And were their fans cool with it? Just nonchalantly looking for the positives? Or do you think they feel like they should’ve won those games? It’s a mindset thing, missing my point.
At this point I get the sense that the majority of knowledgeable fans are grudgingly understanding of the fact that winning against top-50 programs on the road is really hard, and they shouldn't expect games like these to be much better than a coinflip. I could be mistaken, because most of my interaction with opposing team's fans is on reddit, and that's unlikely to be a representative sample.
But if you're in a power basketball conference and you go 3-3 or 4-3 in road games against top-50 opponents, you're pretty much guaranteed a 2 seed at worst as long as you mostly take care of business for the other parts of your season. I think that disappointment is possible (likely) on a season-to-season basis if you are expecting your team to compete for a 1 seed, but I don't think that even the best programs expect a 1 seed every year, so I don't think that these teams should automatically be disappointed that they lost to a ~25 team that is traditionally a 2nd tier program on the road.