Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tournament bubbly? Put a cork in it

Word is in: Auburn is out of the NCAA Tournament and almost certainly headed for the NIT.

The Tigers were passed over for at-large teams Maryland and Arizona.

Breakdown by major conferences:
ACC - 7
Big East - 7
Big Ten - 7
Big XII - 6
Pac-10 - 6
SEC - 3

The SEC would have likely had just two teams in the NCAA Tournament if Tennessee had beaten Mississippi State today. I say that because the selection committee showed no love to the SEC. LSU made it as an 8, Tennessee as a 9 and MSU as a 13.

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