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With all the hype about Alford's great Mountain West powerhouse basketball team, they couldn't even beat Harvard tonight in their first game.
I love seeing the underdog win one!
How did the Mountain West have such great RPIs?
In the spirit of March Madness (and other motivators), I rather enjoyed watching that game.
Alford is back to his old post-game quotes: "We can't shoot it for them."
UNM had some early wins against Uconn and Cincy, when both were ranked...partial explanation of the RPI question.... way too much emphasis on November basketball come March, methinks.
The MWC had such a high conference RPI because they played a combined 14 non-D1 schools this year. Non-D1 schools don't count toward a team's RPI, so the MWC had an artificially inflated SOS.
Harvard had lost their top 2 players before the season started, according to the announcers. Nobody gave Harvard a chance against NM.
I love when there is a Cinderella in the tourney.
I kinda felt sorry for Montana last night against Syracuse. They were the Big Sky champs!
This is just another piece of evidence that STRONGLY indicates that
Iowa should have been in the tournament.
New Mexico is about an 8th place team in the Big Ten.
Right after Harvard, at 7.
'Texan by birth, Hawkeye by the Grace of God'
I hate to gloat, but I will anyway. I had Harvard picked as a #14 seed upset over #3 UNM. As Yogi Berra would have said, it's deva vu all over again. Only now, Iowa fans can laugh.
I could care less about Stevie anymore, but I'm really happy for all those Lobo fans. They are such trash.
And they still have never been to a Sweet 16.
One of the talking heads on ESPN was interviewing 'Boy Wonder', just prior to the start of the tourney.
They asked him which would you rather, 'Win the NIT or lose the first round of NCAA'?
Of course, Stevie avoided the question, however it turned out to be quite the prophetic line of questioning.
I wonder what Iowa fans would rather..................
Well, they didn't pose the question to us.
We're not at 'Boy Wonder's' level, just yet.
(ALTHOUGH, the Sagarin rankings thru March 24, have IOWA ranked above
Boy Wonder's lobos)
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