Anyway its much more difficult to improve an NIT team into national champ than a final four team to national champ. Will be a huge challenge for Coach Cal to make a turnaround next year.
Have yous een the recruiting class Cal has coming in next season? This was probably his weakest recruiting class in a long time and he didn't have holdovers who were big contributors last year. Say someone like Cauley-Stein, Harrow, and Wiltjer are all here next year to go with the stud recruiting class they have coming in...they'll be a legit Final Four threat.
And you keep calling them an NIT team this year despite having no clue how the rest of their season will play out and how much better they'll get.
They essentially have a new team EVERY season. Even if they did end up in the NIT, chances are it won't be an NIT to F4 team. His job will be to take a group of freshman to a F4 team... So the same thing as usual. And with the class Kentucky is bringing in, it was going to be freshman to F4 anyway, regardless of who stays.
Kentucky has a lot of talent but a lot of teams that go deep in the tournament have experienced juniors/seniors that understand the march madness level of play. You can't blame a 17 year old kid for not automatically destroying at the college level. If Nerlens stays, gets experienced and those recruits come in Kentucky will be an issue in the future.
It was a bit depressing to see Roy Williams go over an inbounds play with Jimmy Dykes for a couple of reasons: just how ridiculously talented that team was until the annual UNC injury bug reared it's ugly head, and because it makes me realize even more how much worse and less talented this current team is.
really making sure that I catch all of the big east matchups this year. I never realized how great this conference truely is for basketball now that everyone is leaving next season. I always took the Big East tournament for granted