Because if you don’t get one of those first 4 slots in Nashville, this format makes it really hard to win, playing back to back to back. Although Arkansas did do it in Atlanta a while back. That game was winnable today, the free throws were horrible today, I think they choked a little bit under the pressure. Which means Isaiah Joe and Mason Jones aren’t anywhere near ready to be drafted.
Because that isn’t pressure, that’s nothing! They’ll have another shot against Florida, TCU, Auburn, LSU, Nashville, and whatever tournament they get an invite to, to show they can step up their play against a defender equally talented, which they will have to do every game in the NBA.