Right now, one. Auburn moved up into the top 75 by winning yesterday so our road win there is now Q1. Okie Lite would be another one if we can pull that off next Saturday. Ole Miss at home would be Q2 (they’re 65th, one spot below Auburn).
We moved up to #32 in NET this morning, LSU dropped below us after getting slapped around by Kentucky in the Cat Battle.
Definitely don’t agree that making the tournament every year should be the measuring stick on a season.
This team brought back really only one player that actually played to any degree. I knew there would be some hiccups as far as getting everybody to mesh together and
play as a cohesive unit despite the fantastic start.
I believe we can make the tournament, but I would not have been surprised If we really struggled in trying to get that many new players to play together and figure out roles and responsibilities. I think you have to look at season realistically on what you had coming back.
I’d like to get back to that point where we can expect the tournament every year, but we aren’t there now. Get back in once, then we can work on making it a habit. If we stay healthy and take advantage of this portion of the schedule (three straight SEC home games) I’ll feel a lot more confident.
Teams that probably aren’t going to make the Dance this year: Duke. UNC. Kentucky. Michigan State. Tiger High. Some others are teetering: Virginia Tech, Louisville, UConn
The hogs are riding the fence to make the dance as well in my opinion. The Missouri Road game is one the Hogs need to win! Nothing is certain or set in stone. I just hope Smith’s injury is taken into account in looking at the Hogs losses in the SEC while he was out of the lineup.
Our Hogs will get to a point where they have respect nationally again it just takes time! CEM has shown he can keep top instate talent at home that’s
A major improvement over the past.
Are you saying if Muss makes one tournament, then he is a lock every year from there?
We were in three of the five tournaments from 2015 to 2019. Missed 2016 because of counterfeit scandal and 2019 because we were the youngest team in the nation. Those things can happen. Cannot predict those.
That 2018-19 team had as many newcomers as this season, except most of the newcomers in 2018-19 were freshmen.
I agree with (what I think is) the point of this thread: A basic measure of a successful season is that the Arkansas men’s basketball team should make the NCAAT every year. \
Obviously, there are many factors involved in any individual season…… but making the Dance should be expected from this program every year. Time has proven that when you have the right coach, making the NCAAT is common, and missing it is the exception.