Post by HoyaSinceBirth on Nov 6, 2009 15:01:23 GMT -5
What would define this season as successful for you?
# of wins? Just an NCAA birth? Sweet 16? Top 4 finish in the BE? Just beating Cuse?
This isn't an expectations thread. You can think we'll do better than this or you can think we'll do worse. Just lay out the minimum achievement we need to accomplish for you to consider this year a success and that anything less will be a disappointment and everything above will be gravy.
For me I think a successful season is a top 6 BE finish and a sweet 16. I went back and forth on this, but I don't think anything less than this would be satisfying.
Post by HoyaSinceBirth on Nov 6, 2009 15:56:38 GMT -5
I know I kept going back and forth between just the NCAA and a sweet 16. But i kept going back to how terrible i felt after 08. Of course to an extent it depends on the seed we get. I kept thinking asking for a SW16 was greedy especially after last year. But with how much talent we have I feel like if we put it together a sweet 16 is reasonable measure of success. I think it's more likely than us just sneaking into the tournament with a low seed and then getting bounced. I feel like we've either learned from last year or we haven't. We'll either be bad again and miss the tournament or we'll be good get a good seed and make some noise. I don't really see the middle situation happening. Of course it is possible, but i see that as a disappointment.
Post by Coast2CoastHoya on Nov 7, 2009 1:55:32 GMT -5
RESULTS: Top 5 in the Big East Semis in the BET NCAA appearance, at least to the 2nd round.
PROCESS: High offensive efficiency, as always. One of the better turnover margins in the nation. At least +2 overall rebounding average.
INDIVIDUALS: Monroe does what it takes to get BE 1st Team honors. Wright is in the top 3 best A/TO ratios in the BE. Free's 12-15 foot game is unstoppable. Clark becomes an excellent press breaker. Nikita is good for 3 for 5 from 3 every night, and 6 for 8 against Cuse. Henry becomes a block-and-put-back machine. Hollis plays a glue-guy role.
Post by krukster201 on Nov 7, 2009 17:16:17 GMT -5
I'm with my buddy SirSaxa .. sweet 16 would be huge and at least 3rd or 4th in conf and BET(still feel that if the pieces fall in order we could win both)...landing Jalen would be the extra beyond sweet!
"OH THE PAIN and SUFFERING!! There has to be another way"
I think the only way we have an unsuccessful year is if we have a medicore season and do not change our recruiting because of it.
If we actually can rebound and play defense this year, then we'll have a good year. If we don't, it's obvious that accumulating talented 5-tool types is not working and we need someone who is just "more meanery" to quote lic.
Since absolutely none of this can happen until the end of the season, I'll sit back and watch us go 23-6 and make the Sweet 16 without much worry and the whole thing will take care of itself.