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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, March 14, 2010

CBKB: Last-minute changes create confusing selection day

AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS The NCAA tournament selection committee spent five days poring over resumes of every team it thought deserved a chance to make this year's bracket.

Parity is complicating things.

Dan Guerrero acknowledged that the committee he chairs spent more time debating more teams this week than any of the previous five years he's served on the selection committee.

How difficult did it get?

Consider that Mississippi State, playing in the SEC title game, didn't make the field after losing in overtime Sunday saving another team from being left out.