Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS
I look at it like this... it's almost like he knew he'd lose the "marquee" match-ups, so he countered that near-certainty by making the rest of the games against teams such as EKU etc etc. I see the two linked b/c seemingly the entirety of our non-conference schedule was one extreme or the other and I think Tubby planned it that way for a reason.
I'm having a hard time remembering that this past year's team actually beat Louisville and Indiana, but it did happen.
In my opnion, what you describe is what everybody does. Check some of the match-ups Pitino scheduled back in the day. Some very good and some very bad.
Let me ask you this: You really want UK to play a tougher nonconference schedule?