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Realistic Expectation for First Four Games 5 months 3 weeks ago #309418

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SH on road
Marquette at home
Georgetown on road
Nova on road

Always good to get out of gate well, but this is a tough initial group of games. Of course things even out in next four, but would be nice to maintain the positive vibe around program. As a subjective fan, it easy to predict 4-0, but frankly splitting the games would be fine imo, with a hope for 3-1. Thoughts?

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Realistic Expectation for First Four Games 5 months 3 weeks ago #309422

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So hard to judge how we'll perform against better competition. But in the early tests, our guys answered the bell against Rutgers and showed some grit in the comeback against GT. It's enough to convince me we have the toughness to come out of the first four with at least a 2-2 record. I'd take that as a good start.
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Realistic Expectation for First Four Games 5 months 3 weeks ago #309423

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This group seems up for large challenges now so feel very good about their BE prospects but would be at ease with 2-2 , thrilled with 3-1!
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Realistic Expectation for First Four Games 5 months 3 weeks ago #309425

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Realistically, a split would be great. More
Than that would be gravy and portend a really great season. Less than that would be a disappointment and possibly portend a struggle in conference play.

I do believe that the guys have done a better
Job the last several games and that to me indicates that they are jelling.
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Realistic Expectation for First Four Games 5 months 3 weeks ago #309426

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Realistic Expectation for First Four Games 5 months 3 weeks ago #309427

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redmanwest wrote: Realistically, a split would be great. More
Than that would be gravy and portend a really great season. Less than that would be a disappointment and possibly portend a struggle in conference play.

I do believe that the guys have done a better
Job the last several games and that to me indicates that they are jelling.


Agreed. Would hard to win on the road in th Big East. So you can't expect wins.
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Realistic Expectation for First Four Games 5 months 3 weeks ago #309437

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Hopefully Gillispe is back for our game against Nova. I think our guards will give him fits.

I would be happy going 2-2.

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Realistic Expectation for First Four Games 5 months 3 weeks ago #309438

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I'm hoping for a 2-2 split but if Keita is a non factor I can see us starting 0-4. Especially after watching Sacred Heart beat us on the boards on both ends of the court. In conference play size will matter and it is wonderful to have a good shooting forward like Clark taking treys but that usually means our guys are already running away from the basket when he shoots. Every Big East team here out will have the 6'8 and 6'10 kids to give us problems. Last night they were Sacred Heart kids. Now they will be nationally ranked Big East kids. Let's see if small ball works in conference. Without defense and rebounding my guess is that it won't be enough.
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Realistic Expectation for First Four Games 5 months 3 weeks ago #309439

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4-0 but I'll accept 3-1. Anything less than 3-1 is a disappointment. A loss to Marquette at home basically means a sweep. SH is one of most winnable road games due to proximity and fan support. Georgetown just below that due to their quality as a team.

This team needs to be thinking 12-13 wins in conference at this point. The only way to do that is to avoid sweeps and to sweep 3-4 teams.
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Realistic Expectation for First Four Games 5 months 3 weeks ago #309440

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I’ll take 2-2 and be happy w 3-1.
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