Arkansas basketball team left out of NIT Field

Courtesy: Arkansas media relations

For the sixth consecutive year, the Arkansas basketball team will not play in either the NCAA or the NIT tournaments.

The Hogs were a long shot for an NCAA tournament birth after their early exit in in the SEC tournament earlier this week, and learned officially that they were not included the tourney field of 68 on Sunday evening. Only three SEC teams – Florida, Missouri, and Ole Miss – were included in the NCAA tournament.

They were also left out of the NIT field of 32 released just after 8 p.m. Sunday night. The three SEC teams included in the NIT field were Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama.

The Razorbacks, who finished the season at 19-13 after a loss to Vanderbilt in the SEC tournament on Thursday, have not played a major post season tournament since advancing to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2008.