UAB Should Go Dancing
Posted by Ryne E. Hancock on March 13, 2008
Editor’s Note: You can catch this post and tons of other material over at Doc’s personal blog, Southern Girls and Sports.
Recently, I had a discussion with one of my clueless friends on the issue of having UAB in the Big Dance, a place they went to three straight years from 2004-2006, including their shocking upset of Kentucky in 2004.
One of my arguments about this issue is the fact that the Blazers have an RPI of 49, finished second in Conference USA, nearly beat Memphis at home and beat Kentucky in Louisville.
My second point was the fact that, outside of Memphis, the Blazers, which has Robert Vaden and former Raleigh-Egypt standout Lawrence Kinnard, could make a nice run in the Tournament — maybe even making the Sweet Sixteen and changing the perception of Conference USA, which has been nothing more than a one-team league since the 2005-06 season.
And the last point, judging from what happened last year when Central Florida and Southern Miss both won 20 games and didn’t go anywhere, something like that would be a sight to behold in the conference.
That is, if UAB doesn’t screw up in their first game on Thursday.
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