KANSAS CITY, Mo. Don't stand around weeping for the Atlantic-10, kids. You just might end up getting punched in the mouth.
"When I transferred from South Carolina, I didn't know how good the Atlantic-10 was," La Salle guard Ramon Galloway said after his 13th-seeded Explorers stunned fourth-seeded Kansas State, 63-61, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. "Playing in there for two years, it's a game every day. You've got to fight every day, every second, every moment."
How good is the A-10? Six games so far in Bracketville. And, so far, six victories.
The list of postseason victims includes more ballyhooed representatives from the ACC (North Carolina State) and the Big 12 (K-State). The league's two best teams, Saint Louis and Virginia Commonwealth, were widely tapped as sleeper Final Four picks and the Billikens and Rams looked every bit the part in their NCAA openers, winning by an average margin of 33 points.
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