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with a 5* roster and Calipari who is a pretty good coach. College basketball is just weird. So much parody. If the SEC weren't down this season, we would have been in the tourney. We missed it by a few teams. Couldn't beat Florida but not many teams can this year. Grant has the ability to succeed, but I do think he will have to pick it in recruiting. He's been able to get some quality guys, but maybe not enough of them. Pearl would be lightning no doubt. Probably the only attainable coach out there I would possibly give up Grant for, but we'd be giving up on everything Grant has been trying to build.
If Noel doesn't get hurt, they dance.
1 - Kentucky won it all last year, creates a little more wiggle room.
2 - SEC was down, don't you think that help create some of our success
you could say the same thing about steele and us losing games we shouldn't have lost. they still had a roster full of 5*s without noel.
Biggest difference is how the coaches respond to adversity. Cal went and recruited a ridiculous class of talent and publicly stated his players underperformed this year, and he will not accept it any longer. No positions are secure for returning starters. Yes, KY has recruiting advantages but it's not just about talent. Effort, a commitment to excellence, and repercussions for not meeting them should also play a factor.
This post was edited by RZ4Life 13 months ago
So true on multiple levels.
1 - that was last year. calipari + 5*s and they still went to the NIT (and got embarrassed btw).
2 - sure, but i think we were better than that. if we had more quality opponents to play, we would have had more opportunities for good wins that the selection committee like so much. i think we were good enough to win a lot of those, at least the ones at home.
You just simply can not compare KY to Bama. KY lost thier entire roster to the NBA and were a hell of alot younger than us on the court. If we were having our issues because we lost 3 or 4 starters to the pros I could live with it. We didn't do squat last year.
Yes, he recruits a rediculous class every year. That is the luxury of a good coach at UK. Bama can not draw that type player, at least in those numbers, even if Cal were our coach.
It will take time to get to get to that type recruiting no matter the coach.
UK was also a team of all freshman who had never played one game together. Their season was an anomaly for their coach and not the norm. We only played one freshman this year, and our core has played together for 2 full years. Why do you think we would have more wins if we played against more good teams. We finished the regular season w/o any top 50 wins, which is the first time that has happened in the regular season for Alabama as far back as I can find. However if someone has the RPI numbers for gottfrieds first two years, or Hobbs last two then those teams probably had the same thing.
This post was edited by IvoryTusk 13 months ago
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Kentucky also did not have eight contributors back from a year ago either. I'll never understand how we are supposed to feel better when Kentucky fails with basically the youngest team in collegiate sports history. Even younger than the barns football team the past 3 years (G). Pun intended.
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How many chances did we have for top 50 wins ?? I know we played Cinci and VCU in December. I know it's an excuse l, but those were games in our bad stretch and on the road when we were trying to learn how to play without Steele and CE. After that every chance we had were games that top 5 or 10 teams would struggle winning...@Mizz @UF @OM and Florida on a neutral court. We had zero Top 50 games at home. And we beat Nova, UT twice, and UK. 51,58, and 56 RPI. It sounds bad with zero top 50 wins, but when you dig into it, it's not as bad as it appears.
The conference being down hurt our resume. If we had 7 or 8 chances at top 50 wins with half of those being at home, we may win 3 or 4.
This post was edited by UAgrad09 13 months ago
It wouldn't have mattered IMO. The theme this selection year was obviously not who you beat but who you lost to. We're in if we didn't lose to Mercer, Tulane and Auburn. Those teams were way way awful. No excuses boys, none. Gotta get better somehow.
It's almost like watching Saturday Nite Live.
Well i agree with you there. I'm not saying a couple of top 50 wins would have gotten us in the dance, I'm just giving more insight on why we had zero top 50 wins. It looks/sounds worse on the surface than it really was.
Mercer, Tulane and Auburn beat us. So yes, it does look and sound bad as it is. Now if just one of those snuck up and bit us it would be another story to tell. But 3 horrible teams beat us two of them on our own court! It is what it is though. Until we take every sport serious like we do football we will be at best average and have a few peak years thrown in a decade.
I am talking about our top 50 games only, nothing else. I was replying to a poster that brought up the fact we had zero top 50 wins. I am not talk about our "bad losses"!
One thread compares Coach Grant to Coach K and now this......A Day needs to get here, fast.
i had a mentle brake and i aint gonna fix it either
Really? Whew, I'm glad I didn't see the thread comparing him to coach K lol. Or maybe I did, I don't know lol. I too am glad spring ball is here.
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