Selection Sunday: Tigers miss out on NCAA Tournament

But Memphis gets No. 1 seed in NIT

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 16, 2021 5:59 PM CT | Published: March 14, 2021 5:42 PM CT

Memphis is just the third team in the past 15 years to finish top three in KenPom.com’s adjusted defensive efficiency metric and not make the NCAA Tournament. Instead, Memphis will participate in the NIT as a No. 1 seed 


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Danielle Lerner

Danielle Lerner

Danielle Lerner covers Tigers basketball for the Daily Memphian. She previously covered college hoops at The Athletic and the Louisville Courier-Journal, where she also wrote about professional soccer, horse racing, college football and, occasionally, tacos.