The 2019 NCAA Tournament bracket was revealed on Selection Sunday, and as is the case every year, the NCAA Tournament selection committee got some things right and somethings wrong.
But unlike previous years, the selection committee didn't get that much wrong.
The selection committee handed out three of the four No. 1 seeds to teams from the ACC. That decision drew the ire of many, but honestly, there isn't a lot of room to argue. Tennessee blew its chance at a No. 1 seed with a loss to Auburn in the SEC Final.
The only real claim to be made is from Michigan State, who earned the No. 2 seed in the East, despite winning the Big Ten Tournament. Congrats Sparty, your prize is a potential matchup with Duke to make the Final Four.
Speaking of tournament champions, the No. 24 Cincinnati Bearcats beat the No. 11 Houston Cougars 69-57 to win the AAC Tournament. Their reward? A No. 7 seed and a date with No. 10 seed Iowa. What that tells us is that conference tournaments don't mean all that much for seeding.
So what about snubs? What teams got left out of the Big Dance all together that didn't deserve to? Well, to be honest, the selection committee didn't make any glaring omissions. UNC Greensboro, Alabama. Indiana and TCU were the first four teams left out.
None of those four teams really deserved to make the tournament. There's not much room to argue Indiana over St. John's, Arizona State or Belmont, three of the last four teams that made the tournament.
So if you are a fan of Alabama, you're not happy, but you don't have much of an argument. The committee got more right than they got wrong.
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