Don't get too offended by the "bad" adjective - 215 is underneath the average of D1 and is therefore objectively bad. You obviously get that it's a different standard for a Summit-level team - this does not discount that they can still be fun to watch, well-coached and compete well with others of their ilk. It's snobby, but to use a baseball analogy, a great minor league team is still a minor league team.Respectfully, just curious, have you attended any St. Thomas games this season? I’ve attended 6.
I understand that it’s an entirely different level of Division I basketball, it would be foolish not to acknowledge that, but one thing I can say unequivocally is St. Thomas is not a bad basketball team. They are fun to watch, well coached, give great effort, and maximize the talent they have. I’ve never left Schoenecker Arena thinking that’s a bad basketball team I just watched.
We’ll find out a lot more about the Tommies on Thursday night when they host Oral Roberts and Max Abmas. ORU is a big step up in weight class from the rest of the Summit League. It might not go well, but I’m looking forward to seeing if the Tommies can keep it competitive, heck, maybe even pull off a stunner.
And the Gophers are worse than that....