The most surprising omission from the field of 68 was easily SMU. The only factor separating Larry Brown's team from an easy tournament berth was a win over Houston in the AAC quarterfinals, but the Mustangs fell by four. SMU had four Top 40 wins this year (two over UConn, one each versus Cincinnati and Memphis), but in the end, it wasn't enough to convince the committee. (Getty Photo/Cooper Neill)
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