Strong showing by the CAA in the tourney this year. We had an unprecedented 3 teams make the tournament and all teams represented themselves well.
ODU (CAA champs) took Butler down to the wire and ended up losing on a last second put back. Butler is in the Sweet 16.
GMU beat Villanova in the opening round but got crushed in the 2nd round to #1 Ohio St. Clearly, GMU is not as bad as the beating they took. They just happened to catch Ohio State on the wrong night.
VCU had to play UCLA in the play in game to get into the tourney. After taking care of them, they took on G'town and beat them soundly. They drew Purdue in the second round and disposed of them handily and find themselves facing Florida St. in the Sweet 16.
The CAA teams took care of two of the 11 Big East teams that were selected. The point is that the CAA is a strong conference worthy of sending three teams. Even JMU had won 20+ games during the season. The thing is that all of the mentioned teams will be strong next year as they are all young. It's good to get some recognition and see that the CAA is able to make some noise in the national tournament.
Note to all that fill out a bracket, always pick the CAA team in the first round. It is very rare for them to disappoint.