The NCAA tournament selection committee made history Saturday by releasing its first-ever in-season bracket projection, and of all the words uttered by committee chairman Mark Hollis on CBS’s telecast, 10 were as emphatic as any.
“The separation is great,” Hollis said. “The ones are clearly the ones,” he emphasized, leaving no doubt about the teams at the top of the bracket.
Baylor was one of those teams, and those words, more than anything, were a positive appraisal of the Bears, who came in as the third of those four top seeds. Scott Drew’s team had been talked about on the bridge between the 1-seed and 2-seed lines. The committee clearly felt otherwise. And thus Hollis left Baylor with a clearly explicated directive: Continue to do what you’ve been doing — continue to win like you’ve been winning in the Big 12 — and you’ll be hereRead More »from Baylor follows up 1-seed projection with damaging loss at Texas Tech