Billy Baron, the MAAC Player of the Year, played in the ACC and Atlantic-10 before coming to Canisius, giving him a better perspective than most on the quality of play across conferences.
From San Jose for the second and hopefully the third round for the NCAA Tournament is where Scott Warmann talked with Saint Louis University Athletic Director Chris May.
Butler and Xavier are leaving the Atlantic 10. Creighton departs the Missouri Valley Conference.
With another wave of conference realignment always possible, Saint Louis and VCU would be prime candidates to get plucked from the A-10, too.
The Billikens get another future conference opponent only weeks after Butler joins the Atlantic 10.