The Jays (21-11, 10-8 Big East) will be making their 21st NCAA tournament appearance in program history and their fifth since 2012.
And he tried to explain something that wasn't really explainable. Satisfaction, too. Cincore and Wood, both seniors, made the NCAA tournament as true freshmen. We just didn't have many opportunities to win (Q1 games).
The NIT has four brackets, each seeded 1-8.
It's safe to say most people thought Nebraska was going to be a second or third seed in the NIT. "You know, it is what it is. That's the good news".
"I'm looking forward to it", Lindsey said.
Texas (26-6, 15-3 Big 12) earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will take on No. 15 seed ME (23-9, 13-3 America East) in Saturday's second game at Austin. The Huskers opened the season by playing the Bulldogs in a charity exhibition game in October, winning 76-72 in Starkville.
Nebraska is going to the NIT instead - but as a low seed.
A subdued Miles was diplomatic in his assessment of Nebraska's position. So, the selection committee left them out. I expected a No. 3 seed. "But that's the way it goes". The Bears faltered in Big 12 play early that caused them to go 2-7 in conference play. They had some absolutely great wins. They're on the same side of the bracket as No. 1 USC, No. 2 Utah and No. 3 Stanford. On their final NCAA team sheet, the Huskers' RPI was 56, with an average RPI win of 180.
It will be the first-ever meeting between Nebraska and Arizona State in the postseason, and the only previous neutral site meeting between the schools came in the first match-up, a 71-69 Husker win at the California Invitational on November 29, 1979.
Myisha Hines-Allen said that each trip to the NCAA Tournament "everything is like new". "You just, what do you say?"
The Cardinals did not receive a bid to the 2018 NCAA Tournament during the Selection Show on Sunday. After firing off some words unsuitable for print, he met with the media. The Huskies won two straight over Cal and OSU but would lose to OR on the final day of the regular season.
Now the Huskers are part of an exclusive, and disappointing, club.
Harvard (18-12, 12-2) finished the regular season tied with the University of Pennsylvania in first place of the Ivy League, but the Crimson lost to Penn in the league title game, 68-65 on Sunday. The only two that didn't were Washington and OR in the Pac 12 in 2011-12.
Nebraska has one of the biggest win-total improvements in the country from last season, and is now 21-10 overall, 11-5 in conference play.
The Huskies are one of five Pac-12 teams participating in the NIT.
"I'm just so incredibly happy for this team", Williams said.