Fletcher Keel of The Towel Rack had some thoughts on the loss. There were mitigating circumstances — a sickness? — but in the duel between the top two teams in the league, Middle came out looking great.
On the surface, a really good Blue Raider team winning in Bowling Green is unsurprising, but considering the recent form of both squads, this was very interesting.
Up to this point the Hilltoppers were far and away the most impressive team, beating what looked like the most serious secondary challengers handily and thoroughly. Middle Tennessee, on the other hand, looked ready to drop a game until they finally were handled by Marshall on Thursday.
That same Marshall team was destroyed by WKU. The transitive property of basketball never holds. Remember that, children.
We learned that WKU is not invulnerable, but still a really good team. Basketball is a game that lends itself to some miracle upsets but this was no miracle. This was a good team in Kermit Davis’ Blue Raider team showing up and meeting a challenge after a poor performance earlier in the week.
WKU will be ready come March 1st, when they meet in Murfreesboro. Right now this blog still leans Red when thinking of the best team in the league, but it is not so clear cut anymore thanks to the result on Saturday.