The goal is victories, not validation, but the former tends to be a leading indicator of the latter.
Win enough games and your perception eventually catches up with your performance. Improve your record to 32-2 with an emphatic win in a conference tournament championship game, and against the only team to beat you, and that result should resonate with the most comatose of committee members.
San Diego State’s 72-54 basketball bludgeoning of Brigham Young University Saturday afternoon at the Thomas & Mack Center made a statement as loud as Las Vegas itself. It said that the Aztecs have completed their auditions for the NCAA Tournament with a sure-fire show-stopper worthy of Sinatra at the Sands or Jimmer Fredette at the three-point arc.
If Steve Fisher and Friends are anything worse than a No. 2 seed when the selection committee unveils its tournament bracket today, they are entitled to an explanation.