[quote="bballguy, post:5, topic:1724"]I have a feeling our non-conference schedule will be just as weak next season as it was 2 seasons ago when we just missed out on the tournament. We're going to need easy wins.[/quote]
I was thinking the same thing. With four seniors gone and Buie a huge question mark. Who the heck would our starting five even be?!?
Agreed. I don’t think the tournament is a realistic goal next year, so what is the next scheduling priority?
We should always schedule the same – similar to this year. If not, we could miss the tournament in the years that we play above expectations. For example, what if next year Sasa somehow becomes a 20 point a game guy and Bowman lights it up from 3 and we end up .500 in conference? That would stink to not make the tournament because we scheduled down to expectations. In theory, we should win at least 7 or 8 of the games we scheduled this year no matter what our roster looks like.
I have a different philosophy when it comes to that. I think you have to have a realistic goal as to what you want to accomplish each year.
If next year’s team plays a schedule like we have this year, it’s possible that you can have a 6 or 7 win season. That does not so the program ANY good at all.
You will be breakingin a LOT of new faces, who will need a LOT of work. Schedule team that you can 1.) beat 2.) have success running the offensive and defensive schemes that you are trying to instill in those players.
Success is more important than some lottery-type post season chances. Have a schedule where you can realistically win 8 or nine games in the OOC.