To quote Larry
“Where is there doubt about the NCAA tournament? Is there doubt? They are talking about Mississippi State at No. 71. We are 13th in RPI and 48th in strength of schedule. There is no doubt that we are in this tournament. We always get better off of loses. Things work out for a reason. People who say we are not in the tournament, are idiots. They are idiots. They obviously aren’t going by what the NCAA is going by. The criteria is based off of RPI and strength of schedule. You are not allowed to factor anything else in. So, put that in your pipe and smoke it. See what you come up with. Some guy on TV said “I would really be mad if Southern Miss makes it in and South Florida doesn’t.”
“We beat South Florida! The guy didn’t even know that we played them. That is what we are dealing with—some idiots. This (the tournament) is just like the BCS, it is a machine. There aren’t 12 basketball coaches in that room, it is a computer.”
Quote. Of. The. Year.
Did he say that yesterday after they lost in their tournament? I would love to see us play them in a 8/9 match-up, but I know the chances of that are slight.
"The fact that anybody can say anything does not mean that anything anybody says is worth hearing"
So I'm passing some time this afternoon checking out the Bracket Project Matrix, noticing that we are in 80/81 of the published projections. So I check and see which one is leaving us out and it's some blog called Big Underdog. Go to check it out and sure enough, we're out!
The most ridiculous part of it is that two days ago before the Texas game this same guy had us as a #6 seed. So...we lose one game on a neutral court to a likely tournament team and according to this guy we go all the way from a Top 24 seed to being completely out of it. Funniest thing is that we're not even in the Next Four Out or even the Next Six Out.
I'm not getting my panties all up in a bunch just because this one guy has us out, but I thought it was worth posting just so we could all point and laugh.
Probably forgot to put us in. Happens. The committee doesn't make mistakes like that.
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