As was announced earlier this evening, Oklahoma State was awarded the 10 seed in the Midwest Bracket and a first round match-up with 7-seed Michigan.
There were plenty of reactions on twitter after the seeds were announced. We collected some of the best.
Some people weren’t happy about Oklahoma State’s seeding, especially compared to some other teams.
So...#okstate as a 10...were they on the bubble? Just a little? That's absurd.— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) March 12, 2017
Northwestern and Vandy got higher seeds than OSU. Cowboys got hosed.— Josh Kopelman (@LatvianMissile) March 12, 2017
Vandy getting a higher seed than Oklahoma State and Wichita State is so far beyond me.— Brewer (@nick___brewer) March 12, 2017
Arkansas with a higher seed than OSU. That's laughable.— PFB_Nate (@PFB_Nate) March 12, 2017
Nothing like drawing the hottest team in college basketball.— Barstool OSU (@BarstoolOKST) March 12, 2017
Considering Vanderbilt wasn’t even considered “in” until they grabbed a couple of SEC Tournament wins, I don’t disagree with that take.
Michigan isn’t too pumped about their seed either.
Izzo says Michigan should have had a higher seed.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 12, 2017
Teams jobbed by committee: Michigan, OK St, Nova, Wich St & Cal. Teams blown by committee: Maryland, Minny, Purdue, Oregon, Vandy, Creighton— Chris W (@therealWalshy) March 12, 2017
It looks like we can expect a high scoring game when OSU and Michigan meet.
Midwest should have an insanely fun first round. Iona-Oregon. Michigan-Oklahoma State. Iowa State-Nevada. So many points.— David Ubben (@davidubben) March 12, 2017
Michigan at top of their conference in offense, near the bottom in defense. Sounds familiar. pic.twitter.com/W2kttHNWof— Oklahoma State Stats (@OSUStats) March 12, 2017
Filling out my bracket at the moment. Toughest first round game is Michigan-Oklahoma State. Most evenly-matched game out of all in rd of 64.— Aidan Joly (@AJolysidelines) March 12, 2017
There are reasons for Oklahoma State fans to be positive about the match-up.
Perfect matchup for Oklahoma State. Unless your 4 man is Deonte Burton, you aren't playing small ball vs OSU. #SelectionShow— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) March 12, 2017
Give me Oklahoma State over Michigan. I love that matchup for the Cowboys.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) March 12, 2017
Here are some interesting facts about this year’s invite.
.@OSUMBB a No. 10 seed for the first time in NCAA tournament history, but is 2-0 vs No. 7 seeds.— Mike Noteware (@Mike_Noteware) March 12, 2017
Oklahoma State gets NCAA at-large bid, giving $35,000 bonus to coach Brad Underwood— Steve Berkowitz (@ByBerkowitz) March 12, 2017
At the end of it all, Oklahoma State players and fans are just happy to be dancing a year after they missed out on the tournament.
Let’s all echo that excitement and start getting pumped for Friday!