Still think this is a really good conference top to bottom. In basketball like no other sport the games at the beginning of the season mean less to what the true outcome of a season is going to be. You can see the process the whole way through and see whether individuals grow/stay the same/ or decline. That is the only way to judge a basketball team.
The talent is here in this conference right now. Some of the top coaches in the nation are in this conference. I think by the end of the year people will be saying the same things they were at the beginning of it. These games are mostly a tune-up for what is to come. It’s not to say that these early games don’t matter because they do in the moment but we are not seeing teams now as we will later on.
I think Izzo just might gets his second National Championship this year. The talent is there and he will keep molding till the end result is scary good. Right now he is mixing and matching young talent with old talent but he will get that team to gel eventually. Same thing for a few other teams in this conference. Hopefully us included.
Stumbling out of the gate doesn’t look good I guess but stumbling to the finish line won’t happen and that is really what matters.