Utah State got crushed by 16 in its first-round matchup with Texas A&M. UTEP never had a chance in its 18-point loss to Butler. So, you know what? Let's add 32 more mediocre at-large teams to the NCAA tournament.
That's the direction it appears we are headed after Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney said yesterday that an expanded 96-team field is "probable" for next year.
Everyone knows it's a terrible idea to mess with the most perfect tournament in the world, but let's take a look at the 32 undeserving schools (and the next four who wouldn't even make a 96-team field) that would've made the Big Dance this season if the tournament had already been expanded.