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High Noon Highlights (3/12): Oklahoma State snubbed, will move on with NIT bid

After a disappointing Selection Sunday, the challenge for Mike Boynton and Co. is to move on, and quickly.

NCAA Basketball: Big 12 Conference Tournament-Oklahoma vs Oklahoma State Amy Kontras-USA TODAY Sports

National Reaction to Oklahoma State being snubbed:

Coming out of the gates hot this afternoon. It’s no secret that myself, our writers, and most Oklahoma State fans out there feel like the Cowboys were robbed of a spot in the NCAA Tournament. What’s more, there have been plenty of national analysts, coaches, players and media members coming out in support of the Cowboys after a disappointing Selection Sunday. Here are some notable clips:

Mitchell Solomon talking about this team is awesome, but hard to watch:

Getting snubbed of an NCAA Tournament bid is disappointing enough for the fans, but it affects the players in a far greater capacity. For guys that put it on the line all season, and tallied some incredible upset wins, this decision by the NCAA Tournament committee is one that isn’t taken lightly.

Mitchell Solomon spoke to media after learning the Cowboys’ fate, and he got choked up when talking about Mike Boynton and this season. Check it out:

Mike Boynton speaks to the media after March Madness snub:

He didn’t hold back on expressing his disappointment. On the NIT Selection Show on ESPNU last night, Boynton was asked why Oklahoma got in but Oklahoma State did not. His response was epic.

Tickets to the NIT Round 1 matchup against Florida Gulf Coast are dirt cheap:

The Cowboys will tip off at 8 P.M. tomorrow night against Florida Gulf Coast in the first round of the NIT, and you can get in the door for an awesome price.

This should be an interesting matchup. Florida Gulf Coast (#DunkCity) was the top seed in the Atlantic Sun Conference, but got bounced in the championship game by Lipscomb. If the Cowboys win tomorrow night, they’ll host the winner of Stanford/BYU.