There was about 8 teams in action Saturday and the ACC had a good showing winning all but 1. The biggest surprise to me is how well GT is doing. Few people thought Brian Gregory was more than a ho-hum hire. He basically inherited the same situation as Jeff Bzz at Wake Forest, except he’s turning out to be a much better coach.
FSU also won their game against Tulsa. That leaves them one more OOC game, on the road against Auburn. The last time FSU went there they lost. If FSU wins they would have salvaged what turned out to be a rough first half of the season where I thought FSU could kiss their NCAAT hopes good bye, but as of now, they have some decent wins and seem to improving.
I think FSU and the ACC’s problem in general this year will be how many teams get in the tourney. I would guess no more than five will get in. FSU will have to beat Auburn and go 11-7 in conference to get to 20 wins and they have 2 bad losses to So. Al. (6-6) and Mercer (7-6). At this point I would put them on the outside looking in. If they make their ACC wins count (only get one shot at Dook) and don’t have any bad ACC losses they might get in, but they probably need to finish 4th or 5th, or get 12 or more conf wins. whichever comes first.
I can just about guarantee that FSU will finish in the top 5 of the conference. They’ve got some resume building type of wins against St. Joe, Charlotte and BYU. If FSU beats Auburn, the magic number to get into the NCAAT is 10 conference wins, I think FSU can do it. It’s been a very typical Leonard Hamilton coached season, start out slow, get some good wins against the conference.
Care to revise your prediction, Garrett? Auburn was another bad loss. The committee frowns upon bad losses and they pretty much end up cancelling out any good wins FSU has had so far. They could go on a tear. Definitely have a lot of good pieces and an exceptional G in Snaer, but now I’m thinking anything less than 4th place (and 12+ wins) or an ACC tourney win keeps the noles out of the NCAAT.
Looking forward to the game tomorrow. FSU has an advantage inside, but Snaer’s going to find it tough going vs Clemson’s D. If the Tigers don’t brick it up and get some shots to fall, I think they win.
If the Tigers don’t brick it up and get some shots to fall, I think they win.
Care to revise your prediction?
Clemson shot 21-54 (39%), 6-20 (30%) 3pt. It’s that’s not the very definition of ‘bricking it up’, I don’t know what is. And they only lost by 5. I’d say my prediction was spot on.
Oh ok. Nice prediction, if the Noles D shuts us down and they make more shots than us, we will lose. Got it.
Prediction; If the Noles play D and hit shots this year it will be a good season.
If my prediction wasn’t valid in the first place, why would you ask if I want to revise it? I wasn’t talking to you anyway. Point is, if Clemson even shoots their avg, they win that game. That wasn’t your D, it was our O. If you really want to be a smartass it helps to be right. Otherwise you’re just a dumbass.
FSU is now 2-0 in the ACC after beating Maryland on the road with an exciting finish. I don’t recall another time FSU had this many good wins and at the same time, bad losses this early in the season.
Your right, 10 wins in the ACC is not going to cut it for FSU this year. I was not expecting a loss to Auburn and I totally forgot about the ACC going to an 18 game schedule.
I’m just passing on the info that I’ve read about, I did not even see the Clemson game for myself. I did watch most of the Maryland game, Karl Hess was one of the refs and I could not believe my eyes, the officials let the teams play aggressive aside a few token ticky-tack fouls.