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Basketball Schedule

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:36 pm
by sudog03
Loyola-Chicago went into #5 Florida and won last night. Per Massey ratings we have played the toughest schedule so far in the league. Let's take our medicine Saturday, win those last 3 non-conference games, hopefully get Wyatt healthy and get ready for league play. We open SoCon play with a 3 game homestand. With that and those last 3 non-conference games, we have a chance to get some real momentum going for the last half of the season.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:01 pm
by Cujo

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:08 pm
by sudog03
LOL. I'm trying man. It's either try to talk myself into this season getting salvaged or get myself excited for spring football.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:14 pm
by Smurf
Loyola-Chicago is now 9-1.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:15 pm
by Smurf
Valpo is 8-0 too although that win streak probably ends tonight with a game against Purdue.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:26 pm
by AP
03's right. We've played a tough schedule. We haven't played well against it, but we've played tough teams. Arkansas will make the tournament probably, and I could see them as a 6-seed or higher. There's plenty to play for, and SoCon play is important. But all that matters is four days in Asheville.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:39 pm
by Smurf
The SoCon is very important because it determines how we set ourselves up for those four days in Asheville. We need to be positioning ourselves for a quality seed and that begins on day one of the conference schedule.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:42 pm
by AP
Sure. Need to avoid the 4-in-4 schedule for the tournament, but once you're above that threshold you're good.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:51 pm
by sudog03
Yeah, personally, I'm not a big fan of the thinking that all that matters is the conference tournament. In fact, I think that run to the semi's last year, gave us an inflated view of where we were as a program. Unfortunately, I think we were much closer to the team that finished 7th in the league and lost it's last home game to Citadel. We've needed to take a serious look at our philosophy based on our personnel for some time. That finish to the season and the undue hype around it may have prevented us from taking a hard look at ourselves. If nothing else, I hope this start to the season has caused a re-evalution of what we are and hope to see a style like I did Tuesday night going forward.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:11 pm
by Cujo
I hate to say it, but I agree with 03 again. In my world, I like to think I've been a good influence on him and we are now seeing the fruit of my labor . . . . 03 is making sense.