squads for your bracket, even with a favorable matchup:  

Marquette (No. 5 seed): Once in contention for a No. 2 seed and in line to win the Big East regular season, the Golden Eagles (24-9,12-6 Big East) plummeted in the home stretch — losing four in a row, all close ones by single digits. Marquette’s national

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