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Oregon State Men’s Basketball Left Out of NIT Field

...More like “Not Invited Tournament”...

NCAA Basketball: Oregon State at Washington Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

As expected, the Oregon State Beavers did not receive an at-large bid for the 2019 NCAA Basketball tournament. The Beavs did have some hope, however, that they would be included in the NIT field after an 18-13 record to finish the season. This was not the case, as the 2019 NIT Tournament field was announced Sunday evening and the Beavers were not one of the teams named.

Here’s the full field:

The full bracket

Upper Left

No. 1 UNC Greensboro

No. 2 NC State

No. 3 Georgetown

No. 4 Davidson

No. 5 Lipscomb

No. 6 Harvard

No. 7 Hofstra

No. 8 Campbell

Lower Left

No. 1 Indiana

No. 2 Clemson

No. 3 Furman

No. 4 Providence

No. 5 Arkansas

No. 6 Wichita State

No. 7 Wright State

No. 8 St. Francis

Upper Right

No. 1 Alabama

No. 2 Texas

No. 3 Xavier

No. 4 Colorado

No. 5 Dayton

No. 6 Toledo

No. 7 South Dakota State

No. 8 Norfolk State

Lower Right

No. 1 TCU

No. 2 Creighton

No. 3 Memphis

No. 4 Nebraska

No. 5 Butler

No. 6 San Diego

No. 7 Loyola-Chicago

No. 8 Sam Houston State

OSU’s luck wasn’t any better with the even less prestigious CBI Tournament.

Considering the season started with such promise, it’s understandable to be a little disappointed by Oregon State not playing in somewhat high-prestige postseason tournament. Now, we have to answer for our overly optimistic cold takes...