Season recap: Though unranked to start the seasons, the Sooners-and more specifically, freshman guard Trae Young-garnered national attention quickly as they blitzed through nonconference play.
The annual announcement of the NCAA Tournament field immediately leads to the cries of foul play from fans who felt their team was seeded too low, got a bad draw or got snubbed from the field altogether. This comes on the heels of MSU earning the highest end of season ranking in program history. The 16 seed in the Kansas City region, Nicholls State went 19-13 this year. TBS analyst Clark Kellogg began the discussion Sunday by asking Rasmussen how the committee evaluated the Sooners, who were given a No. 10 seed. Clearly they didn't think enough of the Cowboys. Oklahoma fell behind by eleven points at the break with the Cowboys 39.1%-37.9% shooting edge with six more looks at the basket being decisive. It went 10-6 in the ACC before getting upset by Virginia Tech in the first round of the ACC Tournament on March 1. They had their chances to take care of business and get in.More news: Cartwright works OT for Friars in Big East tourney win over Creighton
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 kenpom.com website and they had a tougher strength of schedule. "The committee had them 16th in their [February] reveal, which is insane town".
Chuck didn't say it, but Twitter knew why Young - I mean, the Sooners - made it in over better teams.