Monday, March 24, 2014

2014-15 Preview: One-Bid Conferences, Part I

Southland Conference

It was a successful season for the Southland, if for no reason other than that it got a real NCAA Tournament victory (as opposed to a 16/16 win, which I don't think most conferences are particularly impressed with). Certainly VCU's late game collapse, and a mysterious foul on that Desmond Haymon four-point play, were big contributors to the upset win, but it's still a great, program-defining victory for the Lumberjacks. In fact, two other teams in the Southland won postseason games, though in smaller tournaments. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi beat Northern Colorado in the CIT before falling to Pacific, and Sam Houston State beat Alabama State in the same tournament before falling to San Diego.

Let's start with that Stephen F. Austin team that dominated the league with a perfect 18-0 record (and an outstanding +0.22 PPP efficiency margin in conference play to go with it). How much do they lose? Two senior starters, led by Desmond Haymon (14.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.9 apg), as well as sixth man DeShaunt Walker (11.7 ppg, 51.3 eFG%). They return starting point guard Trey Pinkney (3.0 ppg, 3.5 apg) and starting "center" (despite being only 6'6") Jacob Parker (14.2 ppg, 56.3 eFG%, 7.1 rpg). The fact that Stephen F. Austin was one of the shortest teams in the country was a problem once they ran into UCLA in the NCAA Tournament, though they do have some options for next season. 6'9" Tanner Clayton (2.9 ppg and 3.4 rpg in only 14.1 mpg) was useful off the bench after joining the team from a junior college a year ago, and he'll be back. They also add a new 6'6" Juco transfer in Clide Geffrard. So while Stephen F. Austin might not be quite as good, they'll definitely be in contention for a repeat title.

Trying to pick the second best team in the Southland this past season isn't totally obvious, but I guess we'll have to go with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. They didn't finish second highest rated in Sagarin or Pomeroy, but they were second in efficiency margin in conference play. That was due to significantly improved play over the course of the season, as their Pomeroy rating climbed over 100 places from New Year's Day to the end of the season. The big change was on the defensive side of the ball, where a defense that was getting roasted all throughout conference play ended up finishing second in the Southland with only 0.98 PPP allowed. And they should be even better next season. They lose a pair of starters, including leading rebounder Zane Knowles (7.0 ppg, 7.6 rpg), but they do return leading scorer John Jordan (14.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 5.3 apg). They also have a nice core of freshmen and sophomores, including Rashawn Thomas (10.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.3 bpg) on the inside and Jake Kocher (5.7 ppg and 1.4 spg in only 17.2 mpg) on the outside. Also look for better play out of 6'6" Jeff Beverly, who was their top 2013 recruit, and Brandon Pye, who was 36-for-70 behind the arc.

According to the computers, the second best team in the league was Sam Houston State. They lose only one starter to graduation (James Thomas - 8.6 ppg, 3.7 rpg), though they also lose sixth man Terrance Motley (8.5 ppg, 53.9 eFG%, 4.3 rpg). They return leading scorer Jabari Peters (12.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 4.2 apg) and sharpshooter Paul Baxter (9.1 ppg, 41.7 3P%, 58.8 eFG%), as well as leading rebounder Michael Holyfield (6.5 ppg, 63.8 FG%, 6.7 rpg, 1.7 bpg). They don't have any significant transfers or recruits coming in, but it's reasonable to expect that the natural progression of these young players should make the team even better next season.

The one other Southland team near the top of the conference was Northwestern State, who were the only other team eligible for next year's Southland tournament to finish with a positive efficiency margin in conference play (Oral Roberts also did but is heading back to the Summit next season, and Incarnate Word achieved the same feat but is postseason ineligible as they transition to Division I). Northwestern State is going through a year of transition, though, losing do-everything star DeQuan Hicks (15.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.4 spg) and two other starters. The offense will be turned over to Jalan West (19.4 ppg, 40.4 3P%, 6.4 apg, 2.5 spg) and to rising-sophomore Zikiteran Woodley (13.9 ppg, 63.8 eFG%, 4.6 rpg). Their top incoming recruit is 6'11" Reggie Kissoonial.

It's a long way back to the rest of the conference, and so I think it's reasonable to project that next year's champion will come from these top four teams. Like I said, I think Northwestern State is in a year of transition, so that narrows it down to Stephen F. Austin, Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Sam Houston State. Certainly I don't think you can go wrong with any of those three teams, but I don't see how I can go against Stephen F. Austin. They have serious losses, but not significantly worse than their top competitors, and the gap between them and the field was pretty significant this past season. It will take a significant improvement from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi or Sam Houston State to catch them. The safest pick is Stephen F. Austin.

Southwestern Athletic Conference

It's been a rough.... many years for SWAC basketball. It's been the worst conference in college basketball for years, and an automatic entrant into the 16/16 play-in games. But this year they reached a new low by turning their conference tournament into a farce due to the fact that four of the ten teams were ineligible for the postseason. They elected to go with a tournament where ineligible teams could play, and the team that got furthest would earn the auto bid. This not only made things wildly unfair for the teams on Southern's side of the bracket (since Southern was far and away the best team but was also ineligible for the postseason) but also created the insane possibility of the title game being played by ineligible teams, and the auto bid going to whichever of the two semifinal losers was seeded higher. That would have been wildly embarrassing. Luckily for the league, the ineligible teams went down early, and Texas Southern won the auto bid on the court in the SWAC title game, led by SWAC Player of the Year Aaric Murray. The SWAC postseason went the way you'd expect, with Texas Southern losing by 12 to Cal Poly in the 16/16 play-in game and with Alabama State being smoked by Sam Houston State in the CIT.

Let's start with that Texas Southern team, since they were the league's NCAA Tournament representative, after all. It's going to be an uphill battle to get back, though. Of their eight man rotation, six were seniors, including star Aaric Murray, who led the team in points (21.6 per game), rebounds (7.5 per game) and blocks (2.5 per game). Their top returner is starting point guard Madarius Gibbs (9.1 ppg, 5.2 apg, 54.9 eFG%). The other returner from the regular rotation is Jose Rodriguez (11.4 ppg, 5.7 rpg). After that, this roster is really hard to figure out. Mike Davis has had a slew of Juco players and transfers coming in and out, but there aren't any signed for next year who seem particularly impressive. So at this point, I don't see how I can project Texas Southern to repeat.

It's not a certainty that Southern will be eligible again for next season, as it's related to academic issues that they still need to fully resolve, but for the sake of this preview we'll assume that they will get this straightened out by next March. And Southern certainly was the best team in the conference during the season, by a wide margin. Southern had a dominant +0.14 PPP in conference play, including a very impressive 0.86 PPP allowed on defense. Their defense ranked 68th in the nation in Pomeroy, which makes it the only SWAC offense or defense ranked anywhere near the Top 100. They do lose three starters to graduation, led by Malcolm Miller (12.7 ppg, 39.0 3P%, 5.2 rpg). But they do return their leading scorer (Calvin Godfrey - 13.1 per game) and starting point guard Trelun Banks (8.7 ppg, 3.3 apg). Their key incoming player is a transfer: 6'10" Keith Davis from Texas A&M. He never scored much (1.1 ppg over 11.2 mpg in three seasons), but he's an athletic big body who should be one of the more athletic players in the conference. They have a few Jucos and high school recruits coming in, led by 6'9" high schooler Damontre McFarland. Southern probably ends up returning more than any other team in the SWAC, so they'll obviously be in contention for the title again next season.

Once Southern was announced as ineligible for the postseason, the top contender to Texas Southern in the SWAC was Alabama State.  They weren't quite as good as their record (8-3 in conference games decided by six points or less or in overtime), but they were also the youngest team in the conference, without a single senior on the entire roster. Their most important player is point guard Jamel Waters (14.1 ppg, 6.1 apg), but their most important skill is offensive rebounding, where they led the conference. Maurice Strong and Luther Page both averaged well over two offensive rebounds per game. To reach the next level next season, they're going to have to improve defensively, and they're going to need a shooter to help spread the floor (they were a putrid 28.0% behind the arc for the season).

Jackson State is a team to keep an eye on for next season. They were better than their 7-11 record in conference play (only outscored by 0.01 PPP), and they return three of their five starters. They lose their leading rebounder Brandon West (12.8 ppg, 9.7 rpg), though who based on this incident seems like a bit of a knucklehead. They lose leading scorer Julysses Nobles (15.6 ppg), but he was more of a volume scorer than anything (29.8 3P%, 43.2 eFG%). They have a nice inside-outside combo for the future in Javeres Brent (8.9 ppg, 34.8 3P%) and 6'8" Treshawn Bolden (5.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg), both of whom were freshmen his past season. Jackson State also adds Raeford Worsham, who averaged 6.4 points per game as a freshman with Arkansas State in 2012-13, and who will be eligible to play in games after the fall semester ends. They might not win the SWAC next season, but they should be in contention for the next few seasons with that core.

The only other SWAC team that was in the Top 300 of either the Pomeroy or Sagarin PREDICTOR ratings was Alabama A&M, but their starting lineup was made of five seniors, so it's hard to see them not taking a step back. If there's one sleeper it's an Arkansas-Pine Bluff team that loses only one senior from their rotation and might potentially start four seniors next season. They have a very good scorer by SWAC standards in Marcel Mosley (13.6 ppg, 2.6 apg, 37.6 3P%, 52.2 eFG%), who unfortunately missed the SWAC tournament with a broken jaw. That wasn't the only injury Arkansas-Pine Bluff dealt with, including a torn ACL for DeAndre McIntyre (5.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg). If they can get healthy next season, they can contend.

In the end, Southern and Alabama State look to be the most talented teams in the SWAC for next season, with Jackson State the best of the rest. There doesn't look to be the type of, uh, "dominant" team that might actually be able to avoid a 16/16 play-in game in the NCAA Tournament, but maybe the SWAC can at least put on a conference tournament that isn't a farce. In the end, I like how young this Alabama State team is in a league with so many teams losing so much. They're going to have to play better defensively, but if they do then they will have the edge on a Southern team that has to replace several key players. In my opinion, Alabama State is the pick.

Summit League

It feels like North Dakota State and South Dakota State have taken turns putting together really strong, senior-laden teams in the Summit League over the past few seasons. This past season it was North Dakota State that dominated the league by 0.16 PPP in conference play, beating Notre Dame, Delaware and Towson (and nearly beating Southern Miss) en route to a 12 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Once there they took down 5 seed Oklahoma, and then played very competitively against 4 seed San Diego State (the final score is not indicative of how close that game was for most of the second half). The only other teams in the league to win a postseason game were IPFW and Nebraska-Omaha, who both won did their damage in the CIT. The league does get stronger with the return of Oral Roberts, however.

Let's begin with that North Dakota State team that impressed so much all season long. They're going to have a lot of turnover, as star Taylor Braun (17.6 ppg, 39.6 3P%, 5.5 rpg, 3.8 apg) graduates, as well as Marshall Bjorklund (13.2 ppg, 62.9 FG%, 4.2 rpg) and TrayVonn Wright (11.4 ppg, 54.9 eFG%, 5.2 rpg, 1.7 bpg). But don't think this Bisons team is going away. They return a pair of starters (Kory Brown and Lawrence Alexander), and have a couple of talented young players ready to grow into bigger roles in Carlin Dupree (3.0 ppg in only 7.8 mpg) and 6'8" Chris Kading (2.7 ppg and 2.6 rpg in only 15.5 mpg). They also have new talented players coming in. 6'6" AJ Jacobson, who was a North Dakota Mr. Basketball, took a redshirt season and will still have four years of eligibility left. They also have a full recruiting class coming in, though none are getting a lot of hype. The Bison will have to take a step back next season, but they won't be going away as long as Saul Phillips is there.

Like their rivals, South Dakota State loses three starters, including star Jordan Dykstra, who led the team in points (16.0 per game) and rebounds (7.6 per game) while also hitting 40.2% of his threes. A key returner is Jake Bittle (8.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.8 spg), who missed most of non-conference play but who made the team much better after his return. Their best player next year will probably be 6'9" rising-senior Cody Larson (13.1 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.1 bpg). A young player to look to improve in extended minutes is 6'2" Anders Broman, who had 3.9 ppg and 1.0 apg in only 14.3 mpg as a true freshman. Their top incoming recruit is 6'9" Ian Theisen. They didn't have a real point guard on the roster, but they add one in Wisconsin transfer George Marshall, who averaged 4.1 ppg and 1.0 apg as a freshman in 2012-13.

Despite South Dakota State rating as the second best team in the conference, the 2 seed in the Summit tournament actually went (via tiebreaker) to IPFW. The Mastodons (the most underrated team nickname in college basketball) succeeded with some very nice shooting. They hit 38.4% of their threes, and their 55.3 eFG% as a team was 10th best in the nation. They do lose three players from their regular eight man rotation: their leading scorer (Luis Jacobo - 15.2 per game), their starting point guard (Pierre Bland - 4.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game) and maybe their best all-around shooter (Michael Kibiloski - 40.6 3P%, 60.1 eFG%). They do return a really nice front court pair of 6'9" Steve Forbes (12.1 ppg and 5.3 rpg) and 6'7" Joe Reed (7.8 ppg and 5.2 rpg), as well as a superb young scorer in Mo Evans (9.4 ppg, 43.7 3P%, 59.0 eFG% and 1.3 spg as a true freshman). They also add 6'3" Max Landis, who averaged 8.6 ppg and 1.4 apg over two seasons at Gardner Webb. They should be a very similar team again next season, and in the mix once again.

Denver was unlucky to finish in the standings where they did (their +0.07 PPP in conference play was better than IPFW's +0.03 PPP), and they only lose one senior from their regular rotation, but it's star Chris Udofia (12.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.5 spg, 2.3 bpg). Still, they return a whole slew of nice outside shooters, led by Brett Olson (14.5 ppg, 43.9 3P%, 90.2 FT%). They also have a nice do-everything player in rising-senior Cam Griffin (8.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.4 spg). They also should get back 6'5" forward Dorian Butler from their 2013 recruiting class, who I believe took a redshirt year (though I can't find confirmation on that). Their top recruit appears to be 6'3" Jake Pemberton.

Oral Roberts is in a bit of a transition year, and not just because they're changing conferences. They lose star Shawn Glover (21.3 ppg, 52.0 eFG%, 5.8 rpg, 1.6 bpg), but their seven top minute earners after him were either freshmen or sophomores. The best of that bunch from this past season was Korey Billbury (15.3 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.5 apg). They need more size, but 6'9" recruit AJ Owens should help with that. Oral Roberts might not win the Summit title next season, but they're going to be in the mix for the foreseeable future.

Nebraska-Omaha played really well in their first season in the Summit, but they're not eligible to play in the postseason for a couple more seasons. And that might seem confusing, since they played in the CIT this season, but the CBI and CIT are not technically run in the NCAA, and thus don't count. But Nebraska-Omaha cannot play in the Summit tournament or the NCAA Tournament or NIT until they complete their transition to Division I.

The Summit is a fun league to watch. The league was among the top four leagues in the entire nation in 2P%, 3P%, FT%, eFG% and overall offensive efficiency in conference play. Lots of players can score, and there are a lot of good coaches. I don't think anybody from this league is going to challenge for an at-large bid next season, but there are a whole bunch of teams that can earn a 12 or 13 seed and win a game or two in the NCAA Tournament. In my opinion, North Dakota State is probably going to be in a bit too much of a rebuilding mode to repeat. South Dakota State is going through rebuilding of their own, though they could be better next season. IPFW is a concern because they clearly weren't as good as their record last season. And I think Oral Roberts will still be a year away from having a conference-winning core. In my opinion, the favorite is a Denver team that was a lot better than their record and that returns almost everybody. Plus, their high altitude gives them a great homecourt advantage. In my opinion, Denver is the pick.

 Sun Belt Conference

The story in the Sun Belt this past season was Georgia State dominating the league. They finished five games clear of second place... and second placed Western Kentucky is off to Conference USA. But it was the third placed team, Louisiana-Lafayette, who stunned Georgia State in overtime of the Sun Belt title game and who were able to make a respectable go of it against Creighton in the NCAA Tournament Round of 64. Georgia State's consolation was the NIT, where they went out in the opening round to Clemson.

The good news for Georgia State is that Ryan Harrow, who seems like he's been around forever, has one more year of eligibility left. He was second on the team in points (17.8 per game) and assists (4.2 per game). They do lose their best outside shooter (Manny Atkins - 14.4 ppg, 43.3 3P%) and their leader in assists (Devonta White - 11.6 ppg, 4.3 apg), but the rest of the regular rotation returns, led by 6'9" Curtis Washington (7.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg) and leading-scorer RJ Hunter (18.3 ppg, 39.7 3P%, 56.1 eFG%). A young player likely to see expanded minutes is 6'6" Markus Crider (3.0 ppg and 3.5 rpg in 17.1 mpg). Their offense might not be quite as fearsome next season without a guy like Atkins (they scored 1.15 PPP in conference play), but they should be a contender to repeat their regular season title.

Louisiana-Lafayette finished the season very strong. After a 12-9 start to the season (including 3-5 in conference play), they won 11 of their final 13 games head into Selection Sunday. Their success was built around the scoring of Elfrid Payton (19.2 ppg, 8.8 FTAs per game, 6.0 rpg, 5.9 apg, 2.3 apg) and 6'9" Shawn Long inside (18.6 ppg, 53.1 eFG%, 10.4 rpg, 2.7 bpg), and those two players return, though they do lose a pair of starters, led by Bryant Mbamalu (12.3 ppg, 37.1 3P%, 4.3 rpg). They do return a very efficient scorer in Xavian Rimmer (8.8 ppg, 44.4 3P%, 58.6 eFG%), and should get back Kasey Shepherd (8.2 ppg, 51.2 3P%, 66.5 eFG%), who was lost for the season in late January with a torn meniscus. With a relatively thin bench, the Ragin' Cajuns will need to find some talent from their incoming recruiting class, but their starting lineup should be as good as any team in the conference.

The only other Sun Belt team (not including departing Western Kentucky) to finish in the Top 200 of Pomeroy or Sagarin PREDICTOR was Arkansas State, but their five top minute earners were all seniors, so they'll inevitably take a step back. But in a year where the Sun Belt was clearly down, there just weren't any other teams really in the class of Georgia State or Louisiana-Lafayette. Is there a sleeper that can make a run to the top next season? Honestly... not really. Even South Alabama's Pomeroy experience rating in the graph above is deceptive. The Jaguars lose two starters, including star Augustine Rubit (17.0 ppg and 9.4 rpg), but grade as young because six of the eleven players who earned at least six minutes per game were freshmen. They might be good in a couple of years, but it seems awfully unlikely that they'll be at the level of Georgia State or Louisiana-Lafayette next season.

So to me, the Sun Belt is going to be a fairly straightforward battle next year between Georgia State and Louisiana-Lafayette. Georgia State was better this past season, but Louisiana-Lafayette finished the season looking a lot better, and they return more of their lineup. They even get back a key player who missed the stretch run with injury. So while Georgia State might end up being the media's preseason favorite, I'm going to give the narrow edge to Louisiana-Lafayette.

Western Athletic Conference

Enough requiems for the Big East. We need one for the WAC, which has been harmed by realignment more than any other league. They were absolutely gutted. There were as many teams in the 2013-14 WAC that were also in the 2012-13 WAC as were in the 2012-13 Great West conference. We entered the season believing New Mexico State was the only team that wasn't terrible, and while Utah Valley wildly exceeded expectations (and actually stole the 1 seed in the WAC tourney with some luck in close games and a tiebreaker), the gap between New Mexico State and the rest of the league was still larger than the gap between the best and second best team in any other league (at least according to the Pomeroy ratings). The efficiency margins validated the computers, with New Mexico State dominating the league by 0.21 PPP, while Utah Valley only outscored competition by 0.06 PPP. How did they end up tied in the standings? New Mexico State went 1-4 in games decided by six points or less, while Utah Valley went 5-0.

In the end, New Mexico State took care of business in the WAC tournament and took San Diego State into overtime in the NCAA Tournament. Utah Valley earned the auto bid to the NIT, where they were easily dispatched by California in the opening round. No other team in the WAC played in a postseason tournament. So the question heading forward is twofold. First, can New Mexico State keep up or improve on their quality of play so that the league can continue to earn respectable NCAA Tournament seeds and have a real shot to win games? Second, can any other team get anywhere close to the Top 100 in the computers and have a real chance to make this more than a one-team league.

Let's start with New Mexico State and their gigantic front line. Of their three huge big men (all 6'10" or larger), one graduates: Renaldo Dixon (8.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg). They also lose their best outside shooter (Kevin Aronis - 7.6 ppg, 43.7 3P%, 61.5 eFG%). But they return four of five starters, including 7'5" Sim Bhullar (10.4 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 3.4 bpg) and 6'10" Tshilidzi Nephawe (11.1 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.4 bpg) and leading scorer Daniel Mullings (16.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.9 bpg). One big question mark is KC Ross-Miller (8.3 ppg, 52.1 eFG%, 3.5 apg), who missed the WAC and NCAA tournaments with a team suspension. It remains to be seen if he will be able to return to the team next season. One key player to keep an eye on is Ian Baker, who missed the first half of the season while waiting to become eligible but finished his freshman season very strong (3.9 ppg and 1.1 apg in only 14.3 mpg). By the way, you think the WAC is sick of Sim Bhullar already? Well he has a younger brother - 7'3" Tanveer Bhullar, who should play for New Mexico State next season. I wouldn't expect to see those two on the court at the same time, but between the two of them opponents should be dealing with overwhelming size for almost all 40 minutes of the game. In other words, I don't think New Mexico State is going anywhere. They might be even better next season.

What about that surprising Utah Valley team? They weren't anywhere close to as good as New Mexico State, but they did sneak into the Top 200 of the Pomeroy ratings by the end of the season, which is very impressive considering their preseason expectations. Is there reason to believe that this is a sign for future success? Unfortunately, I don't think so. Dick Hunsaker has been in charge of Utah Valley for over a decade, and there's no clear upward trend. And even inside their team stats (aside from things like the luck in close games), their peripherals point toward "fluke season". For example, they were 5th in the nation in FT% defense, and they led the WAC in 3P% defense despite only being 4th in 3PA/FGA defense. Throw in the fact that they lose three starters, including their leading scorer and assist man (Holton Hunsaker - 14.2 ppg and 4.2 apg) and their leading rebounder (Ben Aird - 11.8 ppg, 8.3 rpg), and it's hard to see how Utah Valley closes the gap with New Mexico State next season.

Who else can compete with New Mexico State? Well, the computers have Cal State Bakersfield and Grand Canyon as the next best teams, though Grand Canyon is ineligible for the postseason as they transition to DI and Cal State Bakersfield loses three starters, including do-everything star Isaiah Grayson (17.0 ppg, 49.7 3P%, 61.3 eFG%, 3.9 apg, 1.4 spg). I guess if I had to pick the most likely team to challenge Utah Valley for second place I'd take Seattle. They lose a pair of starters, but have one more year of star Isiah Umipig (19.5 ppg, 3.6 apg). They also return their leading rebounder, 6'11" Jack Crook (5.1 ppg, 6.0 rpg). They also should get two key players back from injury: Deshaun Sunderhaus (10.6 ppg, 57.7 FG%, 6.2 rpg, 1.3 bpg) should return after missing the second half of the season with a torn ACL, while Emerson Murray (6.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.7 apg) should return after missing close to half the season due to injury. They also add a point guard in Manroop Clair, who averaged 2.4 points and 1.2 assists in 11.5 minutes per game as a freshman at Hawaii.

But while Seattle might pass Utah Valley as the second best team in the WAC, the gap to New Mexico State should continue to be gigantic. The fact that New Mexico State has so much size (by Pomeroy's "effective height" metric they've been the tallest team in the country two straight seasons and will likely make it a third straight next season) just emphasizes physically what is true in talent: New Mexico State is the class of the WAC. If another program rises up to become decent, Seattle remains the best bet. I like what Cameron Dollar has done there, even with the down 2013-14 season. But for 2014-15, New Mexico State is the heavy favorite.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Just an FYI, This is Nebraska Omaha's last year of transition, so in 2015-16 they will be able to play in Summit League tournament and NCAA or NIT if they qualify.