OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) -- The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament brackets were announced today and the Ole Miss Rebels were among the first four teams left out.
The tournament committee selected 68 teams but announced Louisville, Colorado State, St. Louis and Ole Miss would be Covid-19 alternates.
The NCAA has 48 hours to make a replacement if any team in the tournament had to drop out due to coronavirus related issues.
Ole Miss is listed as the fourth alternate.
They could get back in the tournament if enough teams had to drop out by Tuesday night. The entire 67 game bracket for this years NCAA tournament is being played in Indianapolis, Indiana.
As an alternate, Ole Miss would also get into the NIT should they not make the NCAA tournament..
The National Invitation Tournament will select its field of 16 teams tonight for their tournament in Ft. Worth, Texas this season.
In the past, the NIT selected 32 teams for the post-season tournament, but lowered the number this year due to coronavirus concerns.