The 2018 NCAA Tournament field was unveiled on Sunday. It did not include Nebraska.
The Huskers went 22-10 this season, including a 13-5 record in the Big Ten, but they didn’t really have any big wins. So, the selection committee left them out.
Nebraska is going to the NIT instead – but as a low seed.
Huskers head coach Tim Miles is not happy about this. He thinks his team got “slapped in the face” on Selection Sunday.
“Yeah, a little bit,” Miles told reporters. “I really do feel like we got slapped in the face. It is what it is. We can still do something about it. That’s the good news.’’
Nebraska is a No. 5 seed in the NIT. That means there were at least 16 teams ahead of them that didn’t even make the NCAA Tournament.
“If there are 16 other teams ahead of us,’’ Miles said, “I’d have a real problem with the committee on that.’’
Nebraska is set to play No. 4 seed Mississippi State in the first round of the NIT on Wednesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. E.T.
The game will be televised on ESPN2.