We get by with it in A10 and the cupcake OOC games. That's enough to satisfy the Net (usually) so that's what we do.
If we decide to be competitive against good teams we will change.
Now if the rest of the A10 decides to be competitive (and that may happen) we will have to change.
Dont know which team you watch, However, the VCU Rams were and are competitive. You dont win 27 of 35 games and not be competitive. We had a SoS in the mid 50's. Good teams. We defeated 2 P5 teams. Played 3 + Memphis. We also beat Tournament contestants Kenesaw St and Howard. We beat bubble P5 team Vandy again.
Plus P5 teams arent exactly lining up to play us but if you and the other guys who complain have some connections please let the AD know IMMEDIATELY, I am sure they'd be grateful. Yes, we lost a home to JSU but they were supposed to be #2 in their conference not at the darned bottom.
For all of you who are pissed and point to our loss to SMC in the tourney as vindication of your complaining about Mikes coaching ability or our teams progress. What two do you say to UNC, Purdue, UVA, Arizona, Mizzu. Memphis, Duke. Marquette. and Kansas all who lost earlier in this tournament than they expected? What about all; the P5 schools that didnt make it, even though they have NIL money and an easier path to the tournament.
We are a darned MM and a darned good one. We have a HC that has taken us to the Dance 3 of his 6 years with his first year being a rebuild that we all expected. Mike has won over 68% of his overall games, and over 69% of his conference games. He has been sat or 2nd 4 of his 6 years.
As Dick Vitale stated this past week, "its not as if the other guys aren't out there getting players".
So cut the crap about us not being competitive or Mike not being a good HC , or not recruiting well. We played a top 10 team and lost. it happens. See above. Its not if we lost to a lower ranked team and we did compete in that game.