College Basketball Bid Thieves:SMU gets the AAC nod

"The American has three teams at the top of the league — Cincinnati, Wichita State and Houston — that are locks for the Dance. They also don’t really have much in the way of a bubble team, unless you Temple is going to be able to make a run to the tournament.

What they do have, however, is SMU. Prior to Shake Milton suffering a broken hand and Jarrey Foster tearing his ACL, the Mustangs looked like a team that might be able to earn a tournament bid. Two weeks before Milton’s injury, he had 34 points in a win at Wichita State. They have not been the same team since, but Milton is the type of talent that could spark a run in a conference tournament. It’s also probably worth mentioning that TULSA, who looks like they will finish fourth in the league, had won six in a row prior to Sunday’s loss at Cincinnati. They haven’t lost a game that wasn’t a roadie against Wichita State or Cincinnati since Jan. 17th."

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SMU isn’t even sure Milton will be back this season.

I think Memphis is the team to watch. They’re playing well lately and showed us last week that they can step up if need be. It’s a long shot, but if I have to pick one, they’d be my pick.


Patrick was it you that said we share refs with SEC and another league? Watchin the OleMissKentucky game before ours on tv: 4 technical fouls in first 6 minutes of the game, 3 on olMiss. And the last one barely even looked like a regular foul. Somethings up with these guys.

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Yep, SEC and ASUN.

I’m watching it too; absolutely ridiculous.

I agree with Memphis. They are playing better lately.

The subjective nature of basketball officiating is horrible. The worst is when the refs change a physical game to calling ticky tack fouls in the last 2 minutes like those 2 minutes are more important than the first 2 minutes of the game.