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Expectations for the next 5 games?

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My expectation is play hard, be aggressive, shoot well, defend well and rebound.  Each game we must be competitive.  BC is likely a must.  The remaining games will play themselves out. 

 

We have not been competitive against Creighton.  That must change this year. 

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Win Wednesday. Must. 

 

Then 0-4 isn't the worst. 

1-3 isn't good either but satisfying to most fans. 2-2 is the difference between not too excited, to pretty pumped. 3-1 and look out. 

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If you happened to watch Michigan St. play Carolina tonight you know what we're in for up there. That frontline is the opposite of Jordy & Duby. Fast, smooth, finishers. If we can get BC, Goldy, and the fish eaters, I'll be thrilled!

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as everyone else says, we *need* to win 2. 

 

I expect 1-4, but I wouldn't be shocked at either 2 wins or a goose egg, either. 

 

Miles needs 2 wins outta this. Somehow. 

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1 minute ago, LK1 said:

Go 2-3 at home.  It's not unreasonable.  It should be expected.  We've put together 3.5/4 good halves of basketball of late.  Gotta play defense and move the ball offensively.  

 

Which 2 games do you think we can win?  I'm hoping we go 1-4 with our only win coming Wednesday night but wouldn't be shocked if we go 0-5 during this stretch.  The only other game I think we could maybe stay close with is Minnesota but if Roby is still out or not 100%, don't think we can hang with them either.

 

I can see both Creighton and KU taking us to the woodshed

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6 minutes ago, kldm64 said:

 

Which 2 games do you think we can win?  I'm hoping we go 1-4 with our only win coming Wednesday night but wouldn't be shocked if we go 0-5 during this stretch.  The only other game I think we could maybe stay close with is Minnesota but if Roby is still out or not 100%, don't think we can hang with them either.

 

I can see both Creighton and KU taking us to the woodshed

 

BC and Minnesota are winnable.  We used to beat KU at home all the time with similar talent, so I think we'll give them all they want as well.  I think MSU and CU are going to beat us handily.  We aren't a road team yet.  

 

I really, really, like this team's potential to be a bear at home.  

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FWIW, here's what Pomeroy has to say about things:

 

Wed Nov 29   91 Boston College W, 74-72 70 58% Home      
Sun Dec 3   6 Michigan St. L, 79-62 69 6% Away   × a.gif
Tue Dec 5   23 Minnesota L, 79-72 72 27% Home   × a.gif
Sat Dec 9   33 Creighton L, 83-71 73 14% Away     a.gif
Sat Dec 16   1 Kansas L, 80-68 71 13% Home     a.gif

 

 

I'd say with Roby sidelined, we should probably be happy if we can manage 1-4 in the next 5.

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Well, we don't know yet if Roby will be sidelined, do we? I don't think I'll ever be "happy" going 1-4 in a five game stretch. If they continue to improve defensively and the improved play of Gill and Copeland carries over, we'll have a punchers chance in a couple of those, especially at home. I agree with @LK1 that I think we'll be a real tough out at PBA. Need more from Jordy, too.

 

Sports can be weird sometimes, especially college basketball. No reason we can't knock off a couple of "giants" the next couple weeks.

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When guessing records prior to the start of the season, I penciled in a 1-4 record with a win over BC.  I've seen nothing in the first few games to change my thoughts, especially with Roby out for a bit and at least not at 100% when he comes back.

 

If they can figure out how to shoot well against a good team, they might pick off one of the other games, but I wouldn't bet on it.

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15 hours ago, TimSmiles said:

-BC 

-at Mich st

-Minn.

-at creighton

-kansas

 

I'd be happy to win 2. 3 or more would be huge.

After BC its:

 

@ (3) Michigan State

v. (12) Minnesota

@ (25) Creighton

v. (2) Kansas

 

Just BRUTAL.

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