I wish the MIAA would go back to doing a full conference tournament rather than taking the top four seeds. I think there's something romantic about the idea that a #8 seed in a conference could go on a run and get into the tournament. Single elimination tournaments like the NCAAs are about crowning a champion, not determining who the best teams are.
I'm with you there... I wish the WIAC was still and 8-team tournament instead of the 6-team format they switched to in '08-'09. Heck, it was a 9-team tournament during the first two years in '99 and '00.
And '01 was the infamous year where #8 Stout beat #1 Whitewater by 41 in Whitewater, #7 Platteville beat #2 Stevens Point on a 30 foot buzzer beater, #6 Oshkosh beat #3 River Falls after RF threw the ball into the air in celebration of their win... but the ball hit the ceiling before the buzzer sounded, which gave Oshkosh the opportunity to hit a 3 to tie the game and send it to OT, where Oshkosh promptly won.
Perhaps I just like the romantic underdog stories... but we seem to get fewer of these as more and more conferences just allow the front runners to get into the conference tournament.
The height of the ceiling wasn't covered in their scouting report? they got what they deserved.
Scouting report? It was their home gym, the scenario should have certainly been practiced before. If nothing else a bunch of players should have stopped at the gym in between classes and measured the height of the ceiling.