@HighEliteMajor yes, you’re right about the mechanism of their susceptibility. It’s a good thing for the law of averages: if you’re are a top seed enough times you’re bound to have an early exit but also a deep run. Self knows that taking high percentage shots and great defense can help prevent early tournament exits, so it’s odd when you see a Self team thats not quite playing to the defensive standard. My favorite KU years were when we had a big ol’ shot blocker down low making every game a block party and matched with a potent offense makes for great basketball.
@wissox I don’t hear much about Bennett’s Wisco background so it’s always fun to hear the parallels. Virginia is gaining a lot of traction in the recruiting world, I have a feeling many McDonalds AA still won’t come to UVA, but maybe that’s a good thing. Shaka hasn’t done too hot with arguably better recruiting power at Texas, but maybe that’s not the best corollary. I think the best player Virginia recruited since 2015 has been ranked #30. Fun fact, last year Kehei clark, ranked #390, started and played 27 minutes a game his freshman year, and we thought Ogbaji was a diamond in the rough!