* JUMPING FOR JOY: Teams happy to get at-large bids included:
-- Arizona State was 2-6-1 in the Pac-10 but got an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament;
-- Connecticut is back in the NCAA field following a one-year hiatus. The Huskies got in despite losing in the first round of the Big East Tournament;
-- Duke got in with an 8-8-4 record, the bare minimum record to be eligible for consideration;
-- Michigan State is the lowest ranked team (No. 56) in last week's RPI Index to get a bid.
* UNHAPPY CAMPERS: Teams disappointed not to get a shout-out on the ESPN News selection show included:
-- Colorado College is the highest ranked team (No. 32) in last week's RPI Index not to get a bid;
-- Missouri was the Big 12 regular-season champion;
-- Charlotte had a 14-game unbeaten streak snapped when it lost to Dayton in the Atlantic-10 final;
-- Minnesota finished tied for third in the Big 10 and 12-5-3 overall.
* FIRST-TIMERS: Nine teams are making their first appearance in the NCAA tournament: