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    LE could have 18 wins going into the conference tourney

    Southern Miss is 16-10 and has two games left against teams with 20 wins and two teams with losing records. They are in sixth place in a twelve team conference. Will they be in the NIT? They are in Conference USA with Memphis and UTEP.


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    Re: LE could have 18 wins going into the conference tourney

    They probably need to finish top 4 to get into the NIT. Their non-conference is pretty lackluster.

    It's good to see Larry rally the troops after the rough start they had in conference play.



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    Re: LE could have 18 wins going into the conference tourney

    Quote Originally Posted by cdekovic View Post
    Southern Miss is 16-10 and has two games left against teams with 20 wins and two teams with losing records. They are in sixth place in a twelve team conference. Will they be in the NIT? They are in Conference USA with Memphis and UTEP.
    Probably no NIT for LE. Conference USA will have 2-3 max in the NCAA tourney this year. And only 32 teams make the NIT, so I doubt the conference could get 3 additional teams in the NIT.

    Additionally, 2 of Larry's wins came against non Division 1 teams. So. Miss would have to win 3 of their last 4 and win a couple in the tourney to have a shot IMO.



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    Re: LE could have 18 wins going into the conference tourney

    Even with an NIT appearance this year, makes it (5) years at the helm with only the NIT - seems like a pretty mediocre coaching record to me.
    I wonder if the AD still thinks he got a steal by hiring a former AP COY.


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    Re: LE could have 18 wins going into the conference tourney

    I still blame Bruce Van De Velde for firing LE and getting us into this mess.



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    Re: LE could have 18 wins going into the conference tourney

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    Even with an NIT appearance this year, makes it (5) years at the helm with only the NIT - seems like a pretty mediocre coaching record to me.
    I wonder if the AD still thinks he got a steal by hiring a former AP COY.
    You do realize he is at Southern Miss right? He started with less than G-Mac started with here...



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    Re: LE could have 18 wins going into the conference tourney

    Quote Originally Posted by Stingray View Post
    I still blame Bruce Van De Velde for firing LE and getting us into this mess.
    I blame JP for pulling the trigger way too early on Morgan, without a chance to correct any perceived issues JP though might have existed.


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    Re: LE could have 18 wins going into the conference tourney

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    You do realize he is at Southern Miss right? He started with less than G-Mac started with here...
    You do realize it was CUSA, with two non-div 1 teams on schedule right? I guess if we include his last (3) at ISU, that makes eight years with one NIT post-season appearance.,


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    Re: LE could have 18 wins going into the conference tourney

    Quote Originally Posted by Stingray View Post
    I still blame Bruce Van De Velde for firing LE and getting us into this mess.
    Yup, even Gary Thompson wanted to give Larry a second chance....but the last 2 AD's, (post Gene Smith), can't handle having an ego bigger than their own in this program....



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    Re: LE could have 18 wins going into the conference tourney

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    Even with an NIT appearance this year, makes it (5) years at the helm with only the NIT - seems like a pretty mediocre coaching record to me.
    I wonder if the AD still thinks he got a steal by hiring a former AP COY.
    Yeah, USM is a basketball powerhouse with recent a recent visit to the elite 8

    He really ran that program into the ground.



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    Re: LE could have 18 wins going into the conference tourney

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post

    He really ran that program into the ground.
    Worse than he did ours ?


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    Re: LE could have 18 wins going into the conference tourney

    Some might say taking Southern Miss to a tournament - any tournament - in 5 years is actually a decent rebuilding job.


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    Re: LE could have 18 wins going into the conference tourney

    Larry is doing better at USM than Mac is doing at ISU... hire Larry back!!



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    Re: LE could have 18 wins going into the conference tourney

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    You do realize he is at Southern Miss right? He started with less than G-Mac started with here...

    Debatable


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    Debatable
    You're kidding right?



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