Three teams to the round of 32 and three more opportunities tomorrow. While we finished third in the regular season, I think most of us know we were more deserving of sixth/seventh. It was an unparalleled win streak and that cannot be taken away. We received the lowest NCAA seed from the conference - and deservedly so given the overall resume. I think the biggest thing is that the conference advances its seven (now six) teams. No one will remember or talk about the play-in game next year. They WILL talk about an overrated and overbid league if the remaining six do not make some noise. X came up with a big one today. I like all of the matchups tomorrow and think the BEAST could have Hall, MU, Creighton along with V, X, and BU in the round of 32. Obviously tougher from there, but I think a lot of "water cooler" frustration from Friar fans will be absolved this year assuming we can get 2-4 teams into the Sweet 16. I know that doesn't make last night feel better, but it will continue to fortify our league. In my opinion, this is the year where the BIG EAST can stop acting like Napoleon and start being like General MacArthur. It will help legitimize things like St. John's inevitable dominance next year and our own Friars 5th in a row NCAA apppearance.
"Just leave the chandeliers"--Coach Louie C.