The Tech win cements them as current lone conference target for everyone else to shoot for. Of course KU is the default recipient of that type attention, so no breaks in that department.
Things sure would be different if Silvio was available, but the potential adverse effects don't really outweigh the gains. Sure is a disappointment though, to suffer through a season of also ran status after going through building the roster we thought we had.
"Better to do less well than more poorly." Appy