I can’t speak for the other schools, but when I think about the difference between the two, it’s a lot more obvious than some people would like to believe.
The NCAA says that their regular season is like two seasons of college basketball. You know, if you go to two different schools and play basketball the same exact way for those same four years, that means you’re a lot closer to the top of the league than your peers are to the bottom. The truth is, the NCAA is so bad at recruiting that it’s rare to find a high school basketball player who doesn’t have an old-school coach.
Like the NCAA, the NCAA Basketball Tournament (or some basketball fans call it the NIT) is a yearly tournament that pits teams against each other in an elimination game. Basically, this means you have to be a pretty good basketball player to make it into the playoffs every year. In the past, it was the NCAA that had the power to send players to the NIT.
In 2003, the NCAA instituted a rule that allowed the top four players in a given conference to be eligible for the NIT. The NCAA didn’t want the NIT to be just a popularity contest. But there’s no way to make people who aren’t fans of the NCAA happy. You can only get the “I’m so cool,” “I’m getting this big,” and “I’m so good” chants and responses from the NCAA for so long.
Thats why we’re giving all four of the guys from Kentucky (Kentucky is the only Big 12 basketball team with a women’s basketball team) an automatic bid into the NIT. The Wildcats are one of the best teams in the Big 8 and the Big 12, and their fan base is well-known and their fans are known for their support of each other.
This is why I love this basketball thing. It’s why I am a fan of the NCAA, and basketball is an excellent way to express yourself to the world. The Big 12 basketball conference is so large, it’s a way for many fans to show themselves off, and if you’re a fan of any other conference, you want to show that you’re a fan of something bigger than yourself.
I am a fan of the Big 12, so I was really excited when they announced their schedule. Kentucky will be taking on Baylor in the first round, and I knew that it was going to be a big game for them. The fact that they are the No. 1 team in the Big 12 is huge for them. They are the defending national champions, and I am not sure I have ever seen such a strong team lose to a top-10 team.
The Baylor-Kentucky game is an incredibly tight game, much like the Kentucky-Virginia Tech game, but this time the game is tied at halftime and the score is still out of reach. However, the game can be close, and if neither team gets in the lead, it could be the game of the night (and potentially the game of the decade). Personally, I am extremely excited to see how these two teams play.
This game could go either way. As I mentioned above, this would be the game of the night and possibly the championship of the decade. My personal prediction is that Baylor will come away with the win. As we all know, college basketball is very unpredictable these days.
It’s not the first time Baylor has been in the national title game, but it is the first time they’ve been the underdog. The game could go either way, and either the Game of the Century or a Game of the Year. But at least, unlike last year, there’s still a pretty good chance that Texas will remain undefeated.