Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

NCAA Tournament: Biggest snubs from Selection Sunday

NCAA Tournament: Biggest snubs from Selection Sunday

The two teams have already played once this season, with DePaul winning 111-108 in overtime in the second game of the season.

March Madness is officially underway as the field of 68 teams have been selected over the weekend to compete in the NCAA Tournament.

On Sunday, it was the Sooner men earning a bid as a 10 seed, and on Monday the women's tournament selection committee extended an invitation to the Lady Sooners, who made it into the Women's NCAA Tournament as a 12 seed in the Spokane Region.

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Oklahoma has now advanced to 19 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, which was the fifth-longest stretch entering this season. Its young players get a few more practices together and it's a chance to put that chip on their shoulder to good use.

In fairness, Oklahoma had a much higher RPI than Oklahoma State (49 vs. 88), which is an important factor for the selection committee, the Sooners ranked higher at the influential website and they had a tougher strength of schedule. 1 seed Kansas twice, topping teams ranked in the top seven by the AP poll a total of four times. 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. We did not see the real Rhode Island in the conference championship game and hopefully that is different here... The host school has a first-round matchup against No. 16 Nicholls.

Not having Middle Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament is wrong for a lot of wrongs.

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This is the sixth season in a row that the women's squad has reached the NCAA Tournament.

The Blue Raiders famously upset Michigan State back in 2016 in the tournament as a No. 15 seed and Minnesota a year ago as a No. 12 seed.

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Arizona outrebounded the Bruins - with stalwart Thomas Welsh (17 points and 17 rebounds) - by a margin of 10-1 in overtime. To win one against Arizona will be a tall task. "And he played like that today", Stanford coach Jerod Haase said.

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