Cdizzle wrote:Getting to the finals in St. Louis can involve beating 2 teams of questionable quality. It doesn't mean you suck, but that alone is a tremendously weak argument to be a 'good' team.
2014-2015 - defeated Evansville, #8 Ranked Wichita State http://www.espn.com/ncb/recap/_/gameId/400766594
2012-2013 - defeated Northern Iowa, #15 Ranked Wichita Statehttp://www.espn.com/ncb/recap/_/gameId/320632724
2008-2009 - defeated Evansville, Creighton (26-7)http://www.espn.com/ncb/recap/_/gameId/290660156
2007-2008 - defeated Missouri State, Northern Iowahttp://www.espn.com/ncb/recap/_/gameId/280682287
Can understand your point Cdizzle, but from the Birds history in making runs at these tourneys, we've always played someone pretty good in that 2nd game... You guys twice, while ranked nationally. A very solid Creighton team in 2008-2009. You have to go back to the 2007-2008 Northern Iowa team that was seeded 6th to find a game that wasn't a tough match-up to make your claim correct.
In the state of the current Valley? No, a Saturday win isn't anything to write home about (usually). But when you look back 10 years... there were some pretty good games and competition coming out of those semifinal games.