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On The Fly:AAC Slighted In NCAA Selections

Selection Sunday is one of the great days of the year, everywhere but in those places where the local teams have all played themselves off the bubble, in which case it's more like Valentine's Day just after a break-up.

The state's last chance for a ticket to the men's tournament was Yale, but the Bulldogs lost to Princeton, 71-59, Sunday in the finals of the first Ivy League Tournament. No NIT for Yale, either.

The selection show revealed a few things of interest. The American Athletic Conference was once again a joke in the eyes of the committee, with SMU, winner of the regular season and tournament titles, and Cincinnati, second in both, getting No.6 seeds. The bottom half...