Well, it’s at least true. Only it’s not the tournament we wanted.
As was expected, Ohio State was left out of the NCAA Tournament. One victory shy. No, I can’t say “they got screwed”, because they had a BIG chance down the stretch and fell apart. Going 4-7 at the end wasn’t good, even if half of those wins were against ranked teams.
However, let me just say this….OREGON??? ARIZONA???? KENTUCKY???? There’s 18 wins for each of those teams and THEY get in?
The previous moment of outrage was brought to you on behalf of the fans of Akron (23-10), Cleveland State (21-10), Illinois State (23-9), VCU (24-7), and Dayton (21-10).
Ohio State had their chance and didn’t get the job done. In my opinion, the NCAA went with bigger names rather than reward 21-24 win schools with what they indeed deserve.
As for the Buckeyes, they get another chance to extend Thad Matta’s 20-win season streak on Tuesday night at home against North Carolina. OK, so it’s North Carolina-Asheville. Gimme a break, I’m clinging to relevancy here.