It’s like this, Missouri was expected to be a No. 2 seed in the Big Dance…
There was a glimmer of hope they could move up to a No. 1 seed but Michigan State already had a lot more noise around them. And because MU is NOT an elite basketball program that didn’t help. Despite that MU won the Big 12 tourney this past weekend.
You know, maybe if Kansas had made the final and Missouri had beat them, MU might have had a shot. But obviously that didn’t happen.
In fact, all four top seeds lost – North Carolina, Syracuse, Kentucky and Kansas.
However only KU was punished and dumped to the No. 2 spot.
So why the dump?
KU has been a bit soft at the end of just about every game and doesn’t appear to have a killer instinct.
Rarely does KU bury even the bad teams.
And in their loses, KU falls behind, catches up, then runs out of gas like they did with Baylor. Even the come from behind win over MU was looked at more that KU was getting killed than just their comeback. And look at the loss at MU, they had that one won and blew their large lead it at the end.
Face it, KU is just not as solid as they should be with their talent.
The Jayhawks have maybe the three brightest stars out there as a group but MU has the better overall team.
Still both could make a nice run.
And maybe KU lucked out by being a No. 2. because their path is now easier and the finals are in St. Louis, near the Jayhawks’ home. MU also lucked out and has a softer run.
And man, oh man, think about a KU/MU Final Four. We can dream, It could happen.