If postseason invitations are the measure of a league’s national reputation, the Big Sky Conference earned no respect on Monday evening.
Idaho, the Big Sky Tournament champion, received a No. 16 seed and will face No. 1 Baylor. The Vandals had an RPI of 123 and 24 wins to their credit yet will face a team that has qualified for six Elite Eights and three Final Fours in Kim Mulkey’s 17 seasons at the helm. The Bears are the seven-time reigning Big XII champions and the No. 4 overall team in the country in the latest AP poll, meaning Idaho essentially received the fourth-lowest field in the 64-team field.
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