If there’s anything that the NCAA Tournament has shown us so far, it’s that moving up a conference doesn’t always lead to more postseason success. Just ask Illinois State head coach Dan Muller, who took the time to tweet his thoughts following Wichita State’s loss at the hands of 13 seed Marshall.
I guess switching conferences doesn't magically make things better. Valley teams advance in the Dance #MVC— Dan Muller (@DanMuller) March 16, 2018
Wichita State, famously, had a stranglehold on the Missouri Valley for the better part of the decade before leaving for the AAC during the last offseason. That opened the door up for Loyola Chicago to win the conference, and even advance to the Round of 32 after upsetting 6 seed Miami at the buzzer yesterday.
I think it’s safe to say that Muller and his fellow Missouri Valley coaches won’t feel much sympathy for Gregg Marshall’s Shockers.