Oklahoma Reaches NCAA Tournament Over Much Better Teams Because Trae Young

Oklahoma Reaches NCAA Tournament Over Much Better Teams Because Trae Young

Oklahoma Reaches NCAA Tournament Over Much Better Teams Because Trae Young

The NCAA selection committee chairman Bruce Rasmussen, for his part, has denied that the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe had any impact on the committee's decisions, per Jeff Goodman of ESPN.

Unlike their male counterparts who finished the regular season losing eight out of 10 games, the OU women won seven of their last 10 regular-season contests and finished tied for third in the Big 12 standings with an 11-7 league record.

Oklahoma State went 19-14 and 8-10 in the tough Big 12.

An anxious week for the Oklahoma women's basketball team ended with jubilation on Monday night when it learned its string of NCAA Tournament appearances will remain intact.

The Sooners, a 10 seed, will play No. 7 Rhode Island in the Round of 64. They had a very good case for being in the dance but got left out.

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Rasmussen confirmed that Oklahoma, which reached a high of No. 4 in the Associated Press top 25 poll but had dropped to 12th when it began its 2-8 slide, "was a real high seed". Clearly they didn't think enough of the Cowboys.

Oklahoma will go as far as Trae Young carries them, so it will try to see if he can carry it past a first-round game against Rhode Island. ESPN analyst Dick Vitale went on a rant after Oklahoma State was snubbed. But they also played tournament teams in Wichita State, Arkansas, Texas A&M and the aforementioned Florida State.

"This is going to be the first time in the history of Providence College that a recruiting class goes to four consecutive [NCAA] tournaments, and I can't be more proud of this group for doing so, which is really, really hard to do", said PC head coach Ed Cooley in his post-game press conference following the win over Creighton in the Big East Tournament. Oklahoma State beats West Virginia at West Virginia.

Well, probably. You never know what the NCAA committee is thinking.

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