Originally Posted by OrangeJet
I'm not going to argue whether that the Big East is the toughest conference in BB, because it isn't. Sure, the BE has a sh!tload of teams right now, a few recently acquired, but up util last year, they had only had 1 or 2 teams more than the other conferences. Personally, Syracuse has their NC, and I'm happy with that. All the boasting about the ACC in the world won't make me forget that.
The BE has 16 now and the ACC 12, prior to that it was 12-9 for many years. They have always had the most teams in the Country so they should get more FF teams.
I wouldn't expect any SU fan to forget '03, Championships are hard to come by and you should cherish every one. In my lifetime(31 years) the most titles any program has won in that span is 3 so that tells you it's hard to win it all but I think the mark of a great conference are teams advancing deep into the Tourney and getting teams into the FF. The BE was once dominant, from about '84-'89 they were amazing but since them they have mostly been mediocre. There have been a few big years but overall it's been bad and I can't figure out why? They have alot of really good to great basketball schools and to only have 4 FF teams in 17 years is mind boggling.