I did the research on this once...
by ndroman21 (2019-02-07 13:52:03)
Edited on 2019-02-07 13:55:14

In reply to: My worry is that we're setting ourselves up for  posted by combodraw

...and the number of teams who NEVER suffer a year where they miss the tournament is very small and pretty much limited to blueblood programs.

I think UVA/Bennett is a special case, and I wonder about their programs' upside. They've been a consistent 1 or 2 seed for 5 years or so and have 2 Sweet Sixteens and 1 Elite eight to show for it.

I can't imagine the uproar around ND basketball circles if ND had managed to become the first 1 seed to ever lose to a 16 seed. We lost to a 10 as a 2 and twice as a 7 and there were calls for Brey's head for poor tourney performance.