The Washington State Cougars were bad this year... But how bad were they?
What if there was a tournament, alongside the NCAA Tournament, to determine the worst team in America? That's the question asked by Campus Insiders yesterday. They went through the trouble of ranking the worst teams in America and seeding them in a 68 team bracket. The worst of the worst in college basketball got a 1 seed, while the best of the worst got a 16 seed. The teams were paired up and the loser would move on to the next round until one team lost their way to a... um... Championship...
Generously, the Cougs received a 14 seed.
No. 3 North Carolina A&T, MEAC at-large (10-22) vs. No. 14 Washington State, Pac-12 “Champion” (9-22)
Why Washington State Would Lose: It seems like a long, long time ago since the Cougars were terrific. They struggled defensively and made way too many mistakes, finishing 332nd in the nation in turnover margin on the way to the Pac-12 basement losing their final 17 games.
How do you think the Cougs would fare in a tournament like this?
Despite how they finished the season, I would say the Cougs aren't as bad as we remember them to be. When you think of the 2015-16 season, your mind automatically jumps to the 17 game losing streak, the 26 point loss against Colorado to end the season and the 41 point loss at Utah in February. But there were also good times... Comparatively... This was also a team that won 4 of their first 5 games, hung tough with tournament teams like Gonzaga and Oklahoma (at least for a half), and was a foul away from topping another tournament team in Colorado on the road.
This team isn't as bad as your remember and I would wager it would destroy North Carolina A&T in this hypothetical tournament. Maybe not by 50 like Florida beat them by... But they would win that matchup... I think...
What do you think. Where should the Cougars be seeded in the "March Sadness" tournament and how would they fare? Let us know in the comments.
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