The votes are in from the NCAA mock selection committee and the Cats did NOT make the tournament. The last spot came down to Kentucky or Villanova, and the Cats lost the tie-breaker vote. Keep in mind, this is before they’ve played any games without Nerlens Noel.
The main reason? No marquee wins. Matt said that who you beat is much more important than who you lose to, and the Cats not beating any teams the committee projected to be in the tournament killed their resume.
As Jerry Tipton would say, this does not bode well.
A reminder: The mock selection committee is made up of media members, including our own Matt Jones.