Originally Posted by rserina
And Georgetown was a miracle Brewer NBA continuation call away from beating us as a 7-seed. Of course there are plenty of good teams that can beat us in the tournament. Precious few teams are unbeatable.
But the fact that we have not played many close games or that we may have lost in the two we did or that we could potentially lose two of our three late season road contests does not necessarily mean we are any less capable of a run than it did when the 2006 team lost all six of its games decided by six points or less until finally wining one against SC in the conference title game, then doing the same thing to Georgetown on the way to a national title.
Similarly, if you turn those around and we win the close games or road games, it doesn't necessarily mean we will win those same tough games in March.
The only thing that matters is the kids on the floor, how they play together, how they compete, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how they compare with their opponents at the moment. Now, you can appeal for precedent to the games already played, but 2-3 losses in certain situations is a pretty limited sample size, as the 2006 team showed.
As usual, you are on the money.
The best time to predict anything is after it has occurred.
When the SEC season, the SEC tournament and the NCAA tournament are all over, I can tell you what the Gators will do. Now, where did I put my Time Machine?