Bay Area Billiken Posted March 17 Share Posted March 17 On 3/16/2023 at 11:10 AM, cgeldmacher said: West Virginia only played three tough teams in its non-conference schedule (Pitt, Purdue, and Xavier). They won 1 and lost 2. Then they played conference games. The Big 12 as a group, like all conferences, is statistically bound to go .500 as a conference in conference games. Someone wins and someone loses every game. WV went 7-11 in conference. They lost their first five conference games. At this point, no one was looking at them like a tournament team. The rest of the way, in the 7 conference wins, they beat four ranked teams. That's their resume. That's it. It wasn't as if they were dominating during this time. After those first five losses they only went 7-6 the rest of the way. They just happened to beat four ranked teams, because all they seemed to be playing were ranked teams. You're going to get a few of those. Every team is going to win some and lose some in their conference. The problem for us is that when a team like WV inevitably wins a few games in conference, those wins are way, way overblown and the losses are way, way underconsidered. Until this problems is solved by college basketball, teams like WV will continue to get into the tournament over lower conference teams. No team with a sub-.500 conference record should be eligible for an NCAA At Large Bid. Soderball, BIG BILL FAN, dennis_w and 4 others like this Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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