Two of these guys had teams (VCU and UAB) who really had no business being in the tourney..........and got in.
Three of these guys........are pretty clearly white. In the famed Bakke decision of many years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that admissions departments could give a non-white applicant a "plus" on his or her application for......well......not being white.
It appears that the NCAA (unable to give the Minnesota Gophers and Tubby Smith their annual pity/diversity invite) did the same thing this year.
Hey, all Joe Lunardi does for a month is pick teams who will and will not get in the tourney. He had white-coached Colorado as in the tourney, and not even one of the last 4 in. He had white-coached St. Mary's and white-coached Va Tech also in. And he had VCU and UAB out.......and out by quite a bit.
VCU did not even bother to have a team viewing party to watch the tourney selections.
But, oh well, another thing we can blame Tubby Smith for -- without Tubby taking up his obligatory "not white bubble coach" spot, the NCAA apparently saw a lack of diversity and gave UAB and VCU a plus, or maybe 10 plusses.