ESPN analyst Dick Vitale went on a rant after Oklahoma State was snubbed. And guess what? All three are part of the federal investigation into college basketball corruption. It's happened four times since 1980, most recently in 2014 when SMU was snubbed despite being one of the best teams in the country.
The top four teams in the Spokane Region are top-seeded Notre Dame, Oregon, Ohio State and Texas A&M.
An upset loss to BYU in the WCC tournament was the nail in the coffin for Saint Mary's, but that does mean they should be punished for a late-season loss while Oklahoma get rewarded for starting the season off strong?
Oklahoma's willingness to play tough teams and their good finish in the Big 12 were the main reasons why the Sooners made the tourney. "Oklahoma State had just as many quality wins and beat them twice".
The schools implicated in the FBI investigation included Arizona, Auburn, Louisville, Miami, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, and Southern California. Dan Hurley's team almost made the Sweet 16 last season, and now, with a deployment of six guards and the deepest backcourt in America, URI is a matchup issue for the teams in its region.
The Bulldogs will need to be sharp and bounce back from their loss against SC in the SEC Tournament. Auburn finished first in the SEC during conference play, so there was no way to leave them out.
Do you remember the last time a Top 25 ranked team missed out on the "Big Dance"?
TBS' NCAA selection show may not have been a hit with viewers Sunday, to say the very least, but one aspect of the telecast that went over well was Charles Barkley's questioning of Oklahoma's inclusion in the tournament.