Oklahoma State named prime total seed in NIT Match after lacking NCAA Match
STILLWATER — Oklahoma State’s resume was simply in need of the NCAA males’s basketball match, but it surely was sufficient to be the No. 1 total seed within the NIT Match.
The Cowboys had been the primary staff out of the NCAA Match, main them to turn out to be the highest seed within the bracket. They’ll open at Youngstown State at 6 pm Wednesday.
OSU declined to host the opening recreation as a result of a considerable amount of commitments for athletic employees this week. OSU is the host college for the NCAA wrestling match in Tulsa, requiring a big contingent of employees to be in Tulsa. OSU’s girls’s basketball staff may even be on the highway for the NCAA Match. Different groups are additionally on the highway.
“We would not be capable to host it to our requirements,” a college spokesperson stated.
The Cowboys have positioned a bid to host the second spherical, ought to they advance.
Incomes the general prime seed within the 32-team bracket was a comfort prize for lacking out on a berth within the NCAA Match.
However the Cowboys had been deemed to have too many Quad 1 losses and never sufficient high quality wins in non-conference play to get into the sector.
“Effectively, once you have a look at their resume, they’d 18 alternatives within the Quad 1 and so they received solely six video games,” NCAA males’s basketball match chairman Chris Reynolds stated on CBS. “That they had alternatives within the non-conference to win some video games to reinforce their resume and so they fell just a little brief.”
The Cowboys (18-15, 8-10 Large 12) have made only one NCAA Match look in six years below coach Mike Boynton, although one match was cancelled. And final season the Cowboys had been ineligible as a result of NCAA sanctions.
A loss to Southern Illinois — a Quad 3 staff — in November left an enormous dent on OSU’s probabilities this season. A loss to UCF later that month additionally didn’t assist. However a five-game shedding streak late within the common season with out star Avery Anderson III as a result of wrist surgical procedure was a crushing blow.
OSU completed the season ranked No. 43 in NCAA NET Rankings. It was 6-12 in Quad 1 video games largely as a result of energy of the Large 12 Convention however 10-14 in mixed Quad 1 and a couple of video games.
Seven groups from the Large 12 made the NCAA Match, together with West Virginia, which completed one recreation behind the Cowboys within the convention standings. Each groups cut up their head-to-head matchups.
OSU now faces a Youngstown State staff that went 24-9 total and 15-5 in Horizon League play, profitable the common season convention championship. They’ve 4 gamers who averaged 13.6 or extra factors, together with senior guard Dwayne Cohill, who averaged 17.8 factors this season.
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