Dook’s home noncon schedule last season:
Army (K’s alma mater)
Ohio State (Big Ten-ACC Challenge, next game after Gonzaga)
Their schedule for 22-23 is not complete, but they have neutral games with Kansas and Iowa, play Oregon State and two other games in the Phil Knight tournament in Portland, and the Suckeyes come to Durham in the Challenge. Everything else so far in noncon is in Cameron,
And Kentucky is notably not on the upcoming Dook schedule. Squid is playing Sparty, Meechigan, UCLA and Kansas, but not Dook. Kansas is the SEC-BT challenge and it’s in Rupp this year.
With the prospects that Sir Muss is now bringing in and a full year of his coaching, look for us to have many more “one and done players”. I think that we really need a preseason before an almost totally new team can mesh with Sir Muss’s system, and inserting a really tough opponent too early is not necessary for us to get national recognition (with of course winning it all a few years in a row).
Pigfoot, I agree with you. I watch Calipari (who is a good coach no matter what many believe) bring in Top 5 classes on a yearly basis and they don’t win nattys. As good as Coach K, and Tom Izzo are, I’ve seen them have classes that failed to bring home the “gold.” I like Muss, I believe he is a great coach, but so far we haven’t made it to a FF, let alone a title. If we get bounced this year, will people’s opinion of Muss change? Mike never got us to the second weekend, now Muss has, the question becomes can he get us to the third?