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Expectations - The Athletic AAC prediction

Postby JasonB » Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:58 pm

https://theathletic.com/1784229/2020/04 ... -rankings/

Houston, Memphis, Cincy, SMU

Surprised to see SMU this high? Don’t be. The Mustangs won 19 games without a senior on the roster, sweeping Memphis and beating Houston at home. They also add Cal transfer Darius McNeill, who averaged 11 points per game in the Pac-12. Tyson Jolly, the 6-4 guard who began his career at Baylor, has star potential. But Tim Jankovich has a deep, balanced roster that should fare better in close games because of its experience.

Thoughts? I would be disappointed if we finish out of the top three and aren't in the race for the championship. NCAA bid is a must.
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Re: Expectations - The Athletic AAC prediction

Postby East Coast Mustang » Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:01 pm

I’ll be shocked if we finish ahead of Wichita. Marshall will find a way. We’ll probably win another 19 or 20 games with an abysmal non conference schedule, go to the NIT, and Jank will ink a multiyear extension and sign a full class of guys all outside of the top 300 nationally. Get excited!
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Re: Expectations - The Athletic AAC prediction

Postby mustangxc » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:36 pm

I think we'll get a boost thanks to experience and the addition of McNeill is big. We'll win 24-25 games land a 7 seed in the NCAA tournament. Hart will think it's mission accomplished, raise ticket prices in a down economy and extend Jankovich to a lifetime contract (it will seem that way to most savvy fans).
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Re: Expectations - The Athletic AAC prediction

Postby geezerdonk » Sat May 02, 2020 2:33 pm

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Re: Expectations - The Athletic AAC prediction

Postby Hilltopper » Tue May 05, 2020 11:26 pm

East Coast Mustang wrote:I’ll be shocked if we finish ahead of Wichita.

I was curious about that, too. Wichita State only lost 1 guy ... although he was their leading scorer.
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