Biggest NCAA Tournament Snubs

Every year there are a handful of teams that get snubbed from the field of 64 in the NCAA Tournament. Let’s look at three teams that had a strong case to get in but were left out.

St. John’s 20-13

St. John’s was ranked 32nd but didn’t make the 64 teams. In a tough Big East Conference this team had a strong season and even stronger conference tournament. They lost to UConn in the semifinals in a close and high-scoring game 90-95. If they pulled that win off they surely would have gotten in.

Indiana St. 28-6

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Everyone wanted to see this team in the tournament. They were ranked 29th but didn’t win their conference tournament. Strength of schedule is the main reason they didn’t get in but this team was great all year. Robbie Avila is one of the most-marketable players in the country and had this team playing extremely well. Unfortunately, they couldn’t win their conference tournament and lost the only two big games on their schedule against Alabama and Michigan State.

Oklahoma 20-12

This was a major collapse for the Oklahoma Sooners. They were once ranked inside the top 10 in the country. Less than a month ago they were still ranked as a top-25 team. The last month of the season this team went just 2-6 however. They also only beat two ranked teams all year.

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