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How this team could stroll into Allen Fieldhouse with such moxie will be "mind-boggling." Honestly, is there that much difference between 16,000 fans in Lawrence, and 10,000 fans in Tuscaloosa? We know better, Hoops Nation. We know better. You'll be told in some spaces how Cornell could make a case for an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament. The real question, however, is how many writers will make that case if the Big Red slip up just once (and it's bound to happen) in the Ivy League? I'd imagine you know the answer.
Remember last night, and how you felt as you watched this game play out. Remember the highs and lows, and embrace them. It's a good dress rehearsal for March. Remember too, that the Big Red didn't arrive last night. A close loss against Kansas doesn't make any team magically better than they were the day before. They've been a very good basketball team for a long time, they know it, and that's why they were able to thrill the masses last night.