Should Missouri Now Worry About Selection Sunday?

After losing in the opening round to Nebraska today, should Missouri fans now worry that their team might be on the NCAA Tournament bubble? At least one writer was concerned the Tigers needed to win today. This morning at Basketball Prospectus, Joe Sheehan wrote:

The Tigers are 1-7 against the RPI top 25, which is impressive as an SOS issue but pretty clearly demonstrates that they’re not an elite team. The road work isn’t impressive and 15 of their 22 wins are against RPI 101 and below, so they need to avoid a bad loss to Nebraska today. That should be enough. A loss today would be three of four and four of six, and unless they win their quarterfinal matchup they’ll have beaten one decent team (Texas) since January.

At the least, Missouri fans now have to keep a close eye on the rest of the conference tournaments and hope a rash of upsets don’t thin the number of at-large spots available on the margins. Today’s loss to Nebraska might make for a nervous Selection Sunday in Columbia.

SB Nation's Chris Dobbertean is tracking teams on the NCAA Tournament bubble here.

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