March Madness is officially underway as the field of 68 teams have been selected over the weekend to compete in the NCAA Tournament.
The Sooners lost to DePaul in overtime 111-108 in the second game of the year.
Oklahoma will go as far as Trae Young carries them, so it will try to see if he can carry it past a first-round game against Rhode Island. Last season, as a No. 8 seed, the Orange beat Iowa State before losing to UConn on the Huskies home court. College basketball is more than happy to endure debates about the worthiness of teams that make the tournament. And the computers show their non-conference strength of schedule to be one of the worst in the country.
And its head coach was right in the middle of it all. Purdue made the cut at 16-12 in 2005.
Cal State Fullerton (20-11) clinched its first ticket to the big dance since 2008 on Saturday, just its third appearance ever after a commanding win over UC Irvine in the Big West Tournament finals.
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"It was pretty much chalk in the conference tournaments this week as far as non top-five or six league regular season champions", he said.
The Friars are 1-4 in NCAA Tournament games in the Ed Cooley era.
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"We understand that there probably were some things that we could have controlled better over the course of the season", Boynton said. The resume looks impressive with nonconference wins over Syracuse and Maryland. What are we supposed to think of this?
"Any time you get to play in the tournament you're delighted", said Kruger. But the Blue Raiders (23-7, 34 RPI) must rely on getting an at-large berth after getting upset by Southern Mississippi in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament.
Is there a more thankless job than being on the NCAA Tournament selection committee? They're probably NIT-bound.