Selection thoughts on the day after

Updated: March 16, 2009, 2:48 PM ET
By Andy Katz

Musings on a post-selection Monday:

• Conference tournaments matter. I know they're not the deciding factors since Pitt, North Carolina and Connecticut did lose before the finals in their tournaments and still retained a No. 1 seed. But the conference tournaments were still relevant. Louisville got a No. 1 seed by winning the Big East tournament. Syracuse got a No. 3 by finishing second in the same event. Missouri landed a No. 3 by winning the Big 12 tournament.

• NCAA ...

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