I had a little back and forth with Champ on playing stronger OOC and was amazed at Oakland’s OOC. FYI, Oakland is 2-26 vs. ranked opponents, but just knocked off 6th ranked Tennessee, which sort of brings to mind the saying, “if you think you can’t, you’ll be right”. Oakland obviously thinks they can.
I wonder who has a better shot at the tourney, PSU or Oakland, who was 0-4 vs. ranked opponents this year, losing by 2 to MSU. I saw the Purdue game, and it was tight til late. They play OSU in a few days. If anybody can give Sullinger a game, it might be Keith Benson. Playing teams like MSU, Purdue and Tenn, might have him better prepared. Without knowing any of the teams’ ability in their league(the Summit League, as informed by Champ which includes such powers as Oral Roberts) I’d bet they win it. And playing the OOC sked they did, wouldn’t bet they’ll be a one and done either. That coach would have PSU playing UCLA, Texas, Duke, UConn and Syracuse.