So the Toppers won’t play in the NCAA Tournament, but a few teams they played this season will. Here’s a look:
No. 4 seed, West Region: Vanderbilt
No. 9 seed, East Region: Louisville
No. 13 seed, West Region: Murray State
No. 13 seed, Midwest Region: Houston
No. 15 seed, West Region: North Texas
In an interesting matchup, Vandy and Murray play this Thursday in San Jose, Calif.
The Sun Belt Conference didn’t earn much respect, with North Texas making up the league’s sole representation. The Mean Green get Kansas State this Thursday in Oklahoma City.
Western’s final shot at earning a postseason berth comes tonight during the National Invitational Tournament selection show on ESPN U at 8 p.m. School officials have already said the Toppers will decline any other tournament invitations.