Thursday, March 27, 2014

And then there were none/MAC season recapped

The MAC Men's basketball season ended last night in the quarterfinal of the CIT, as OU held VMI to 92 points but still lost, 92-90 at the Convo.  OU led by 7 at the break but VMI got 19 points in the first 7 minutes of the half to take the lead.  They led by 10 with 3:15 left but OU went on an 7-0 run to get it back to 3.  VMI was 4-4 from the line in the last minute and the eventual 2 point deficit was aided by a buzzer-beating-career-ending trey by Nick Kellogg.

The MAC finished the season the #12 ranked conference based on RPI.  They are essentially indistinguishable from the Missouri Valley, something that was unlikely just a few years ago.  For example, after the 2010-11 season, the MAC was the 20th ranked conference based on RPI.  Furthermore, the average RPI for the MVC is aided by having Wichita State.  The median team in the MVC had an RPI of 154 and in the MAC it was 129.  

Based on median RPI, the MAC is the 10th ranked conference.  In fact, as you can see here, this was the best MAC basketball season in recent memory--since '07-'08.

Anyway, that's all for that.  BG's women's team is still playing and then it is spring football and spring sports until Fall arrives again.

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