There are also rumors that Miami's Frank Haith might be looking to get out of South Florida. With Jack McClinton departing off an NIT squad Haith might be looking to get out of this elevator before it crashes to the basement next year.
To all those commentators who were whining about St. Mary's getting snubbed on Sunday please give it a rest. I'm not sure why people think "fairness" involves major conference teams going to play mid-majors on the road. That is the world we live in folks. Many schools have to pay the Title IX bills with home games in basketball and they are not going to give up tens of thousands of dollars so the Missouri Valley conference can get a better chance at earning at large bids. If you want "fairness" then let's eliminate the automatic bids for all conferences from the ACC to the Southland and throw everyone into the same pot. Fact is the current system is much more fair to marginal schools that just have a basketball team because it is the cheapest route to free athletic advertising than any other college sport. If schools like St. Mary's want to earn at large bids then they need to go on the road and play major conference schools. That is just the way it is. I don't want to entertain any complaining about how St. Mary's can't get those games when TWO of their first three games this season were against non-division I opponents. Don't cry about not getting opportunities to play the big boys when you bring in Seattle Pacific and Vanguard. Maybe if they had played another decent Division I team instead of those two opponents they would not have had to schedule Eastern Washington after the season was over in a pathetic attempt to earn an NCAA bid. I'm glad the NCAA didn't reward St. Mary's attempt to schedule their way into the tournament.