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Discussion in 'Mens Basketball' started by BigJCy, Jun 3, 2020.
Holy crap that’s a weak non-con
That's how a non-con should be
Top heavy for sure. Probably play 3 top 25 teams though between Iowa and the Emerald Coast Classic group.
Also, I thought we were playing DePaul in the Big East game?
Flash back 5-7 years ago, we were not saying this.
Ducking Florida A&M this year?
I don’t like that Alabama A&M.
I've always said this. Schedule easy teams and get non-con wins.
And then if you’re in the position in March to get in the tournament (specifically on the bubble), your resume looks very meh.
2020-21 Nonconference Men's Basketball Schedule
Nov. 10 – Kennesaw State – Hilton Coliseum
Nov. 13 – Oregon State – Hilton Coliseum
Nov. 17 – Alabama A&M – Hilton Coliseum
Nov. 22 – Louisiana Monroe – Hilton Coliseum
Nov. 27 & 29 – Emerald Coast Classic – Florida/Illinois/Oregon – at Niceville, Fla.
Dec. 2 – South Dakota State – Hilton Coliseum
Dec. 6 – TBA (Big 12/Big East Battle)
Dec. 10 – at Iowa
Dec. 13 – Jackson State
Dec. 20 – North Carolina A&T
Dec. 22 – Chicago State
Jan. 23 – TBA (SEC/Big 12 Challenge)
There are plenty of challenging teams listed already, so filling in with possible cupcakes is probably pretty good this year.
But never sleep on North Carolina A&T. They were the random programmer powerhouse on an old March Madness game!
**** YEA! 0-0 record against Florida A&M in 2020-21!
Just don’t schedule the FAMU types. There’s no need for a challenging nonconference.
And if you’re not likely to be good, it’s better to roll the dice on which way you fall in the bubble than have no chance because you had a tough nonconference.
Barttorvik projected rankings for non-conference opponents:
Kennesaw State #335
Oregon State #159
Alabama A&M #325
Louisiana Monroe #247
Florida #9/Oregon #15/Illinois #36
South Dakota State #98
Jackson State #275
North Carolina A&T #290
Chicago State #331
SEC/Big 12 Challenge Opponent ?
Weak schedule is good for a team with so many new faces coming off a poor season. Learn to play together and build confidence and chemistry. More time to get more guys minutes and see what we have and who works together.
I don't worry about that. If you take care of business things work themselves out.
I don’t trust us playing any A&M school. Prairie View A&M, Texas A&M, Alabama A&M, it doesn’t matter, I’m scarred for life.
Yep, plenty of resume chances in conference play.
If you're relying on a win in November to put you over the hump in March, you don't deserve to get in anyway.
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