Tournament Selection Sunday always includes two elements: The selection of 65 teams for the tournament, and a bunch of whining by Dick Vitale about teams that got ‘snubbed' (video below). This year it's St. Mary's, who Dick and a bunch of others say was wrongly left out. The complaint is that the "little guy" got left out to let Arizona in. But you know there are only two tournament teams that "little guy" beat: 15-seed Morgan State and 11-seed Utah State; Both home games. In the end, St. Mary's didn't even get a 1-seed in the NIT, where they're a 2-seed.
The bitching and moaning comes because they say St. Mary's can't schedule tough games because teams are so scared of them. Instead, they loaded their nonconference schedule with Cal State-Fullerton, Cal State-Bakersfield and Pacific. Well Gonzaga is in their conference; this season they played Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Connecticut, Maryland and other top teams. They also lost to Arizona...and beat St. Mary's three times.