XM subscribers got snubbed... from what I hear, no tourney games will be aired on the XM side.
My LSU Tigers are in!
But the selection committee absolutely screwed them! :banghead:
An 8th seed for a team that won its conference with a 26-7 record, 13-3 in conference!?! Tough match-up against Butler, then if they win that one, a 2nd rounder against North Carolina. :icon_eek:
My Buckeyes received a fair seeding. They are number 8 vs 9 Siena.
They won a very poor SEC
Too much weight is placed on non-conference games. Each ncaa team plays 10-15 of these games, but only a handful against tough opponents - and they are primarily in Nov/Dec.
I think the "SEC is down" perception has been repeated so many times this year it has been adopted as reality - when in fact we have been beating up on each other - like other conferences.
I like Bob Knight's idea - drop the NIT, double the size of the field, and play an extra round!
Another observation I noticed , Utah State getting going to Boise for their first two games. I thought they would be headed to at least KC since only the top 3 seeds get protected for being close to home in the first round.
Ha! Woody from Around the Horn on ESPN agrees with me - he said Florida and Auburn were the biggest snubs!
And why screw around with something so good as the Tournament? It's as close to perfect as it'll get.