Individual teams deserve merit, not leagues

Originally Published: December 12, 2006
By Jay Bilas | ESPN.com
I was asked a question today that deserves further consideration: Has the Missouri Valley Conference, by virtue of its performance over the past two seasons, proven that it is a "big-time" league to be mentioned in the same breath as the Big East, ACC, SEC or Pac-10?

Let's consider the evidence, shall we?

Jay Bilas

College Basketball analyst