URI set to take on Oklahoma in the NCAA Tournament

College basketball fans all knew why Trae Young and Oklahoma made the tournament

If the Sooners win their tournament opener, they will play Saturday against the victor of Thursday's contest between No. 2 seed Duke and No. 15 seed Iona.

Baylor lost 14 games.

The Syracuse women's basketball team is headed back to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 8 seed and will face No. 9 Oklahoma State (20-10) in a first-round game in the Kansas City region. Questioned by Charles Barkley during the selection show about the Sooners, Rasmussen said: "Games in November and December count the same as games in February and March". "All you had to do was watch them play and know that's not close to the 16th-best team in the country when this was done".

The Devils were rewarded by the selection committee for strong non-conference victories over Kansas and Xavier, as well as Pac-12 wins over UCLA, USC and Utah.

"Last year, we beat the people that we were supposed to beat", Turner Thorne said.

Butler: "On the rise" might be pushing it for the Bulldogs after getting blown out by Villanova in the Big East tourney semifinals.

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The #16 Rhode Island Rams won the regular season Atlantic Ten championship before falling 58-57 in the conference title game to the Davidson Wildcats. Paige Parker picked up her 10th win of the season with just one loss on Saturday with help from Paige Lowary, and Mariah Lopez earned her fifth win of the season without a loss, tossing a one-hitter in a 5-1 OU win on Sunday. The resume looks impressive with nonconference wins over Syracuse and Maryland.

"We understand that there probably were some things that we could have controlled better over the course of the season", Boynton said. But we're excited for the guys.

Arizona State's NCAA Tournament bid was cause for celebration for the men's program.

However, some of those 68 teams are undeserving of their spot in the "Big Dance", wrongly taking the place of more deserving schools. The NCAA's "corporate champions" (because calling them what they are, corporate sponsors, would only make the argument for paying players easier) aren't creating ads dripping with Americana to run between stretches of a bunch of Australians running roughshod over a good, hearty, land-grant university from the Eastern time zone.

After winning the Conference USA tournament in 2016 and 2017, Middle Tennessee lost in an upset to Southern Mississippi in the quarter finals. They're probably NIT-bound.

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