Arizona State - OUCH!
Write up from ESPN about worse nonconference schedules, note comment about Texas Tech schedule...
The 10 worst nonconference schedules - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Toughest: Arizona (Dec. 1), Alabama (Dec. 19)
Next-toughest: Arizona State (Dec. 22)
The rest: Prairie View A&M (Nov. 9), Nebraska-Omaha (Nov. 14), Grambling State (Nov. 20), Jackson State (Nov. 26), Northern Kentucky (Dec. 4), McNeese State (Dec. 16), North Carolina A&T (Dec. 28), Florida A&M (Dec. 31)
Perhaps this is now-deposed Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie's final legacy at the school: The strategy of somehow getting away with not scheduling any road games whatsoever. Arizona is a quality opponent (if young), and Alabama is fundamentally solid (if somewhat retooling), but other than those two "highlights," most of this schedule comprises low-major guarantee games and few real challenges. Oh, and Arizona State. You get the point.
Saw that. At least the four Cal schools have a chance to beat real opponents. I'd love to see the Bay Area schools actually win some big-time matchups. I hope ASSU does just enough to keep Herbie's job...I doubt that guy will have a shot to beat Miller for the rest of his career.