Two Questions

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  1. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Fill in the blanks:

    1. If TN LOSES* to Auburn on Saturday, they will need to win ______ games in the SECT to make the NCAA Tournament.

    2. If TN BEATS* Auburn on Saturday, they will need to win _______ games in the SECT to make the NCAA tournament.

    * Assume the margin of any win / loss to be 10 points or less.
     
  2. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    I kinda think either way, they need to win the SEC tournament
     
  3. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    3 to play catch up and get on a packed bubble
    1 to get to 19 wins and knocking late floundering teams off the bubble
    Imho

    Now they supposedly look at various things, such as a hot late team, record with injured players and without, are players back or hurt, etc. Which should be a break if they consider we lost our sec leading assist leader and best on ball defender senior pg, and if it were to happen, finish the season with wins over UF, UK and AU btbtb.
     
  4. 2Maggitt2Quit

    2Maggitt2Quit Chieftain

    1) All
    2) 1 to 2.
     
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  5. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    1. All.
    2. 2.
     
  6. BigOrangeBeech

    BigOrangeBeech Poster of the Month, July 2014 and recruiting guy!

    If they beat AU Saturday, I think 2 wins gets them in. Possibly 1 with help from other games and other bubble teams losing. Our problem right now is there are 2 or 3 other SEC teams that are right there with us battling for the same spot so the SECT could really play a huge part in this.

    They lose to AU Saturday they have to win the tournament to get in.
     
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  7. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Followup:

    Tennessee’s chances of beating Auburn on Saturday are _______%.
     
  8. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    42
     
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  9. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    still think we'll need the auto bid
     
  10. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    50/50
     
  11. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    4

    4
     
  12. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    5%

    Pearl just has Deacon's number. Had it when he was here and Deacon was at Texas and still does. Can't explain it, he just does.
     
  13. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    1. Win the tournament
    2. One or two

    Even shot.

    Finishing with wins over UF, UK, and AU (3 tournament teams) and a win in the tournament would get them to 19. I think 20 is a lock with an AU win Sat.
     
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  14. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Our rankings, as of today, are as follows -

    NET - 57
    RPI - 54
    BPI - 51

    We ain't getting in unless we win the SECT.
     
  15. SGMVols

    SGMVols Contributor

    Barnes beat the hell out of Pearl’s 31 win team here.
     
  16. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    So, you’re saying win out - all of’em.

    I don’t know how all of those numbers stack up, but you seem to think they aren’t good enough and I trust you to know, instead.
     
  17. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    To have what we have out there this year and be up for discussion to have an all sec player, sec d poy candidate and on the bubble after losing turner makes for a solid and unexpected year imo. Blew some leads and such but when you have 3 freshmen on the floor so often, shit happens. Gotta beat auburn. If we do the rest is kinda gravy, and I may even go to my first ever NIT game if they get a home game. The kids deserve what the fans can give them. They fight. Its ugly often and we make dumb mistakes but they fight and I believe many of the mistakes are guys trying too hard. There is a fine line. JJJ looks like he found it recently. Bowden looks less herky jerky.
     
  18. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Yup, early season in Newark if I remember correctly when the team was not playing well. And got destroyed 2 years earlier and blew a 20 point lead the year before.

    By my quick court Barnes is 3-7 against Pearl lifetime.
     
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  19. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    We need to be, ideally, in the 30s to have a legitimate shot. I'm just not sure anything less than winning the SECT gets us there.
     
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  20. BigOrangeBeech

    BigOrangeBeech Poster of the Month, July 2014 and recruiting guy!

    Depends on the matchups in the tourney. If we play and beat some of the teams that are on the bubble with us could be the play in for us.

    I still dont think we have to win the tournament as long as we beat AU Saturday. But we need bubble teams to lose to help our chances the most.

    That said we probably lose by 20 Saturday.

    But I really won't care that much because of what happened last night.
     

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