Originally Posted by PGM
What's so funny? Technically he's right. Automatic tourney birth, something a regular season title doesn't always grant.
What's funny is that saul tries to stir something into the equation that doesn't even matter.
Does winning the Big12 Conference Championship give you an automatic birth? - No it doesn't....but then again no team from the power conferences has ever won their league conf. championship and not gotten into the tournament. And that's all it is anyways...it's a stamp into the dance. Who cares? I know who cares....bubble teams or teams that have 1 last win at all costs type of run that would leapfrog them into the dance in which otherwise they wouldn't have been had they lost the rd 1 game....which in the past Missouri teams have been that kind of team so I guess I understand the logic behind this thinking.
Does winning the post season conference tournament championship give you an auto bid to the NCAA tournament? Yes...it does.
Remember that great 1993-94 MU season? They went undefeated in conference and WON THE BIG8 TITLE. Then lost in the Big8 conference tournament in the semi final round. Did they win the Big8 conference that season? Yes.