After dropping 3 games that they could have and should have won if NU wanted to stay on pace to get an NCAA bid, the reality of what will transpire at the end of the season has set in.
1. More than likely, NU will continue to be the 60th to 80th best team in the land which will result in a sub .500 conference record and general disappointment.
2. There is an outside chance (maybe 2%) that NU can overcome their 3 losses with 3 upsets in conference play plus grab 5-6 wins against Iowa, Penn State, Minn, Mich or Illinois.
Add to this, the fact that NU doesn't have an star players in their recruiting class, and it's 98% certain that Doc is gone after this year. I new coach and a new arena could double ticket sales. NU will need to pay at least 1.5 million but they should be able to get an attractive candidate for that.
Until that time comes, I will continue to enjoy watching as much BB as I can.