|This is the exciting one. In case you forgot.|
|Congrats, USC, you made it to the tournament...feel better?|
If top teams scheduled UTSA and Alabama State in their regular season non-con, that would be described as a "soft" schedule--so why make the rest of us watch them now as some sort of ploy that this is for the national championship? As for the other matchups, does last night's embarrassing 15-turnover, starting lineup foul-out for Southern Cal really enhance the school's image? I'll give credit to Virginia Commonwealth, playing great defense and earning coach Shaka Smart some nice props, but they shouldn't have had to play that first game against a clearly undeserving Southern Cal, whose resume did include a win over Texas--but also a 20-point home loss to Rider, as well as home losses to Oregon and Cal. Not that I'm so sure VCU deserved to be in over some other teams (Colorado and Virginia Tech have some legitimate reasons to be upset), but the line does need to be drawn somewhere. When the NCAA wakes up and realizes that TODAY is the day people are buzzing about, not Tuesday and Wednesday, maybe they'll do the right thing and go back to 64/65 teams.