CBS Sports: Oklahoma State 'egregious' omission from NCAA Tournament

Mar 13, 2018, 07:35
CBS Sports: Oklahoma State 'egregious' omission from NCAA Tournament

In the Big 12, Oklahoma remains one of the more interesting teams on the bubble. The Univerisity of Rhode Island Rhody Rams team were also victors taking down the VCU Rams to a final score of 76-67 to advance to the Atlantic 10 conference semifinals.

"I understood how their minds and hearts may be hurt, how they probably are disappointed".

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Win and the Wildcats snatch the A-10's automatic NCAA bid away from top-seeded Rhode Island. "This is what the kids play for in the summer and the offseason, and I'm just thrilled to be back in the NCAA Tournament".

Once Trae Young was being presented to the nation as college basketball's Steph Curry and Oklahoma's games were being televised nationally as often as Golden State Warriors games you knew how this could play out in March. They finished in that spot but responded with an upset victory over No. 10 Oregon State in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament to secure their ticket to the Big Dance. "I'm really happy for our three seniors who have invested so much in this program". The Big Ten only sent four and the Pac-12 only had three in down years for both marquee conferences. Instead, the Cowboys (19-14) will host a National Invitational Tournament game at 8 p.m. Tuesday when Florida Gulf Coast comes to Stillwater.

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A few of the most controversial snubs from this year's NCAA tournament were connected to the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into corruption in college basketball. But those two teams ranked in the AP Top 25 appear to be safely in the tourney no matter what happens.

"It wasn't the case and we still have more basketball to play", said OSU head coach Mike Boynton.

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"Writing in The Ringer, Rodger Sherman says that USC is, ". one of the more improbable exclusions in recent NCAA tournament history". "But the perseverance that they've showed this year and especially over the last 48, 72 hours. we've played ourselves hopefully (into) the tournament". What are we supposed to think of this? I think it's a disgrace, I think it's an embarrassment and it's a humiliation for what this tournament's about.