Tim Miles just wants an explanation.
The Nebraska basketball coach reached out to the NIT selection committee this week to try to figure out why his team is a No. 5 seed in the tournament and was denied a first-round home game. Miles tried to contact members of the committee on Monday, but still had not heard back as of Tuesday, according to Robin Washut of Rivals.
Despite reaching out to members of the NIT Selection Committee on Monday regarding #Nebrasketball being a 5-seed, Tim Miles said he still hasn’t gotten a response back.
— Robin Washut (@RobinWashut) March 13, 2018
Nebraska’s NIT seeding was a shock to Miles and Huskers fans — and for good reason. Nebraska went 22-10 during the regular season, won 13 conference games and was considered a bubble team up until Selection Sunday.
NCAA Tournament selection committee chairman Bruce Rasmussen even said the Huskers were “one of the last teams that we eliminated.”
“We had really intense discussions on Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday morning about the teams that really were the last four in,” Rasmussen said on 1620 the Zone. “In fact, it went a little higher than that to teams like Texas, Oklahoma, UCLA, [St. Bonaventure], Arizona State, Syracuse, and then Middle Tennessee and Nebraska were in that discussion. Frankly, Nebraska was one of the last teams that we eliminated.”