Really Gene Smith? "Colorado is a good ballclub and there were many good ballclubs (that missed out)," said Gene Smith, NCAA Tournament selection chairman on CBS. He wasn’t specific about the factors that kept Colorado out, other than when the committee looked at the 15 indicators its takes into consideration, the Buffs came up short. Later, on a teleconference with the media, Smith was asked how close Colorado was to getting into the tournament. "Colorado was really close, as were a number of teams. At the end of day, when comparing Colorado to other teams, they didn’t get the votes at the end of the day." When asked about the Buffs’ 6-7 record against teams in the top 50, and three victories against Kansas State, Smith said: "Both were considered. You hit on some criteria, and those were quality wins and great performances for them."