Germain Ifedi Limited Jersey Central Florida (19-7, 8-4)- UCF has crept back into the bubble picture even if a bid is still a long shot. Their #53 RPI and #183 non-conference SOS is difficult to overcome while wins over UConn and Memphis would have looked a lot stronger if we based resumes on the preseason top 25. UCF only has three top-100 wins and lost to UL-Lafayette. The fact we¡¯re even discussing the Knights is a product of this year¡¯s historically weak bubble.
From us right here at SB Nation in 2013:
The most remarkable thing about this North Carolina team isn’t that it’s lost six games, it’s the size of the hole it has consistently put itself in. The Tar Heels have trailed by 19 points or more four times this season: against Texas (19), Butler (29), Indiana (32) and N.C. State (28). They still have the potential to benefit greatly from what could be another historically weak bubble, but not if they lose games like the one tonight.
From XavierHoops.com in 2014:
The problem is that they should have already been to that point before the Georgetown and Marquette games. If it wasn’t for a historically weak bubble we’d already be on the outside looking in.
This is the challenge of seeing someone like Cousins as human and complex. If Cousins got into more trouble off the court, classifying his humanity would be easier. It¡¯s hard to argue against a player¡¯s criminal history during a sporting argument.
But from what we know, he¡¯s not a bad person at all outside the lines. He cares a lot about other human beings, seeing them as complex creatures worthy of attention beyond that required by his team obligations. In turn, many of them also see also him as more than just a basketball player. And, in turn, more than a guy that pisses off old sports reporters every other week.
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