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Who's our best win of the season?

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by ekfornam, Jan 13, 2019 at 3:05 PM.

  1. ekfornam

    ekfornam Junior

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    Here's all I could find:

    10-5 Arkansas (10-7 after they travel to Knoxville and Oxford this week)
    10-7 Butler
    8-8 Stanford
    8-8 West Virginia

    Not one of these teams are currently projected for the NCAA Tournament.

    After that our best win is 6-10 North Florida. I feel like crying. We have absolutely nothing on our resume, except for some "quality losses". We really need to beat Mississippi State Tuesday.
     
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  2. GatorPlanet

    GatorPlanet GC Hall of Fame

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    Don't cry, li'l camper.
     
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  3. GatorLurker

    GatorLurker GC Hall of Fame

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    While the results so far have been disappointing, we are Gators in all kinds of weather.
     
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  4. cincinnatigator

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    A 32 point win over Butler is pretty impressive. Maybe if we could make shots there will be more wins like this.
     
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  5. GratefulGator

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    WVU is 0-4 in Big12
     
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  6. ekfornam

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    It was a 34 point win actually! And don't get me wrong, 34 point wins are nice, but A) Butler is now 10-7, and B) the NCAA no longer uses MOV after it gets to 10 points. So in the end, that epic blowout of Butler goes down as nothing more than a home victory over a mediocre opponent. Sucks, but that's the case.

    In fact, I bet Butler's 7 point win over us on a neutral court counts more than our 34-point win over them in Gainesville. That's just how it works now.
     
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  7. ekfornam

    ekfornam Junior

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    Gotta love the disagree rating. Disagree on what exactly?
     
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  8. ekfornam

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    And Stanford is 1-3 in the miserable Pac 12. And Butler is 1-3 in a very down Big East. And Arkansas will be 1-4 in the SEC after next weekend.

    It's still early, but we absolutely must get some Ws vs the upper SEC teams.
     
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  9. vaxcardinal

    vaxcardinal GC Hall of Fame

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    It’s not that complicated. I’m guessing they disagree on something you wrote in your post.
     
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  10. diamondted13

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    A Butler team on fast-track to NIT......we have no wins vs. the field at this point. Plenty of opportunities left for quality wins but do you have any confidence in this team pulling off more than a couple? 2 or 3 wins vs. the field probably won't be enough, even with a weak crop of bubble teams.
     
  11. GratefulGator

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    Agreed. I am not one for moral victories, but we played a veteran #3 team very closely.
    Hopefully the light comes on soon for these guys.
     
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  12. GatorLurker

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    I didn't give the disagree, but the selection committee now looks at KenPom rankings and that beatdown of Butler helped our KenPom ranking a lot.
     
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  13. BLING

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    Yeah we've got nothing. We played a tough schedule, but dropped ALL the tougher games even at home, and a couple of our losses aren't even great. We did battle Michigan State and UT at home, but we really needed the W column so coming up short doesn't give us much to go on. We'll have more opportunities in league play, that's the good news for now. After the out of conference, it was pretty obvious we'd need about 10+ SEC wins (perhaps 11+ including the SECT). If we get 10 wins that'll mean we beat some quality teams and deserve the NCAA tourney. If we don't, then it just proves what we were this year and don't deserve the NCAAT. It's as simple as that. Right now, it seems like 10 wins will be an uphill climb. So until we beat somebody or get on a roll, my projection is negative.
     
  14. 33hoop

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    NIT or bust this year! But we are gonna lose some dead weight at the end of this season and if we get a big that can score, we will be back to the big dance next year. If not, White may be looking for work in the mid majors.
     
  15. cincinnatigator

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    I'd say we might beat Kentucky once, and maybe Miss St. There are chances to make the tournament if we beat the unranked teams. We don't really have to have a stellar win to make the field. Just don't lose to someone we're supposed to beat. That means we need a really impressive run between Feb 13 and March 6. We'd finish 20-11 if we do that and a definite spot in the tournament.
     
  16. diamondted13

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    You mean like SC?
     
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  17. cincinnatigator

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    Yep otherwise we're NIT bound, which is where I think we're going.
     
  18. swampgas44

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    The committee uses several ratings and more than one single metric in evaluating teams before tournament time.