I listened to the SLU vs UAB game on the radio today.
Slu had won 8 in a row.... and UAB had just knocked off Cinci in the Conference USA tournament.
UAB came out of the gate... and blew the SLU team away. But the team played tough the second half... and had a chance to win it. Lost by 1 point.
They've pulled off some good upsets. Louisville, Marquette. Not a good enough record to get into the tournament... (you never know) but maybe enough to get into the NIT. They were the hottest team in the country up till this point.
MIZZOU beat Oklahoma St today.... i believe they were ranked 23rd in the country.
They face 4th ranked Kansas tomorrow. 20-9 i believe.. or 21-9 now.. they should get an at-large bid at least.
St. Louis did have a great stretch run, but if some of the other upsets that have happened end up affecting the automatic bids, SLU might have to settle for the NIT. Texas Tech could really hurt their chances, but I'd like to see the Billikens in the NCAAs. Of course, I'd like to see the Red Raiders get there too.
"You have the right to suffer. You have the right to feel pain. If you wish to have an attorney present, I'll hurt him too!" - The Big Bossman
I'd fall in love with the Knicks again if they got Van Exel... maybe even trade some filler (or even *gasp* Allan Houston) for Artest and Bender. Dump his huge salary, give Bird a guy who can shoot and an heir apparent to the aging Reggie Miller.