Korver11 I think you miss my point. Let me clarify. Many people think i nterms of Powerhouses or cupcakes. I don't. I think in terms of classes like Boxing. In boxing there are 17 classes. Heavyweight to minimum wight. We want to be in the Heavy weight class. To make the rest of my point I will use only 8 classes.
Nebraska is NOTa Heavy weight, Nor are they a Crusier weight., they Might quallify as Light Heavyweight with a poor record, but is most likely a MiddleWeight or a Welter Weight.
That being the case we need to schedule approprately. Why because we play in a Heavy weight Conference and we will get plenty Heavyweight & crusiers weiths on our Schedule. We don't need to schedule them unnecessarly. We need to schedual Light Heavy weight's, Middle Weights and Welterweigths, With a few from the lower catagories to get the wins. Like it our not the charleston classic was a Crusier weight Tourneyment, it was a good tourneyment, but out of our weight class. we got one win from a tem in the same postion we are in the bottom half of a weaker conference. Not a good sign. all though it will sell tickets. it exposes us for what we are a Middile weight team at best. There is no point in trying to be anything else right now. It will only hurt us. RPI only counts when making a toruney ment. only the top 4 weigth classes get to play post season. While we want to be in the heavyweight division, we must accept the reality that we are not there YET. By the end of the seaon we could be a very good Light Heavy weight team, with a poor record and still make the NIT. But because of the Losses It might take it's toll on our Psycology and motivation. The Schedule is Miles fault. He scheduled a lot of Heavy Weights and Crusier weights and our record will show that. Miami tonight is either a good Light weight team or a bad Crusier weight. It depends on which team shows up.