Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The final of Chris Murray's articles today

Here's yet another piece Chris Murray turned out today:

Surging into WAC Tournament? Maybe not
Chris Murray
Reno Gazette-Journal
February 24, 2009

Reason would suggest that the better you are playing heading into the Western Athletic Conference Tournament, the more success you will have in the tournament. But sometimes reason is wrong.

Utah State coach Stew Morrill said there is little correlation between how you're playing leading up to the tournament and how you fare in it.

"I think any time you can put wins together, it is positive, but as far as relevancy toward the conference tournament I haven't seen any, believe it or not," said Morrill, in his 23rd year as a head coach. "I think you can be struggling going into the conference tournament and all that matters is how you play that week. I think you can be playing really well and all that matters is that week. So, I've seen both."

Morrill's assessment has been proven accurate by the past few WAC Tournament champions...

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