Speaking at Cleveland Cavaliers shootaround on Monday from the United Center, James said he thought they did a “great job” in choosing Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama.
“It is what it is,” James said. “I think the committee, I think they did a great job honestly. Obviously I’m a huge Buckeye fan and we would’ve loved to be in the final four, to be able to compete for a national championship, but there’s never been a two-loss team in the final four, and if you look at the top four teams that made the final four, can you really argue? So we look forward to playing in the Rose Bowl vs. USC.”
While James is correct that no two-loss team has ever made the Playoff (the Buckeyes finished 11-2 after beating the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten championship), his team will actually play USC in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Dec. 29.
Follow USA TODAY Sports' Michael Singer on Twitter @msinger