Will 20 Wins Get Us To The Tourney?

Discussion in 'Vols Hoops' started by gorockytop101, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. gorockytop101

    gorockytop101 New Member

    Obviously, it's a major stretch, but I'm curious.

    Seems like a nice run at the end of the season would do wonders for our RPI.
     
  2. Tar Volon

    Tar Volon Me Blog @RockyTopTalk.com

    I'm pretty sure it would. But you're right, major stretch
     
  3. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    We have a boat-load of quality wins. We just need more wins, total.
     
  4. Tar Volon

    Tar Volon Me Blog @RockyTopTalk.com

    I'm starting to question UConn's quality. But we have a nice pair over Florida, and we'd need to beat Bama or Vandy for this situation to work. But we have four bad (RPI 100+) losses to compensate for (Oakland, Charleston, Georgia, Peay) and one 200+ (Peay).
     
  5. Indy

    Indy Chieftain

    does our road record affect whether we get into the Tourney? I always thought bad road teams were less likely to make it.
     
  6. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Well-Known Member

    Three of those four losses were prior to a very significant roster addition. I'm not going to get ahead of myself. This team is still way too flawed for me to get excited about the prospects of running the table. That said, take a look at the teams at the back end of the projected field right now. It doesn't take much of a resume to get in the discussion.
     
  7. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Well-Known Member

    If they win out, they'll be on a four game road winning streak.
     
  8. Indy

    Indy Chieftain

    that's a good point. I don't know, i just don't see it happening, and i get tired of the people acting like it's going to happen. I don't see us even coming close to winning out.
     
  9. Tar Volon

    Tar Volon Me Blog @RockyTopTalk.com

    Fair point. And last year, three teams got in at 19-14, which we can do with 5-1 and a tourney win. But considering what happened last time people got excited about NCAA tournament possibilities, I'll remain a skeptic until we actually take care of an abysmal road team on Wednesday.
     
  10. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Well-Known Member

    I'm not even going to consider the possibility of making the NCAA Tournament unless UT sweeps next week.
     
  11. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    They can lose next sat and I wont write them off. They can't lose more than 1 the rest of the season though.
     
  12. Tar Volon

    Tar Volon Me Blog @RockyTopTalk.com

    While this is likely true, but official position remains and will remain "beat Arkansas."
     
  13. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Agree 100%. Cannot lose to that team.
     
  14. zehr27

    zehr27 8th's VIP

    Bama suspends their 3 top players indefinitely. Did we just get a miracle for next saturday?
     
  15. tvolsfan

    tvolsfan Chieftain

    If Tennessee makes the NCAA tournament I'll start to believe that Martin will be cutting down nets some time in his career.

    However, I don't see it. Let's not get ahead of ourselves here.
     
  16. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    If this team wins 5 of their last 6, which is what it will take, that would make them 11-6 since conference play started plus the addition of stokes. It would also make them 8-2 in their last 10.

    All of those things lead me to think that unless they are one and done in the sect they would be sitting pretty good for at minimum a play in game.

    That said, i'll be please with a nit birth.
     
  17. zehr27

    zehr27 8th's VIP

    I think we will lose to Arky this week and then this will all be over. Just a hunch.
     
  18. Tar Volon

    Tar Volon Me Blog @RockyTopTalk.com

    I have the same hunch, despite Arky being truly horrid on the road so far this year. If the team shows me they can stay focused and pull out a win a couple days after a big road upset, that will impress me almost as much as getting the road upset in the first place.
     
  19. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Well-Known Member

    Unless the guards throw the ball away 30 times, which is certainly possible, Maymon, Hall, and Stokes should absolutely obliterate the Arkansas frontcourt.
     
  20. Volnbama

    Volnbama Contributor

    yesterday was the first time I've seen them play. Their center looked like an absolute stiff. Hopefully Hall keeps building on his good play
     

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