I know. But the Selection Committee also looks at how you end your season. And Minnesota has just lost to 2 very bad teams in Nebraska and Purdue. And 5-10 over their last 15 games. They are not a Tourney team.
They actually got rid of the "last 12 game" metric. I'm sure it's still a factor but not as a defined basis as it was a few years ago.
I'm not usually in the media conspiracy crowd, but following most of the prominent CBB writers in twitter, they LOVE Kentucky. A lot of them follow recruiting closely, so they are invested in seeing the kids they watched all summer. It's obvious and sickening. I guess that's the perks of being national champs. Kentucky is IN.
This doesn't mean that the committee holds the same love for them. They may, I don't know, but the media is not the committee.
Although I don't like Jerry Palm much and don't want a First Four matchup, the rest of his bracket for us would be phenomenal.
He's got Iowa State facing Tennessee in Dayton in a play-in for a 12 seed. The winner gets 5 seed Butler in Kansas City. Ohio State is the 4 seed in that bracket also in Kansas City. The regional semis and finals would be in Arlington, TX.
Those sites are about as good as it gets for Cyclone fans.
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