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Gene Smith explains selection decisions

Updated: March 14, 2011, 11:21 AM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

After releasing a controversial men's tournament bracket, the NCAA selection committee chair cited different factors Sunday for why one team was in and then some of those very same factors for why other teams were out.

Ultimately, said chairman Gene Smith, the athletic director at Ohio State, the factor that mattered was whether a team received enough votes to move on to the next phase in the selection process.

The most controversial picks were Conference USA regular-season champ UAB, ...

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