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A Big 10 Coach Thinks His Team Got "Slapped In The Face" On Selection Sunday

A referee's outfit for an NCAA Tournament game.

LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 19: An NCAA patch is seen on a referee's shirt during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Hampton Pirates at the KFC YUM! Center on March 19, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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.