If Purdue or Michigan got hot for a month, the Boilermakers or Wolverines could have a shot at winning the NCAA Tournament, right?
Not according to FOX Sports’ Colin Cowherd. The sports show host was talking about the NCAA Tournament and how people can get mixed up when it comes to which teams can actually win six straight games and which can’t.
Just because a team can pull an upset or two doesn’t mean that they can string together six wins against quality — and eventually elite — competition. That is absolutely a fair point.
Cowherd went on to say the nine teams that could actually win six games in a row when the season is on the line.
Here they are:
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 10, 2018
As you can see, Michigan — which beat Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament — isn’t on Cowherd’s list and neither is Purdue, which ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has as being a No. 2 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.
There isn’t a question in any Big Ten follower’s mind that either the Wolverines or Boilermakers could win the NCAA Tournament. Neither team should be favored to do so, but both have gone on stretches this season where they look as good as anybody.
Again, Michigan just won the Big Ten Tournament. Purdue won 19 straight games in the middle of the season.
Neither are on Cowherd’s list. The lone Big Ten team that did make it is Michigan State, which lost to Michigan in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament.
Here’s Cowherd’s full segment on the topic:
"Don't confuse, 'Hey, this team could upset Michigan State' with winning 6 games."
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) March 9, 2018