Which was updated Saturday with 115 new brackets. How many of those brackets were done after the SAO game, I do not know, but I don’t think any 4 seeds are going to pass us. Florida State is the only 4 that played today and they lost. If the committee agrees, we’re in good shape.
Lunardi bumped us down to the last 3 seed tonight, but he had FSU at #15 before the Noles lost.
Georgia Tech’s win doesn’t do anything for the bubble, because they were in anyway, but Georgetown sure did.
One more note: Abilene Christian is winning big in the Southland final and North Texas won CUSA. So that’s two conference champs we beat as rent-a-wins.
Teams that depend too much on 3 pointers usually die with a bad shooting night. Got to do a better job of scoring at the rim in the tournament. I thought yesterday’s game was a sloppy disorganized attempt to play a big game.
I was not surprised. Two games in a row against strong, athletic teams. Williams out. Many of our shots and free throws were coming up short. Notae looked spent; left it on the floor the day before. Smith had a good game, but we needed to feed him more, and better, setting screens, hustling…that takes some high energy and we didn’t seem to have it.
We’re still a tough out with a bit of rest and a full team.
Would have been blown out early if not for Moody. Once he cooled off it was a struggle.
Odd game, usually tired teams foul a lot, but LSU had only shot 3 FT’s until late. But they made theirs count 13-15. Difference maker.
When Moody was left wide open a few times early in a possession Notae failed to pass him the ball. The SEC tourney is where a team needs to be able to play 8 to 9 deep and get production from all of those players. The hogs were without Williams but no one is mentioning KK. Both of those guys would have made a difference. Devo had a odd day shooting, Desi was a no show in his minutes, Notae was spent from giving it all the day before and Vanover was ineffective on both ends to the floor. Tate was in the normal foul trouble and that has become a trend lately. That leaves Smith and Moody to carry the team. That not enough bullets to fire in combat.
Lunardi still has us a three seed after last nights game. That appears safe regardless of outcomes today.
I agree depth will be a huge deal and much improved with Jaylin back, and the biggest thing overall for tournament time is give the ball to moody in crunch time!!!
Seriously if moody isn’t bringing the ball up the court next time in a one possession game in the clutch I’m gonna have to go fight muss. BUt I trust muss to correct the issue and we won’t see Notae or anyone else keeping the ball out of Moody’s hands going down the stretch again this year. Boy we are gonna miss moody. I hope he leaves us with a big going away present
right on, daboar, that Mizzou game was a battle, a mental and physical battle. and with Moses and Justin playing 40 minutes a game, KK out, Bam out, Jaylin out, connor unable to play D vs these teams, desi in a slump, Tate in a slump…well I’m just glad we have a few days to regroup for the tourney that matters.