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    Starts in a few weeks. Is getting no love.
    Quite possibly the best squad we have in 2017 on campus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Starts in a few weeks. Is getting no love.
    Quite possibly the best squad we have in 2017 on campus.

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    Geaux
    22+ wins and a spot in the big dance

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    Will win a lot more games than football, yes I hit the "easy" button!


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    I halfway expect a slow start due to the number of new guys that will be contributing even though they were part of the program last year and even though we have most of our starters back. Ole Miss and the Caymans Classic will be good tests but I'm not going to get too low if we don't shine in those. Still, the amount of talent on the team should be able to keep us in those games.

    Jay Wright was a big part of what we did, so we'll need guys to pick up that slack and be that spark that he was at times.

    Very excited for the season though.


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    Anyone going to basketball dinner tomorrow?


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    Slow start, strong finish.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wcd35 View Post
    I halfway expect a slow start due to the number of new guys that will be contributing even though they were part of the program last year and even though we have most of our starters back. Ole Miss and the Caymans Classic will be good tests but I'm not going to get too low if we don't shine in those. Still, the amount of talent on the team should be able to keep us in those games.

    Jay Wright was a big part of what we did, so we'll need guys to pick up that slack and be that spark that he was at times.

    Very excited for the season though.
    Agree on all points. I think it will take time to develop some on court chemistry but seems like the players sincerely like one another, and this team has real leadership. Not just Bryce either.

    Im going to be patient though because I fully expect this team to be fun to watch, very talented and playing their best basketball in February-March.

    Anyone have an update on K Evan's back situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UL_BayouCajun View Post
    22+ wins and a spot in the big dance
    Anything less than 25 regular season wins will be a big disappointment

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    I am hopeful that the games in Cuba will have them further along in developing chemistry. Excited especially since I lost 20 pounds since last season. Hopefully I will fit better in those seats.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Anything less than 25 regular season wins will be a big disappointment
    I'll take 20-11 but playing their best basketball in the SBC and NCAA tournaments...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    I'll take 20-11 but playing their best basketball in the SBC and NCAA tournaments...
    Bob Marlin just let out a sigh of relief... as he whispered to himself "I can do that".

    Then he sent a quick message to Turbine requesting "Please take a poll on Ragin Pagin titled: 'The two most unpopular head coaches at UL'". That Marlin is so tricky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    I'll take 20-11 but playing their best basketball in the SBC and NCAA tournaments...
    The allegedly most talented team with four starters returning, and only 20 wins. I've got a feeling we're more likely to win 25 than the SBC tournament. But that NCAA tops all, even a losing record. Boy???? I just don't get that view, getting lucky for three or four games vs actually being good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcd35 View Post
    I halfway expect a slow start due to the number of new guys that will be contributing even though they were part of the program last year and even though we have most of our starters back. Ole Miss and the Caymans Classic will be good tests but I'm not going to get too low if we don't shine in those. Still, the amount of talent on the team should be able to keep us in those games.

    Jay Wright was a big part of what we did, so we'll need guys to pick up that slack and be that spark that he was at times.

    Very excited for the season though.
    I agree with all this as well, replacing Wright is the biggest question mark. From what I've heard Stroman is a solid PG but might not be able to score like Wright. I am really interested in seeing what Russell can do as a true freshman especially since he couldn't play over the summer. He could be the one to provide that spark.
    Looking at the tournament in the caymans, that Iowa game is huge. Pull off an upset there and your playing 2 other pretty good teams and your getting a nice RPI boost. Lose that one and it's off to the losers bracket which could be a big RPI hit.
    This team should be right in there for Sun Belt regular season championship. UTA is going to be very good again, I expect Troy and GA State to be in contention as well. This team should have the depth to be fresh for the tournament and hopefully that is when they will be at their best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    The allegedly most talented team with four starters returning, and only 20 wins. I've got a feeling we're more likely to win 25 than the SBC tournament. But that NCAA tops all, even a losing record. Boy???? I just don't get that view, getting lucky for three or four games vs actually being good.
    Well, by your own comment, it wouldn't be getting lucky if we're expecting them to win and win big. I just think early season losses are inevitable with a team that will be learning to play with each other. I'm not going to pigeon hole myself. I don't think 25 wins is a ridiculous goal at all, but expecting that is a little different story. I'd rather be playing well into March than 13-2 halfway, then sitting at home when the fun starts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAWFISH61 View Post
    I am hopeful that the games in Cuba will have them further along in developing chemistry. Excited especially since I lost 20 pounds since last season. Hopefully I will fit better in those seats.
    congrats but I may have found said weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Starts in a few weeks. Is getting no love.
    Quite possibly the best squad we have in 2017 on campus.

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    Geaux
    I'm calling for a Victory right out of the gate. In fact, I think we'll go 2-0 in Oxford that weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatch View Post
    I agree with all this as well, replacing Wright is the biggest question mark. From what I've heard Stroman is a solid PG but might not be able to score like Wright. I am really interested in seeing what Russell can do as a true freshman especially since he couldn't play over the summer. He could be the one to provide that spark.
    Looking at the tournament in the caymans, that Iowa game is huge. Pull off an upset there and your playing 2 other pretty good teams and your getting a nice RPI boost. Lose that one and it's off to the losers bracket which could be a big RPI hit.
    This team should be right in there for Sun Belt regular season championship. UTA is going to be very good again, I expect Troy and GA State to be in contention as well. This team should have the depth to be fresh for the tournament and hopefully that is when they will be at their best.
    Four of five starters back plus two letered players. No, I'm not buying chemistry. Granted the most important position isn't a player from last year. Additionally the transfer players have been practicing for over a year together. No, unless our point guard sucks I'm expecting immediate results. Good lord we don't need five starters back to play well early.

    I in fact predicted we'd have plenty of excuses for Big Fish struggling early.

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    I no longer purchase basketball tickets since they moved lot C across to Cajun field. You guys keep me posted OK.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Cajun View Post
    Anyone going to basketball dinner tomorrow?
    Yes I am. Note this is for RCAF donors above a certain level. It is usually a pleasant evening Members of both the men's and Women's teams introduce themselves to the attendees. Some of these young people are often a little nervous when doing so which is understandable

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Agree on all points. I think it will take time to develop some on court chemistry but seems like the players sincerely like one another, and this team has real leadership. Not just Bryce either.

    Im going to be patient though because I fully expect this team to be fun to watch, very talented and playing their best basketball in February-March.

    Anyone have an update on K Evan's back situation?
    Evans misesed the first few days of practice and then did participate for a couple of weeks. At that point his issue flared up again. He is not expected back until Christmas. I am not sure he will be able to contribute much at that point.

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