Eye of the Hurricane

February 18, 2008

Every little bit helps

Filed under: Uncategorized — jonemoss @ 7:38 pm

For all intents and purposes, it looks as though the ‘Canes men’s basketball team is going to be on the NCAA Tournament “Bubble” for the rest of the season. And when the selection committee stacks teams up against each other, one of the main factors is out-of-conference games, and, more importantly, wins. Miami has a few good wins, the best of which being the road win at Mississippi State. Currently MSU is 1 7-7 overall and 8-2 in the ultracompetitive SEC. Our other marquee out-of-conference win is Virginia Commonwealth. Granted their conference, the Colonial Athletic Association, isn’t what it has been the last few years, but VCU is still in first place at 19-6 overall and have spent time in the “Receiving Votes” category of national polls. Everything that we can put on the tournament resume helps our chances, and even wins over first-place teams in lesser conferences such as Morgan State and Alabama State will count more than most people realize. Now if they could just do something about that ACC record…

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