Look at this, St. Joe’s VP of Communications Joe Lunardi defends Villanova:
The committee is clearly protecting North Carolina from a potential regional final against Villanova (in Philadelphia) by moving the Wildcats to the South and Xavier to the East. Haven’t we been told for years that the committee doesn’t project matchups? So Michigan State gets desired placement as a No. 2 seed, but the top Big East seeds don’t. I don’t get it, unless Rich Kotite got the committee’s mileage chart wet. (Aside: If Michigan State was a No. 1 seed, the committee wouldn’t be stuck flying the Southern/Holy Cross First Four winner to Spokane, Washington, as St. Louis would have been an available and a far more sensible alternative.
Well, Joe, I think St. Joe’s got screwed, too. Let’s hug it out.
I’m in agreement with both Dick Jerardi and Joe Lunardi today. I think I need a timeout… wait, what’s that, C-Web? None left? Ah damn! I GUESS WE’LL JUST GIVE IT TO NORTH CAROLINA.