NCAA tournament committee personal help build the brackets. They end up making choices about what teams will end up facing each other. The only part that matters for a team is making the field. Anything can happen after the tournament starts. Being a part of March Madness opens the door. My emotions are rarely worn on my sleeve, but this year has been a roller coaster. Joni and I elected to stay at home to watch what turned out to be the final game of the season. I knew it was going to be a rough one to watch. In the end, it really was a tough loss to watch.
NCAA officials need to adjudicate things quickly. Cliff Alexander should have been able to play. Bill Self does a masterful job of coaching high low sets within the game. Cliff could have been a part of that. The dynamics within the game change when the paint is active.
Overall, I would have liked to see more high low offense this year. This year Bill Self did a great job of coaching a team comprised of mostly younger players. Next year may be a very interesting year if most of the team comes back. After this year the team knows what it means to make the tournament. College basketball teams go through cycles. This is one of the more interesting ones for the University of Kansas.
Joni and I got to attend the November 24, 2014 game vs. the Broncos of Rider University. It was great to get to watch the team in person. College basketball is a sport that is best enjoyed in person. Television viewing angles are not wide enough to truly show how the team is working together.