"So they got in comfortably", Barkley added, not done with his interrogation, "but they were 2-8, so they must have been a really high seed before they dropped all the way down to 10". "A long year, and we've had the extremes all in one season.very good play to less than that by a lot". They had some absolutely great wins.
However, the NCAA Selection Committee decided the Sooners will move on to the tournament later this week, even though they've lost eight of their last 10 games. The Sooners finished with a losing record in the Big 12 and were knocked out of their conference tournament in the first round and yet they still received an at-large bid over more deserving schools like USC, St. Mary's and Notre Dame.
Rhode Island is in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year after advancing to the second round last year before falling to Oregon.
The Rhode Island Rams (25-7) are coming from a 58-57 loss to Davidson in the final game of the A10 division.
The Rams are 7-9 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.
That wasn't enough to keep the Sooners - and star point guard Trae Young, the nation's leader in both scoring and assists - out of the tournament.
Thought by experts to be among the last teams in, the Sooners were comfortably in the field when the bracket was announced Sunday night.
The One Shining Moment tournament needs stars and that's where Trae Young comes in. Leading the way for the Eagles was Brandon Goodwin who had 34 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and a steal.
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