So what do we know now that the big Summit League showdown is over, and Oakland has gone home with an 18-point win over IPFW?
Let's count 'em up:
1. Oakland is still the best team in this conference. By at least a couple of nautical miles.
2. IPFW is better but not that much better.
3. The Mastodons can play with anyone in the Summit League, including Oakland. They just can't always play with them for the full 40 minutes.
4. Don't go away. The Mastodons have gotten good enough for Oakland to take them seriously. That represents progress. And that's worth sticking around for.