Now that my angst has cleared (for the most part) I thought maybe we could use clear minds to discuss what good could come from tonight.
-First of all, PSU now gets a game against a likely mid pack Conference USA squad. This certainly isn’t going to be a disasterous effect on RPI.
-Secondly, PSU’s third game will be against Davidson, South Florida, LaSalle, or South Carolina. I dont think any of us would have complained about scheduling either of these teams.
-This leads me to my most practical point. I think tonight has taught us that PSU is capable of being very good but not quite ready for the prime time yet. Therefore, Ive convinced myself that the Tulane game and whomever we get last will be more suitable competition leading up to Big Ten play. None of these teams are bad and perhaps better for our young team to learn against than jumping right in to Miami and South Carolina. Unlike last years Philly tournament where we earned trash competition after the Rhode Island loss, we will get some pretty nice games…