I've said it before and I'll say it again — you are given more credit for losses against good teams than wins against crappy teams. The SOS metric is one of the most important things taken into account (see St. Mary's this year and in 2016)
We may have to do one and done's or two for one's to get good games — it doesn't matter. Doing this will increase our chances of making the NCAA Tournament. Another benefit is that playing tough teams on the road should prepare us better for conference play and make us better. You win some of the those tough games and you will get a ton of credit. And if you lose — no big deal. Playing a crappy team is a lose-lose scenario. Doesn't help you if you win, but really hurts you if you lose.
Rose may not like to do it, but he needs to realize this is the way to make the tournament moving forward.