Bryan Altman, CBS Local Sports
Each year on Selection Sunday dreams are made a reality for NCAA teams across the country while hopes are crushed for others as the official NCAA Tournament bracket is revealed.
From the bubble teams that just made the cut, to the teams that learned their seeding on Sunday night, to the teams that were on the outside looking in, we got some pretty fantastic reactions all around. Here were some of the best Selection Sunday reactions.
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The first real slight of Selection Sunday came about 30 minutes after the Michigan State Spartans (29-5) won the Big 10 Tournament 66-62 over the Purdue Boilermakers, which many presumed made them a sure-fire No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Well, they were wrong. Michigan State was tabbed as a No. 2 seed by the selection committee and then social media had a field day.
Michigan State gets snubbed
UVA should not be a number 1 seed over Michigan State. How is Michigan State not a 1?!?!?— Adam Schein (@AdamSchein) March 13, 2016
I'll give you Kansas and UNC, but Virginia and Oregon getting #1 seeds over Michigan State... pic.twitter.com/sVEGhSQCD0— Ryan Abenes (@RyanAbenes) March 13, 2016
Tom Izzo could take a Michigan State team with 5 guys from the East Lansing YMCA and take them to the Final Four as a 17-seed— Ryan Krasnoo (@RyanKras) March 13, 2016
Bubble team Syracuse was just as shocked as you that they made it in
No. 2 seed Sooners get dancing
The No. 2 seeded Oklahoma Sooners got to dancing before they hit the big dance this week.
Holy Cross Crusaders get to their first big dancehttps://twitter.com/JoeGiza/status/709142235682578432
Hawaii are stoked on the No. 13 seed
No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks hit the dab
This is the ideal level of celebration for a No. 1 seed.
Blue Devils are pumped about that No. 4 seed
IU and Butler play it cool
Don’t get up, guys. It’s just the NCAA Tournament.
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