First of all, I haven't been to the online version of Block U for a while (been using it on my phone) and for the life of me I could barely figure out how to view the fan posts! I've been wondering why there aren't very many lately, I guess that's why? Oh, that and maybe fan interest has been dwindling since our football team is on the decline...
Well, here's some news...the basketball team is on the rise! Don't believe me? Come and see for yourself and help show that our fan base isn't as embarrassing as it seems (see football attendance decline when the team stinks; see basketball attendance the last 3 years). I've been writing and commenting on here for the last 2 years about the basketball MUSS in particular. At least so far this year, the basketball MUSS has shown up in quadruple numbers (yes, a whole 50 of them).
Well, anyways, sorry that's much more of a rant than I expected. What I really wanted to post about is this:
Did anybody notice that our basketball team just destroyed Central Michigan? Does anybody care? Well here's the news: CMU is currently ranked 18 in the latest RPI poll. Yes, that means we actually have a win against the top 50! We are actually contributing to the league when this happens too. You see, the NCAA tourney selection committee looks at the league wins against top 50 teams when deciding whether or not to take teams like Washington last year. You know, the same Washington team who won the regular season title and didn't get a tourney bid? That's because the league only had one (ONE) top 50 win in the preseason last year.
Now here's the thing I don't know and maybe somebody can clarify this for me. What if CMU drops out of the top 50 (very likely). Does last night's win still count as a top 50 RPI win?
Anyways, I'm excited and optimistic about this team. They are young and show some talent. Especially the big 3 freshmen (Loveridge, Seymour, and Tucker) and big Bachynski along with the transfers Glen Dean
and Jarred Dubois (and hopefully Aaron Dotson
but we haven't seen him yet). And I think we're going to be happy with Coach K before all is said and done.
Here's to hope!