Thank you for your support Dan, means a lot that you would take the time to read our stuff while you're supposed to be watching Indiana-Iowa. Keep up the good work buddy.
Banks was a net positive (+2 according to the official numbers) despite his shot not falling. When has that been the case this year? He's had some real stinkers when he's had a similar shooting line. Couldn't you see how well he played on defense from courtside?
Forgive me, I'm caught up in the post-win afterglow. Meech and Booth are greats for sure. Mike is his own kind of special though, I'd hope most Penn State fans would agree.
I think the point of extrapolating (and Kevin can correct me here if I'm wrong) into next season was to say that any team, regardless of coach, roster, etc., would expect to have average luck next year because the bell curve says they should expect to have average luck in a given year.
One of the things that gets slightly overlooked with Pat's tenure is that even if he were to miss the dance next year and lose his job, the Penn State basketball gig is a better job than it was when he took over. The practice facilities have been modernized, we're known on AAU circuits, and he's unequivocally proven that you can recruit well compared to the local competition. None of that was true when he took over.