Best MAC team in a long, long time. Maybe back to the Majerus-era Ball State teams? The MAC used to turn out a team every 2-3 years in the 80s and 90s which would make a tournament run to the Sweet Sixteen but this is different. Buffalo should be *expected* to get to that level. So much experience…they have shooters, though they haven’t shot it well this season until tonight against Syracuse in the Carrier Dome. They rebound. They defend. They have tough hombres. Big win on the road tonight and they also beat WVa in Morgantown earlier this year.
At Marquette on Friday and if they win that one, I would think they’ve got a real shot at a 3 or even a 2 seed come March, because I expect they’re going to roll through their league. They were at #12 in NET before tonight’s road win over a high major. Nate Oats is going to have some legit options in the spring.
One more thought…when some folks get to the litany of guys MSU recruited or didn’t recruit and list them out for us, how come Nick Perkins never gets mentioned? Izzo would love him and he was right down the road in Milan, winning a state championship with Latin Davis.