I DEMAND ENTRY INTO THE NIT! (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Now that we've gotten all those exciting, well-played distractions games out of the way, we can get down to the most important part of today: the NCAA Tournament Selection Special! Unfortunately, Iowa's absence from the NCAA Tournament will extend to six years, but there's still other stories to follow:
* Will Michigan State get a #1 seed? (They should.)
* Will just Northwestern get their first-ever NCAA Tournament bid? (They shouldn't.)
* Will the Pac-12 be a one-bid league? (They should.)
The Selection Special is on CBS at 5pm CT. Don't forget -- the NIT Selection Special is on ESPNU at 8pm CT, which is when we'll find out Iowa's fate. Fran has a teleconference scheduled for 8:45pm CT, which may or may not mean good news is a-comin'.
Anyway, the usual rules of open threading apply -- behave.
Group Name: BHGP College Pick 'Em
Group ID#: 69131