I think I remember how this works

Good morning. I’m dusting off some stuff in the Tier 4 Studio this morning, cracking my knuckles and flipping through my thesaurus after a much appreciated fortnight away from the occupation. We’re unfettered and unfiltered through the end of the basketball season now, one that picks up this weekend with the start of Big 12 play.

WVU begins with a tricky double on the road against much improved TCU (9-3) Saturday and Tubby Smith-led Texas Tech (8-5) Monday. The Mountaineers (8-5) need, what, no fewer than 10 wins, some of them noisy, the rest of the way to return to the NCAA Tournament? Or is the NIT a more realistic pursuit?

We’ll cover than and the rest of the Big 12 at 9 a.m. on Scoop & Score¬†with Travis Hines of the Ames Tribune, who’ll also decipher Iowa State’s stunning success so far. And with five nights left in the bowl season, we’ll take a look at the winners and the losers of the first 12 days.

3 Responses to “I think I remember how this works”

  1. Karl says:

    “The Mountaineers (8-5) need, what, no fewer than 10 wins, some of them noisy, the rest of the way to return to the NCAA Tournament? ”

    Or win the Big 12 Tournament. You can have zero league wins in the season and still get in that way. Every year, a lesser team sneaks up and takes a conference’s automatic bid. That may be our only hope at this point.

  2. Karl says:

    I’m just so happy to click on this page and not see that Madea thing anymore.

  3. netbros says:

    The bottom half of the Big 12 all look better this year, so even getting 8 wins to secure a winning record for an NIT bid seems dicey. Play hard for 40 minutes in every game and they have a chance.