The nation's winningest team can't find a postseason date.
Belmont didn't receive an invitation to the NCAA or NIT tournaments on Sunday after posting a 26-4 record, tied with Gonzaga for the highest win total in college basketball. Unfortunately for the Bruins, one of those wins did not arrive in the OVC championship game, which they lost to Morehead State.
The Eagles instead earned the conference's automatic bid, leaving the Bruins to sweat a long-shot bid for the NCAA tournament on Sunday. It did not arrive.
But surely 26 wins is good enough to get into the NIT, right? Wrong. The NIT bracket was announced shortly after the NCAA field. Belmont was nowhere to be found. This is when Belmont took notice on the record.