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

TCU 1 Of 7 Big 12 Teams Heading To NCAA Tournament

TCU 1 Of 7 Big 12 Teams Heading To NCAA Tournament

If USC wins that game, it'll face the victor of Western Kentucky-Boston College. Arizona State defeated Southern California 80-78.

The first four teams out of the field were Baylor, Saint Mary's, USC and Notre Dame, while the Fighting Irish and Bonzie Colson were left out when Davidson won its conference tournament and forced Rhode Island into taking an at-large bid.

Many figured the Devils were squarely on the bubble, and those people were right.

UCLA, St. Bonaventure, Arizona State and Syracuse were the last four in the field.

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The Orange will play Arizona State on Wednesday at 9:10 p.m.

USC was one of the biggest snubs of the NCAA Tournament.

The difference between the two teams' résumés was in quality of nonconference wins.

Villanova, Kansas, Xavier and Virginia earned the No. 1 seeds in the 68-team field.

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The NCAA Tournament also added star power, by adding Oklahoma (18-13), and Trae Young - the superstar freshman, who led the nation in scoring and assists - surviving a 6-12 finish and fall from the top-five earlier in the season.

SU was seeded No. 11 in the conference tournament. The Gaels picked up their only noteworthy win at Gonzaga, while the Blue Raiders missed opportunities against Auburn, USC and Miami.

Charles Barkley, a panelist on the TBS March Madness Selection Show, grilled Bruce Rasmussen, the chairman of the selection committee on why ASU and Syracuse got in and USC didn't. You can view them below.

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