Oh conspiracy theories . . . if you find one inconvenient truth, you the blow the whole thing up. I can find at least two truths plus one: Barry was a great coach and good man, and he would never agree such a thing. Gary Andersen is a good coach and good man, and would resign before going along with such a scheme. And how would you ever get 80 Badger players (alpha male, uber competitive guys) to go along with the fix?
Scheduling a team with a decent b-ball history like Wyoming is an improvement over the Savannah States of the last few years. There are things to work on but a good win nonetheless.
B-ball season is over, but the photoshops will continue! Yes!
Does anybody know if any of the b-ball or football team players check with in 11W to see some these now and then?
I see the NIT champ and NIT runnerup in the "also receiving votes." So winning the NIT means you are somewhere around the 31st to 35th best team in the country.
Great game Burke (really). Now stick to your intentions and go to the Association and take Hardaway with you too.
Not that logic or reason matter with this "conference superiority" thing, but if you look over most of the national champs in college BB over the last 20 years, it is great basketball programs who have ruled. It is mostly the Kentucky(s), UNC(s), Duke(s), UConn(s), Kansas(es) with the lion share of the titles. The only later comer to the great program party is Florida. Some of the national champs come from great BB conferences, but Kentucky and Florida do not. There are some great programs with one or less titles in the last 20 years; it is tough to win this thing.
College Football is a different animal and there is no doubt that the Big Ten has been down for about 10 years. The Big Ten is and will be tough in BB for years to come. May be we need the fouls called a bit closer in the regular reason so that foul trouble doesn't kill the top teams come tourney time,
Over here you can put a happy tree, or vapid basketball pundit. It is your painting, your world, you can do whatever want.
"Had the referees not given Aaron Craft a verrry generous whistle on an inbounds play where he didn't have possession of the ball, Arizona could've been ahead by a point going into the last shot. All's well that ends well, I suppose."
I agree that it was a generous, but there has not been much comment yet on how many times Craft was hacked driving to the basket. Uneven officiating is an understatement. Several ticky tack fouls called, and several muggings in which it was just play on.
On the plus side: the Buckeyes played through it. Zeller was getting hacked a lot and not getting most of the calls, but IU looked lost when the inside game was not going to work. The Buckeyes have developed true toughness.