As I've written earlier, I believed the Big East was terribly overrated and would be exposed in the NCAA Tournament. In my bracket, I had zero teams in the Final Four and just two in the Elite Eight (Pittsburgh and Notre Dame). But I never thought it would be this bad. Now, I'm just angry I actually had those two advancing that far.
This embarrassing display has nothing to do with the conference beating each other up all season. And it doesn't have anything to do with poor officiating. The Big East just wasn't very good this year. This is what happens when hype dilutes the truth, when games are played off the court, not on it. The Big East was exposed as pretenders. As always, the Big Least ... football and basketball.