By virtue of the new format of the selection show and the alphabet, Arizona State didn’t have to wait long to learn its fate – and go for a dip in the pool.
The Sun Devils found themselves on the right side of the cut line on Selection Sunday as they earned a bid despite a late-season swoon.
Bobby Hurley’s team celebrated by all jumping into a pool.
The Sun Devils weren’t the only ones celebrating their inclusion in the field of 68, however. Over in Rhode Island, Rams coach and Bobby’s brother, Dan Hurley, gave a few wild fists pumps before being overcome by emotion.
It had to be as big of moment for Dan as it was Bobby as Rhode Island’s loss to Davidson in the Atlantic 10 title game made the Wildcats bid thieves – with the thought being Arizona State could be the victim.
Instead, there are two Hurleys in the Big Dance. And two great celebrations.