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Analysts criticize decision to place OU in NCAA Tournament; leave OSU out

Analysts criticize decision to place OU in NCAA Tournament; leave OSU out”

TBS' NCAA selection show may not have been a hit with viewers Sunday, to say the very least, but one aspect of the telecast that went over well was Charles Barkley's questioning of Oklahoma's inclusion in the tournament.

"We are just thrilled to be in the tournament", head coach Charli Turner Thorne said.

"Any time you get to play in the tournament you're delighted", said Kruger.

If the Sooners win their tournament opener, they will play Saturday against the victor of Thursday's contest between No. 2 seed Duke and No. 15 seed Iona. "We're hungry, and you never know what can happen in March".

The Rams are finishing their seventh straight week in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and have boasted an RPI ranking in the top 20 since their strong nonconference performance.

It's particularly exciting for Goodwin, the graduate transfer and sixth-year senior who is with her fourth college program, but will play in her first NCAA Tournament.

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The Horned Frogs earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998 on Sunday evening. "They can give me all the talk they want about what they did early, 14-2, but there is no way in the world - if Oklahoma is in, Oklahoma State had to be in 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.

The Orange enters this year's tournament at 22-8. I mean, I wanted to play in this tournament so bad. But the Sooners have Trae Young, the good looking, baby-faced, streak shooting point guard.

Oklahoma also has six Quadrant 1 wins, including a victory in January over Kansas, which beat West Virginia to win the Big 12 tourney on Saturday.

Young is one half of the highest-scoring freshman duo in the nation. They sported a 27-7 record as well as winning the Pac-12 regular season and tournament championships.

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