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Criteria befuddle SEC coaches

Kentucky’s Calipari: ‘You can’t keep moving the goal posts’

Posted: March 18, 2014 at 3:24 a.m.

Kentucky head coach John Calipari reacts to a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Vanderbilt at the Southeastern Conference tournament, Friday, March 15, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

SEC basketball coaches sang the blues on Monday after a sour Selection Sunday saw the 14-team conference place three teams in the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year.

Conference hierarchy?

Conferences with more than one team in the NCAA Tournament with conference’s total teams in parentheses:

BIG 12 (10) 7

ATLANTIC 10 (13) 6

ATLANTIC COAST (15) 6

BIG TEN (12) 6

PACIFIC-12 (12) 6

AMERICAN ATHLETIC (10) 4

BIG EAST (10) 4

SEC (14) 3

MOUNTAIN WEST (11) 2

WEST COAST (10) 2

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Sports, Pages 17 on 03/18/2014

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