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Rothstein's still got SMU as #2 AAC team for 2020-21

Postby ponyboy » Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:10 pm

AAC Preseason Preview. Different and more comprehensive article than posted here earlier.

https://collegehoopstoday.com/index.php ... Xaa9Lhkb34

Plus he's got Kendric Davis as first team all conference and Darius McNeil as an impact transfer.
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Re: Rothstein's still got SMU as #2 AAC team for 2020-21

Postby mustangxc » Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:39 pm

I would take that in a heartbeat!
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Re: Rothstein's still got SMU as #2 AAC team for 2020-21

Postby Terry Webster » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:26 pm

If McNiel plays like he did at Cali and the OSU guy is eligible this tieam should be really good...just wish Mike would have stayed.
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Re: Rothstein's still got SMU as #2 AAC team for 2020-21

Postby Charleston Pony » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:32 pm

Terry Webster wrote:If McNiel plays like he did at Cali and the OSU guy is eligible this tieam should be really good...just wish Mike would have stayed.


Agree. With all 3 of those guys, no excuse for that roster not making it to the NCAA Tourney. McNeill adds more scoring and ball handling to offset the loss of Mike but I think Anei being eligible is the biggest key to the 2020-2021 season. He could be a difference maker for a team that was lacking a consistent low post defender last year.
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Re: Rothstein's still got SMU as #2 AAC team for 2020-21

Postby friarwolf » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:33 am

We still have Jank so projecting us to finish second is ridiculous.......
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Re: Rothstein's still got SMU as #2 AAC team for 2020-21

Postby DanFreibergerForHeisman » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:43 am

A lot will depend on how much five-on-five practices we will be able to have with any potential restrictions or illnesses.
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Re: Rothstein's still got SMU as #2 AAC team for 2020-21

Postby ponyboy » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:33 pm

friarwolf wrote:We still have Jank so projecting us to finish second is ridiculous.......


I don’t think so. Jank’s primary problem has been getting the players he needs to win. Looks like we have a few now. I don’t find the prediction a stretch at all.
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Re: Rothstein's still got SMU as #2 AAC team for 2020-21

Postby mustangxc » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:09 pm

The talent is there to win the conference, but the way we ended the season does not inspire too much optimism. I think a fourth place finish is more commensurate with the talent and results of the players/coaching staff on the roster.

1. Houston
2. Cincinnati
3. Memphis
4. SMU
5. USF
6. Wichita State
7. Tulsa
8. UCF
9. East Carolina
10. Tulane
11. Temple
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Re: Rothstein's still got SMU as #2 AAC team for 2020-21

Postby Charleston Pony » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:00 am

Assuming conference tournaments are held, a top 5 finish would probably mean a 1st round bye with 11 teams competing this season, so that has to be the goal. Any finish higher than # 5 would be an accomplishment. Anything worse would be a huge disappointment, assuming everyone on the roster is eligible and stays healthy.
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Postby ponyboy » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:41 pm

It's just unbelievable to recall that with LB's players in 2016 and 2017, Jank was 39-5 -- including wrapping up the 2017 season with a #11 ranking. I want those days back again. If we don't see some significant sizzle this season, e.g. second in the conference and a Tourney bid, I think it's time to move on.
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