Found March 19, 2013 on Fox Sports South:
The snubs were not unexpected. In fact, they weren't really snubs. As much as Kentucky fans want to believe their Wildcats deserved the benefit of the doubt on Selection Sunday, the defending national champions simply weren't that good. Neither was Alabama, nor Vanderbilt, or even 20-12 Tennessee. Only three SEC teams made it to the first round of the NCAA Tournament, and only one, Florida, is on any learned scholar's Final Four list. The other two, Missouri (23-10) and SEC Tournament champion Ole Miss (26-8), haven't been given much respect, and aren't expected to go much farther than the second round. But anything is possible once the ball is in the air. That's why we watch. For example, did anyone think Davidson could beat Georgetown in 2008? Who had George Mason making to the Final Four in 2006? Anybody pick N.C. State in 1983? And what about Villanova over Georgetown in 1985? Sure, Ole Miss is an underdog against Wisconsin, a team that beat Ind...
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