Iowa baseball responds to NCAA Tournament snub
Iowa baseball feels wrongly left out of the 2022 NCAA Baseball Tournament.
The NCAA Tournament bracket was revealed Monday. Maryland and Michigan are the only teams from the Big Ten to receive bids in the 64-team field. The Terrapins learned Sunday night that they will host a regional in College Park. Michigan qualified for a bid by winning this year’s B1G Tournament.
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Iowa finished the 2022 season 36-19 overall and 17-7 in B1G play. The Hawkeyes’ season ended with a conference tournament semifinal loss to Michigan, which went on to top Rutgers for the tournament title.
The Hawkeyes feel that their strong overall and conference records made them worthy of an NCAA Tournament berth. A tweet from the team’s official account acknowledges that Iowa was on the bubble, but says it “isn’t right” to leave the Hawkeyes out.
We knew the bubble was tight, but it still isn’t right.
This was an NCAA Regional worthy team. Regardless, this was a first-class group of guys that fought each pitch and battled for each other every single day.
— Iowa Baseball (@UIBaseball) May 30, 2022
Others also felt the Hawks got robbed.
Iowa baseball did not get selected to the NCAA tournament. Robbery
— I Love Iowa Basketball (@ILoveIowaBball) May 30, 2022
The NCAA hates Big Ten baseball as much as the Big Ten hates baseball … Rutgers was legitimately hosed there, should have been in the tournament … Ditto Iowa. Iowa deserved a bid as well …
— Ryan Kronberg (@RyanKronberg) May 30, 2022
Iowa not making the baseball NCAA tournament is garbage
— Andrew Wade (@wade_andrew) May 30, 2022