Normally, I don't think this would be board worthy. But after Tennessee Coach Cuonzo Martin complained yesterday about how the SEC was treated like a mid major in the NCAA tournament selection, I can't resist.
For those who missed Martin's comments, here are the ones from yesterday:
Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin predicted two weeks ago that the SEC would earn six bids.
Martin said the SEC's three bids were an ''embarrassment'' after the brackets were revealed, and he didn't back down from those comments Monday. He said Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama are ''NCAA tournament teams'' that landed in the NIT.
''It's almost like a mid-major mentality in this league, when you've got your second-place team that doesn't get in the NCAA tournament,'' Martin said. ''This is a BCS league. It's one of the best leagues in America. That shouldn't happen.''
The SEC's non-conference performance indicates it actually wasn't one of the best leagues in the nation this season.
And then Tennessee and Kentucky went on to lose in the first round of the NIT, to Mercer and Robert Morris respectively. That's a true power conference right there.