Just sitting here curious about Fairleigh Dickinson and how they got to the NCAA Tournament. They finished
second in the Northeast Conference and lost in the conference tournament by one point to Merrimac College
who won the regular season and the tournament.
BUT....Merrimac College is in the fourth year of a four year transition from Div. II to Div. I, and therefore can NOT compete in the NCAA tournament until next year. So, Fairleigh Dickinson got the bid, and then had to beat Texas Southern in a play-in game to make it to the first round of the tournament.....where they upset Purdue, one of the
four #1 seeds !!! Unbelievable.....!!!!