Rutgers March Madness snub: Scarlet Knight fans react to NCAA’s decision on social media
Rutgers will not be playing in the NCAA Tournament after being announced as one of the First Four Out along with Oklahoma State, North Carolina and Clemson. Its fans were not too pleased with the decision, to say the least.
This is something that Rutgers fans have felt before. The baseball team was also left out of the NCAA Tournament as one of the First Four Out as well. The Scarlet Knights’ baseball team finished the 2022 season with a 44-15 record.
The Rutgers men’s basketball team lost in the quarterfinal round of the B1G Tournament to Purdue, ending the year at 19-14. The Scarlet Knights lost 3 of their last 4 games of the regular season heading into the B1G Tournament.
The B1G received 8 bids to play in the NCAA Tournament. Purdue, Iowa, Michigan State, Penn State, Illinois, Northwestern, Indiana and Maryland are all participating in March Madness. The Boilermakers were picked as the top seed in the East Region. Mississippi State, Pitt, Nevada and Arizona State were picked as the Last Four In.
Rutgers fans went to social media to vent their frustrations after the news came out. Some fans debated why Nevada made it into the tournament over Rutgers. A lot of different cases were made as to why the Scarlet Knights were not chosen compared to other teams.
Here are the reactions to Rutgers’ snub from the NCAA Tournament:
I was really surprised Rutgers got left out!
— Voodooflower (@JSarakaitis) March 12, 2023
Crying at the club right now because Rutgers MBB isn’t going dancing 😭
— Brenda (@bre_yes16) March 12, 2023
Rutgers got hosed. NC State has no business getting in before them.
— Matthew Wilde (@wildeagwriter) March 12, 2023
Nevada in and Rutgers out is a bit puzzling
— Brandon Olson (@bfolson18) March 12, 2023
I think Rutgers and UNC have more of an argument then Clemson
— Frank the Tank (@franktank15) March 12, 2023
Rutgers Basketball completely snubbed from the NCAA tournament
— Josh (@Jlivi3) March 12, 2023
I honestly feel for Rutgers. They’re helpless in football. Basketball is their calling card and they finally got it going. https://t.co/WPMumpCeqL
— Dylan (@dmcbride77) March 12, 2023
I won’t be watching anymore college basketball this season just an insane decision to exclude Rutgers.
— Nicholas Barone (@Its_Barone) March 12, 2023
I demand justice for Rutgers basketball. This is devastating
— Andrew Provenzano (@andrewpro97) March 12, 2023
Rutgers basketball fans👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/P8EYaVyZD0
— Nick Lardieri (@njl300_43) March 12, 2023
Both Rutgers baseball and Rutgers basketball ended up having the same fate, being first team out. https://t.co/R8cQorIEFV
— Nicholas Huba (@ACPressHuba) March 12, 2023
Rutgers Men Basketball pic.twitter.com/XqEiqiMKtz
— MinMadChi (@MinMadChi1) March 12, 2023
Rutgers is just hated by the NCAA. Left out in baseball last year and now basketball.
— Jacob Arends (@_Crazymonkey101) March 12, 2023
Rutgers basketball right now pic.twitter.com/mNT6IO6dks
— Adam (@unique2routine) March 12, 2023