February 17, 2007John
For some reason, having a week of no basketball is much worse than the week that occurs between every game in football. I think the real problem is that the media mostly goes silent during the week break in BYU’s basketball.
A recent article in the SL Tribune pretty much summed up the expectations for this season:
Anything less than a Mountain West championship – and probably at least one NCAA Tournament win – will be considered a disappointment for this team, which has won seven consecutive games. At 10-2 (20-6 overall), BYU has a one-game conference lead over Air Force with four games remaining.
With four more games to go, I think that if we win 3 of the 4 then we’ll be dancing. 2 of 4 means we need at least one more win in the MWC tournament.
If we hope to get a win in the NCAA tournament we better hope we go at least 3 and 4 to end the season and either win or make it to the finals of the MWC tournament. Personally, I think the best that BYU can hope for is to go 3 and 4 in the final regular season game and right now I think the tournament is basically a crap shoot. Think of the following:
UNLV at home
Air Force is a ranked Air Force
San Diego State has gotten hot
Colorado State has 2 7 footers
It should be an exciting end to the college basketball season.