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

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

But at the end of the day, the selection committee decided they wanted Young, one of the nation's most talented and entertaining players, in the Big Dance. 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.

There were some pretty controversial snubs in this year's NCAA Tournament bracket, and now there's speculation that schools like the University of Southern California and Oklahoma State were left out of the tournament due to their links to a major FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball.

"So they got in comfortably", Barkley added, not done with his interrogation, "but they were 2-8, so they must have been a really high seed before they dropped all the way down to 10".

Oklahoma started the season strong, winning 14 of its first 16 games.

And yet, it's hard to imagine there weren't some sighs of relief in the NCAA offices when some bubble teams' names were left out of the field. "I just think it's fitting". But since February 1, Oklahoma has won only two games, dropping its season record to 18-13.

OSU lost 79-76 at Mississippi State on December 3, which was the closest anyone had played the defending champion Bulldogs all season until they lost to SC in the SEC Tournament last week. The Big Ten only sent four and the Pac-12 only had three in down years for both marquee conferences.

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

National sports analysts are questioning the NCAA's decision to send the Sooners to the NCAA Tournament, while leaving Oklahoma State at home.

Southern California: A run to the Pac-12 Tournament final against Arizona may have put the Trojans (23-11, 33 RPI) on firmer footing and made Saturday night more about an opportunity to improve NCAA seeding.

-The ACC led the way with nine teams in the tournament, matching a record the ever-expanding conference set a year ago. What are we supposed to think of this?

"For every team I played for, the goal was to get to the NCAA Tournament", she said.

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