Maybe it was losing two at home that did them in.
I agree that a team should be penalized for home losses and rewarded for road wins. But that “metric” if used by the committee to detract from SCSU; still doesn’t explain the picks.
Illinois State had two home blowouts against ranked teams. This may explain why they were considered among the last four.
South Dakota State also lost two home games to ranked teams and still managed to nab a seed.
Furman and KSU made it because they’ve been highly ranked all year and maybe because Furman was snubbed last year. I wish the committee would just own that.