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AA7
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re: How good is our bball really?
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Plus we did play for the SEC Championship.

Just happy to be there


GenesChin
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The Promise Land
Member since Feb 2012
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re: How good is our bball really?
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This year is similar to 2017 in football. Ten wins and a few positive moments, but no hardware.


Literally no one has hardware right now.

We still have the chance to hang a few banners in the arena with March accomplishments too


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TigerPaw1
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Member since Apr 2011
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re: How good is our bball really?
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The best team we have beaten is not unranked

Not unranked you say? Well that's a good thing


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WarDamn101
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Member since Sep 2012
418 posts

re: How good is our bball really?
Our basketball is great for Auburn standards. Going to the dance two years in a row is fantastic. I watched the team through the end of Ellis all the way through Barbee. This is great compared to that garbage shite we all had to endure. Pearl has done an excellent job, and I just hope we can keep him here.


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TheJones
Member since Nov 2009
21761 posts

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You'll get over it.


Unlikely


CincinnatiTiger
Auburn Fan
Cincinnati, OH
Member since May 2010
158 posts

re: How good is our bball really?
If we get a 6 seed or better I think sweet 16 would be a great year.


Aubie Spr96
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Member since Dec 2009
24780 posts

re: How good is our bball really?
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We have 20 wins in basketball.



This is my benchmark. If we are consistently winning 20 games, I'm good.


Pettifogger
Atlanta Braves Fan
Member since Feb 2012
53799 posts

re: How good is our bball really?
Sweet Sixteen isn't totally unrealistic and would absolutely be a great year. Even if we win one game in the tournament, especially against a half-decent team, it's a big accomplishment IMO.

I'm not trying to say we should be satisfied, but slogging through a tough back half of the season and winning a game or two in the tournament just helps solidify the program as competitive. We probably all got ahead of ourselves last year, but I really just want to look back on the Pearl years (hopefully a long time from now) and be able to say that it changed the trajectory of our basketball program in the long term.


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auzach91
Atlanta Braves Fan
Smyrna, GA
Member since Jan 2009
29275 posts

re: How good is our bball really?
Were an elite 8 team if we can hit our 3s. Out first round if we can’t. If we get on a little roll and the ball bounces in our favor we could absolutely make a run. If the bracket is like what lunardi has right now I could absolutely see us in the elite 8 beating Minnesota, Houston and Michigan matching up with Gonzaga/FSU with a trip to the final 4 on the line.







/o&b glasses off


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Weagle25
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re: How good is our bball really?
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There's 3 new threads on this board a week.


Hell there’s a thread that was locked yesterday that’s still half way up the first page.

Thank god for the mega threads sifting through all this traffic for me


TheJones
Member since Nov 2009
21761 posts

re: How good is our bball really?
[beatbammer]ITS NOT ABOUT THE AMOUNT ITS ABOUT THE DUPLICATION AND SNOWFLAKES THINKING EVERY frickING SPECIAL THOUGHT NEEDS A NEW SPECIAL frickING THREAD[/beatbammer]


Smoke7024
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re: How good is our bball really?
This team seems to be playing a little better lately. The earlier games don’t really mean anything now. Tourney time is coming. That’s when we have to get hot.

And honestly, other than the SEC title last year, I feel better about this team heading into tourney play than last year.
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mckibaj
Auburn Fan
Member since Nov 2010
4839 posts

re: How good is our bball really?
What are your expectations? My expectations with Pearl coming in was to be a consistent tournament team and be in the top half of the SEC. And some years contend for the SEC.

Last year's team went far over expectations for the regular season, especially for us to be sitting 2 scholarship players the whole season. That made this year's expectations lofty and made most people believe we would be a top 10 team.

Have we underperformed this year? Yeah, we have. The Ole Miss games, South Carolina game, and Kentucky on the road were not great games. This team has shown that they can be a competitor against good teams, they just have to find a way to win.

We we're 13-5 in the SEC last year. We're currently 10-7 with one more game. If Auburn has double digits SEC wins every year, I can be happy with that.
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ChexMix
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Member since Apr 2014
11839 posts

re: How good is our bball really?
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his is my benchmark. If we are consistently winning 20 games, I'm good.

Exactly. Auto entry in the dance and top five in the SEC with 20 wins.


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awestruck
Auburn Fan
somewhere outdoors
Member since Jan 2015
4315 posts

re: How good is our bball really?


... lest we forget the NCAA woes this team has overcome. In years past that'd of been more than enough to have undone them. It's still amazing to me to be at this point for two years running and the future looking to be as good if not better. Me, likey this trend.


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LanierSpots
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re: How good is our bball really?
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Just happy to be there


I think that is the sentiment now.


auburnnyc94
Auburn Fan
Member since Nov 2017
984 posts

re: How good is our bball really?
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I think that is the sentiment now.


Well, yeah, meaning people have regained their sensibilities after being knee jerky after losses.


RandySavage
Auburn Fan
Member since May 2012
21197 posts

re: How good is our bball really?
I wouldn't be surprised if we went to the Final 4 and I wouldn't be surprised if we lost by 30 in the first round.


auburnnyc94
Auburn Fan
Member since Nov 2017
984 posts

re: How good is our bball really?
I’d be surprised if we lost by 30 in r1. We have been blown out once all year, against a hot Kentucky team at Rupp. I think the worst first round possibility is just having one of those miserable offensive nights and losing like 60-54 to some very mediocre 10 or 11 seed.


Tigerman97
Auburn Fan
Member since Jun 2014
6640 posts

re: How good is our bball really?
In the end it isn't much different than football in the SEC. The difference between 8-5 and 10-2 is marginal but in the eyes of fans its enormous.

Our team is 10-7...last year we finished 13-5. You could argue that might have been 14-4 if AK stayed healthy and some of the loses wouldn't have been blow outs. The USCe game this year is why the league is so tough...they aren't a great team but they are well coached and they execute their plan night after night. You can't show up with your B game and expect a win in this league anymore.


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