Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Charles Barkley, Dick Vitale rip into Oklahoma's selection for NCAA tournament

Charles Barkley, Dick Vitale rip into Oklahoma's selection for NCAA tournament

Rhode Island finished the top seed in the regular season in A10 Conference.

Overall, the A-10 saw three teams get into the tournament. If so, the FBI should investigate the committee for giving Oklahoma the nod over three programs now on the government watch list: Louisville, Oklahoma State and USC. They had some absolutely great wins. They've got talent. They've got one of the best players in the tournament in Trae Young, but they shouldn't be in because Oklahoma State had the same resume and beat them twice and was trending up.

OSU wasn't among the last four teams out of the NCAA Tournament, according to the committee. Oklahoma also boasts five Elite Eight showings and six Sweet 16 appearances. That gave them an advantage over numerous other teams on the bubble.

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Rhode Island is in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year after advancing to the second round last year before falling to Oregon. Since 1986 (his first season as head coach at Kansas State), Kruger has never missed the postseason in consecutive seasons.

The Rams are 7-9 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.

Once Trae Young was being presented to the nation as college basketball's Steph Curry and Oklahoma's games were being televised nationally as often as Golden State Warriors games you knew how this could play out in March.

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Bringing home OU's first Freshman of the Year honor adds to a growing list of national recognitions. Florida Gulf Coast fell behind by a 60-31 margin at halftime and although they made a tremendous comeback that saw the Eagles cut the Bison lead to a 5-point margin, Florida Gulf Coast just couldn't get enough defensive stops at the end of the game to secure the comeback victory.

The Sooners and Rams will face off for the first time in program history.

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