Started by 75Fan, February 24, 2023, 10:56:42 AM
Quote from: smidge34 on March 07, 2023, 08:51:04 AMWe have had several teams in recent history better than anybody in the MVC while in the OVC. How on earth we could regress to "middle of the pack in the MVC" after the move doesn't make much sense. That's why you're seeing the pushback to your point.
Quote from: evvracerfan on March 06, 2023, 07:28:26 PMQuote from: wkeown on March 06, 2023, 04:29:43 PMAll I know is that as a representative of the OVC, Murray has gone to the tourney as a 5 and a 7 seed in the past. So it wasn't that the OVC was holding us back. That OVC no longer exists. If you think we're getting a 5 or 7 seed - even with one of our historically best teams - playing in a league where the next best program is ranked in the mid to upper 200's - you're kidding yourself. The top half of the OVC left and was replaced by 2 Division 2 move up programs and a bottom feeder D1 program. Staying in the OVC was no longer an option once EKU, JSU, Peay and Belmont left - it's a crappy league that is destined to never get a seed above 15 ever again. Only one 16 seed has ever won a game, and only a handful of #15 seeds have ever won a game. Belmont and Murray gave the OVC a veneer of respectability, but the mid-level core of the league was lost when those other programs left. Now the former bottom feeders (SIUE, TN Tech, TN State, UTM, EIU, etc.) are the new core of the league, and most of those programs are committed to NOT improving their facilities or programs. No thanks.
Quote from: wkeown on March 06, 2023, 04:29:43 PMAll I know is that as a representative of the OVC, Murray has gone to the tourney as a 5 and a 7 seed in the past. So it wasn't that the OVC was holding us back.