Well long suffering Billiken fans, another slap in the face. As we all lament the injustice, I hope the team uses this as motivation for next year. Every work out, every pick up game , every practiced shot should be executed with the idea that they will never be slighted again. This group has more fortitude than many of the teams we have watched over the years. I fully expect this group to use this as motivation to shed itself from the losing culture that at times has been asociated with the program. I believe this group will come in next year and wreck havoc in the A10 after a stunning preconference record. The only way to overcome the small minds of NIT committee is to by pass them and go straight to the real tournament.
With all that said, I hope the progress in attendance witnessed in the latter part of the season continues. I hope students jump on the bandwagon early, I hope those closet college basketball fans come out and enjoy a great venue in the Chaif, I hope the buzz that was generated in the last few weeks continues to grow and gets Billiken fans and the city all jacked up. We need to fill the gym every game. I hope every team we play just hates to come to our house.
We might be down, but the program is headed in the right direction!!! Look out college basketball, the Bills will be back -with a vengeance.