Quote: 16 teams? if you only had 16 teams, where would all the mid majors go? this isn't college football where you only have 120 schools in division 1. I believe there's over 300 for basketball. no way could you have that few teams in a tournament.
the past 5 years there have been plenty of lower seeds make deep runs in the tournament. the tournament is the best thing going today in sports outside of the super bowl. no way you mess with that. The regular season is just a way for teams to prep for the tournament.
I agree that it makes things more exciting. But it also creates a situation where being the #1 ranked team in the country means absolutely nothing. It's the bad part of the tourney. One and done in such a competitive sport.
We talk about where our team is ranked, or who beats who. But at this point in the year, what does it matter. As long as you're in the tournament, you're basically back at square one.
That's the way that college basketball is set up. You might as well just play to be one of the 60 best teams in the country, and then kick it into high gear during the tournament.
I've come to accept this, I just don't know if it's right. I mean, UConn this year, we aren't looking so good lately. But I bet we have a good chance of making the tourney, and we have the players to make another run. I wouldn't be surprised if we win it all again this season. You all might disagree, but we were losing games like this last year too. We've lost 3 out of our last 4 games to Notre Dame. Lost twice to them last year and once this year, lol.