your wall: THEY ARE NOT THE SAME THING!
A successful regular season (which is subjective) can still mean missing the big dance, which is the best 68 teams. That bar is not that high. A crappy regular season can still mean getting in if you make a tourney run--something as we all know Rose has never done. Continuing to judge Rose based on his 20 wins or wins vs Gonzaga in the REGULAR SEASON is criminal ignorance. Why? Because bball is all about getting to the big dance. PERIOD.