I think it's outrageous that St. Mary's is ranked 25th but missed the tournament.
Gotta have Trae Young and OU in it tho!!!
"I feel ready for whatever awaits me on the other side. I don’t fear adversity. I don’t fear the spotlight. I don’t fear success. And I don’t fear failure." - Braxton Miller
Alabama’s selection is even worse. The Big 12 is a good basketball conference and Oklahoma has been a good team recently, though not this year. On the other hand, Alabama is a crappy 19-15 team playing in a crappy conference with no recent record of success. They were picked for no reason other than ESPN’s SEC preferences. 15 damn losses? I’d take Oklahoma over Alabama any day. I seriously think the selection committee held the Big Ten to 4 teams to throw a bone to ESPN. The NCAA is a massive joke of corruption, collusion, and fraud. Six SEC teams in with double digit losses is four or five too many. I guess they don’t really care about objectivity anymore. I hope the FBI investigates them all, from Emmert on down.
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Nah, I disagree. As much as I like the whole ES(EC)PN narrative for football, that has nothing to do with basketball. Alabama was a bubble team coming into tournament play, and they had the stats to back it up. They also showed out and made it to the semifinals of a deep league this year. Big 12 is also deep, but Oklahoma frankly sucked since the new year hit, and they were 1 and done in their conference tournament.
You can't run from 19-15 (8-10 - a losing conference record should be automatic exclusion - like with bowl games - unless you win your conference tourney) anymore than you can defend an 18-13 (also 8-10) record. Compare those to Nebraska at 22-10 (13-5). It's criminal that Bama and OK got in. I could name at least 10 teams that should've been in ahead of them.
“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Thank you. Any team that loses ten games in the SEC should be barred from tournament play. Hell, Alabama should be a fifth seed in the NIT.
This is pretty much irrelevant now.
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