I want Belmont. They make sense. UIC does not.
If you're only considering bball records, me too. But there are other things to consider: other V schools and the travel involved.
Know what? I want freaking Memphis. Why aren't we going after them?
And what a giant fail that (1) we aren't going after them; and (2) that they're not interested.
We're in a weird, rock/hard place here, OK?
And there are constituencies.
It's not about what you want, OK?
Look: I would LOVE for Belmont and Murray to come aboard, and it might actually happen--who knows? Would that be a good thing--to shift the Valley even further east?
Whatever is the answer, quit acting like that is the ONLY rational scenario, when it's not, and when, more to the point, there might be other considerations involved.