Buzz Williams speaks to Penn State being better than a 10-seed, Aggies being under-seeded
Buzz Williams discussed the end of the season for Texas A&M.
Texas A&M fell to Penn State, 76-59, in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Williams was not pleased with his program’s seeding in the tournament. Williams thought Texas A&M deserved to receive a better seeding than No. 7.
“I don’t think in my career — I haven’t looked it up so if I’m speaking out of turn it’s not my intent. That was our ninth time in the tournament. I don’t think that we’ve ever been a 7, so we’ve never played a 10 and I know I mentioned it on Sunday night and Monday morning, I think our body of work, you could argue maybe should have been better than a 7, but, you know, once you let that go and you begin to prepare for the game, some of the seeding stuff goes away.”
Williams was impressed with Penn State’s performance and believed that the Aggies saw the best version of the Nittany Lions.
“I thought Penn State was terrific. They deserve all of the credit. Does that mean that they’re better than a 10 seed? That’s hard for me to know because I’ve just studied them. They have won 8 out of their last 10. I think they won three in a row on the road. They won four out of five to close down the regular season, three of those were on the road and they won three out of four in Indianapolis playing at a really high level and I would say tonight, I don’t want to speak for Coach, I would say tonight was the best they’ve played in that ten-game stretch.”
Texas A&M finished the season with a 25-10 record.
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Why is he still talking about seeding? His team just got their rears handed to them by a 10 seed. Not a good look.
He said like one sentence. Good lord. You’ll be okay. And he has every right to. There is some corrupt cronyism going on in the NCAA selection committee.
I think he lost his “right” to complain about A&Ms seeding when his team got boat raced by a 10 seed.
Oof… way too soon for an Auburn fan to be criticizing anyone for being boat-raced by Penn State.
Ouch. Wrong sport though.
He is responding to a question about seeding, you dumb@$$….
The reporter asked the question. He answered. And pretty clearly states that is doesn’t matter after the game starts. Hats off to Penn State they played great.
I was really hoping for an A&M – Texas match-up.
Glass half full take: I would have had the pleasure of seeing a Texas team eliminated.
Glass half empty take: I would have had the displeasure of seeing a Texas team advance.
I guess I’m glad one of them was eliminated in the first round. I’ll take it.
Buzz, your team just got drilled by a 10 seed and you are still whining about the seed you were given? Give it a rest. Your team overachieved down the stretch and came crashing down in blowout fashion.
Where was he whining?
You do realize the quotes are taken in the context of questions asked by reporters, dumb@$$? He was asked a question about seeding. He said while we may have been under seeded, that goes away once the game tips and gave credit where credit was due. Tough to win games in March when you don’t shoot very well outside of one or two guys.
Stupidly abounds!! Just sit home and watch!!
Reply to wrong person….sorry
I’d rather have a team that overachieved and came crashing down than a team full of murderers and those trying to cover up said murder participation. Wrong place, wrong time I suppose.
According to analytics Utah State was under seeded, but as we’re finding out more and more each year the KenPom and NET’s of the world are practically useless. Many analytical sites projected Utah State, Illinois, and Boise as prime under-seeded winners. They all lost.
Seeding? The tournament’s not about participation trophies. To be the best, you have to play and beat the best. And the Aggies clearly weren’t as good as Penn State.
And before anybody feels the need to pile on – we weren’t good enough to be invited to any party. Hopefully, that will change in the future.
Good lord y’all are all quite possibly retarded. This quote was made in response to a question about seeding.