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Ohio State would be out if it weren't for very poor decisions in the last 30 seconds by the Cyclones.
Being a 12 seed is no different than being a 5 once you get past the first game.
Or if referrees didn't call ridiculous charges....
Your guys hate of craft will never end. You're siding with Barkley who's been nothing short of an ass this tournament with the way he called out the b10.
The only reason he's bitching about the ref missing a difficult call is so he can see a 2 seed b10 team get upset.
Or maybe because Iowa state got shafted?
My biggest beef with the committee over the years is that they have used the occasional run by a mid-major school or early round upsets to justify making the best mid-major teams very high seeds. Gonzaga, New Mexico...those teams would not have been at the level of an MSU, OSU, or scUM if they had been playing in the Big Ten with a Big Ten schedule.
Basically, to me, almost any mid-major that's seeded above the 5 line is suspect. I know that sounds harsh, but it's just difficult for me to put them in the top 4 seeds without having seen them survive a rigourous conference schedule.
There are exceptions, of course. The Runnin' Rebels in the 90s, Memphis with Rose. But those teams had better look overwhelming and have tremendous athletes that can clearly compete with anyone, and they basically ran the table to prove it. Gonzaga lost at home to Illinois. That loss alone precludes them from getting that type of consideration in my mind. Not that Illinois is terrible, but they were middle of the pack, and it was at home. I realize Gonzaga beat K-State, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma St, and I'm not advocating for keeping them out of the tournament, I just think that historic performance would suggest that the gaudy record doesn't compare evenly with a major conference team.
If they are really as good as a major conference team, they can make waves from the 5-10 seed range.
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