"All you had to do was watch them play and know that's not close to the 16th-best team in the country when this was done". The Univerisity of Rhode Island Rhody Rams team were also victors taking down the VCU Rams to a final score of 76-67 to advance to the Atlantic 10 conference semifinals.
March Madness is officially underway as the field of 68 teams have been selected over the weekend to compete in the NCAA Tournament.
Saint Mary's and Middle Tennessee were two mid-major schools that arguably should have made the tournament, but weak strength of schedules likely led the selection committee to pass on them. The games in November, December count the same as the games in February and March.
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Syrian state TV showed pictures on Friday of what it said was a number of fighters boarding a bus to leave the enclave. An AFP correspondent inside Douma said shelling and air strikes were rocking the town on Saturday.
The Sooners will play #5 seed DePaul in the first round in College Station, Texas, on Friday at 11:00 am.
Still, bubble teams might have reason to worry.
Littell says freshman guard Braxtin Miller, who injured her knee in the Big 12 Tournament loss to West Virginia, will be ready to play on Saturday. Meanwhile, Vitale was little short of apoplectic over the choice of the Oklahoma over Oklahoma State, which went 19-14 and knocked the Sooners out of the Big 12 tournament, at which point the Cowboys were 6-4 in their past 10 games. The Big Ten only sent four and the Pac-12 only had three in down years for both marquee conferences.
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I've done that from tournament to tournament, I still need to get a little more tournament time, I think I've done that. I drove it well, hit a lot of good iron shots.
With a 16-14 overall record, the Lady Sooners head to the NCAA Women's Tournament with the worst winning percentage for a team in the tournament since 1983, when Monmouth got in with a 14-14 record. There was some early doubt the Sooners would make the NCAA Tournament due to an early exit in the Big 12 Tournament but a strong finish to the regular season helped them make their case.
"When we got on the plane to come to St. Louis, there are a lot of unknowns about kind of our future, especially in the NCAA Tournament", Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson said. "I think this runs deep enough and involves enough people in programs that something's got to change". And Oklahoma had six wins against top 35 RPI [teams]. "So I think we're going to have a good day tomorrow".
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Existing sanctions are already a real "problem" for Russia because London has become "a hub for Russian money abroad", he said. He described seeing around 10 people in hazmat suits looking at the vehicle, which was said to be a Mercedes people-carrier.