Went down an internet rabbit hole and stumbled back upon this article from the summer
Perhaps Beilein’s scheduling will be more valuable as the Tournament committee tweaks its metrics? More emphasis on quality road wins should play in to Beilein’s home-and-home series. Also wonder if it makes an annual game at LCA more attractive for the Tourney resume?
I would still prefer to see 1 or 2 fewer glorified practices on the schedule, but I understand that’s not the equation the current staff uses. (I do see value in 2 or 3 a season, but not 4-5-6. And I view NoFla, UCRiverside, UD, AlaA&M, Jax in the “practice” category this season. I know a couple of those were set by the Maui Invite & the LCA opening, but I’d prefer to replace 2 of those with CMU/SoMiss equivalents.)