Death. Taxes. The NCAA Tournament selection committee woefully under-seeding Saint Mary's. Yep, this is March, alright.
After shocking No. 1-ranked Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference championship game, Saint Mary's — a team ranked No. 31 overall in KenPom.com metrics — was given an 11-seed, playing on the other side of the country, against the defending national champion. Some reward. Not that it's much better for Villanova, which must face an especially dangerous opening round opponent after winning the Big East Conference Tournament.