NCAA Tournament Snubs 2018: Who Didn't Make the Cut?

NCAA Tournament Snubs 2018: Who Didn't Make the Cut?

But while Notre Dame could see the bubble, hear the bubble and maybe even smell the bubble, the Irish couldn't quite grab a spot in the NCAA tournament's field of 68 teams, as the NCAA selection committee relegated Notre Dame to the NIT on Sunday.

"I thought that we had played our way into the field given where we were in January and early February". They improved to 101-0 all time in AAC play with a victory over South Florida in the conference championship game Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. They just came to work every single day.

First round play is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14, with the second round running March 16-19.

Be that as it may, the Irish - when as healthy as they appear to be right now - are one of the better teams in the country and will likely be considered a strong favorite to win the NIT by both the national media and the oddsmakers in Las Vegas.

Over on the Notre Dame side, they're sitting at 20-14 on the year.

For the first time in his four years at Notre Dame, New Bedford's Bonzie Colson II won't play in the NCAA Tournament. With Colson, the Irish beat Pittsburgh on Senior Night and took the No. 1-overall seed Virginia down to the wire on the road before escaping with two wins in the ACC tournament in Brooklyn over Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech.


The Pirates blew their shot at an NCAA Tournament berth this season.

Saint Mary's may be the most unexpected omission from this year's tournament. I think neither one of us are very happy with how things ended in Brooklyn. Spoiler: UConn is going to make it!

"I told them I had two teams that handled it differently", Brey said.

The defending champion Gamecocks were victims of the injury bug this season - they lost guards Lindsey Spann and Bianca Cuevas-Moore to season-ending knee injuries - and dropped games against Louisville, Mississippi State, UConn, Tennessee and Missouri. "I'm hoping this group will be a little bit more like Ayers' group".

Notre Dame is making its 12th appearance in the NIT and first since the end of the 2009 season. After three days of speculation about whether or not the Irish would get the benefit of the doubt from the committee now that they are nearly back to full strength, we found out Bonzie Colson and Matt Farrell would not get one more chance to lead the Irish on a tournament run.

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