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NC State AD Crushes NCAA Tournament Selection Committee

Two basketballs ahead of the Final Four.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: A detail of NCAA Official Wilson basketballs are seen racked up on the court prior to Oregon playing against Louisville during the Midwest Region Semifinal round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 29, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

On Sunday afternoon, the field of 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament was announced. While those 68 teams are excited about landing in the tournament, many more were left home wondering what could have been.

UNC Greensboro, Alabama, Indiana and TCU were the first four teams left out of the bracket, but many more had their hearts broken when the bracket was announced.

Among those upset with the outcome was NC State.

The Wolfpack finished among the top teams in the nation in several statistical models, but were left out in the end. NC State's athletic director, Debbie Yow was less than pleased and sent a lengthy note to the NCAA.

In it, Yow broke down why the Wolfpack deserved to be in.

"Based on the metrics sited above that the NCAA indicated they would use to evaluate team performance, we are disappointed for our athletes, coaches and fans that our total body of work was not rewarded with selection to the NCAA Tournament," Yow said in a statement.

NC State is just one of many programs sitting home disappointed with the selection committee's decisions.

In the end, the Wolfpack will have to look forward to next season and watch as the field of 68 narrows.