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Where was the little guy?
Monmouth and Saint Mary's were no little fish. They were two squads that did enough to make the Big Dance, according to Dickie V. Why were they left out? Vitale's Sweet 16 moments
2017 Bracketology: No. 12 Seeds
- East: UCLA Bruins/Creighton Blue Jays
- West: Monmouth Hawks
- South: Princeton Tigers
- Midwest: UNC Wilmington Seahawks
Tyler Cavanaugh had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Patricio Garino scored 19 on 8-of-12 shooting and George Washington beat Monmouth 87-71 on Monday night to advance to its first NIT quarterfinal.
Monmouth pulls within one early in 2nd
Deon Jones got the spinning layup to fall, cutting George Washington's lead to 37-36 on ESPN.
Watch: Monmouth in NIT second round
The top-seeded Hawks -- and their lovable bench -- host George Washington after they beat Bucknell in the first round. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN
NIT working out for Monmouth bench
Sometimes you just need to do some sit-ups midway through the second half.
Justin Robinson scored 23 points and Monmouth, snubbed by the NCAA Tournament, opened the NIT with a 90-80 victory over Bucknell on Wednesday night.
Monmouth beats first half buzzer
Justin Robinson's stepback 3-pointer gave the Hawks a six-point lead at intermission.
Monmouth doesn't need to dribble
The Hawks went end-to-end without putting the ball on the floor to set up Collin Stewart for a dunk. (Live on ESPN3)
The best mid-majors belong in Dance
The NCAA tournament is all about Cinderella stories, but the best contestants from smaller conferences often can't make it to the Big Dance. Ten leagues saw their best teams go down in this year's conference tournaments. The Cinderella Sham (Insider)
Was Monmouth unfairly overlooked?
The Hawks were left outside the bracket looking in despite playing a challenging nonconference schedule and having a better RPI and résumé than some teams with a ticket to the Dance.
Were Saint Mary's, Valparaiso snubbed?
If the NCAA tournament field were determined using the Basketball Power Index (BPI), Saint Mary's (31st) and Valparaiso (42nd) would be dancing just like No. 10 seed Syracuse (39th) is.
Notable NCAA tournament snubs
Saint Mary's missed the 68-team field, despite a BPI ranking of No. 31. The Gaels, as well as Monmouth and San Diego State, all lost in conference tournament finals.
The National Invitation Tournament has placed Monmouth, St. Bonaventure, South Carolina and Valparaiso atop the field as the No. 1 seeds.
Tulsa would have been left out of the NCAA tournament had Memphis beaten UConn in the American Athletic Conference championship game Sunday, selection committee chairman Joe Castiglione said.
Who most deserved to get in? Who least deserved their spot?
C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer
Absolutely hate that Monmouth didn't get a bid. Committee always talks about scheduling, Hawks played 23 road games! They were more deserving in my mind than Tulsa for sure.
Monmouth Hawks @ South Carolina Gamecocks
Colonial Life Arena - Mon 11/14