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Peoria Back On the Map

How ’bout Bradley? How ’bout that “mid-major” Missouri Valley Conference?

There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth from coaches in larger, more prestigious conferences when the Valley placed four teams in the tournament–presumably at the expense of a more deserving team from the Big 10, Big 12, ACC, SEC, or Big East.

Well, Bradley and Wichita State are now among the Sweet 16, and they took out Kansas, Pitt, Seton Hall, and Tennessee to do it.

Let us have no further talk about the unworthiness of the Missouri Valley Conference.

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