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Friday, March 03, 2006

Wisdom from the Valley

Finally, a college basketball coach who seems to get it.

It's March. Time to talk about the infamous bubble of the NCAA Tournament. Thankfully, Creighton's Dana Altman gets it.

His Bluejays play in the Missouri Valley Conference -- this season's mid-major media darling league. Some projections have The Valley getting 6 teams into the Big Dance. Five of those would have to be at-large bids. That shouldn't happen.

I'm no BCS conference apologist and five or six Valley teams would be a nice national story, but Altman hit the nail on the head as to why his conference may not be treated as nicely as some of the national experts would have you think.

"I’m not sure we have to go to the Final Four, but we have to have more postseason success," Altman tells The Indianapolis Star. "That would give us more credibility."


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