TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- The NCAA Women's Tournament Selection Committee did not choose Ole Miss or Mississippi State for its field of 64. Both teams were on the bubble entering "Selection Monday," but did not hear their names announced.
Both men's basketball teams were not included in the men's tournament either, but Ole Miss MBB was announced as a 4th alternate. Neither the Ole Miss women nor MSU were named alternates for the women's tournament.
It is the first time since 2015 that the Bulldogs will not be going dancing in the tournament. Ole Miss hasn't been to the NCAA tournament since 2007.
Ole Miss will compete in the WNIT, while Mississippi State declined an invitation to participate.