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Post by Aggiealum13 » May 28th, 2019, 4:32 pm

1. Preseason Top 25.
2. Expect sellouts at home.
2. Back-to-Back MWC titles.
3. Winning at least a game in NCAA tournament.
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Post by tinplater » May 28th, 2019, 5:08 pm

Hope you are right...one immediate benefit is I expect the Spectrum to rock this year.



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Post by trombone_ninja » May 28th, 2019, 5:10 pm

I think our ceiling is even higher than that, tbh

Which I guess only means that we could win 2 games in the tournament lol


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Post by ViAggie » May 28th, 2019, 5:28 pm

WINNING and lots of it!
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Post by ThunderAggie » May 28th, 2019, 5:31 pm

Just curious, what are the thoughts on our record for next year.

Depending on our OOC games, I think we should be able to do better than this season's OOC. Conference wise, Nevada should not be as much of a threat as well. I know some teams got some good transfers and teams like New Mexico, Fresno, etc continue to be up and coming, but we did not lose any of our top 4 scorers and have added a very good recruiting class. I just don't see many MW teams beating us this next season. On the "high expectations side", I say we go 11-2 OOC (we went 10-3 this season) and then go 16 -2 in conference. (we went 15-3 this season as well) This would mean a 27 - 4 record going into the conference tournament.



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Post by Aggiealum13 » May 28th, 2019, 5:35 pm

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Just curious, what are the thoughts on our record for next year.

Depending on our OOC games, I think we should be able to do better than this season's OOC. Conference wise, Nevada should not be as much of a threat as well. I know some teams got some good transfers and teams like New Mexico, Fresno, etc continue to be up and coming, but we did not lose any of our top 4 scorers and have added a very good recruiting class. I just don't see many MW teams beating us this next season. On the "high expectations side", I say we go 11-2 OOC (we went 10-3 this season) and then go 16 -2 in conference. (we went 15-3 this season as well) This would mean a 27 - 4 record going into the conference tournament.
The MWC is still a good enough league that we'll lose a few, but I think 27-4 is very possible. One thing is for sure, we won't be surprising folks like last year. This time , MWC teams will be gunning for us.



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Post by gomretat » May 28th, 2019, 5:39 pm

Great that he is coming back and I think we should be a tourney team again but I think this year is going to be a lot tougher than some on this board. We will absolutely have a target on our back this year - every team we play will gunning for us.



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Post by Pacobag » May 28th, 2019, 7:01 pm

Lots of unknowns, expectations are high, target on our backs, anything could happen... but we should field a better overall team.



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Post by pilotaggie » May 28th, 2019, 7:03 pm

gomretat wrote:
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Great that he is coming back and I think we should be a tourney team again but I think this year is going to be a lot tougher than some on this board. We will absolutely have a target on our back this year - every team we play will gunning for us.
People will expect us to be good not last place or whatever we were predicted last year. It won't be half way through conference play when teams realize we aren't a push over.



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Post by Imakeitrain » May 28th, 2019, 7:05 pm

If we stay healthy I think we will have an incredible season.


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Post by Roy McAvoy » May 28th, 2019, 7:14 pm

Amazing how we have one decent season and all of a sudden we start talking exactly like another local team’s fan base is accused of talking.



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Post by N8boz » May 28th, 2019, 7:16 pm

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Post by utaggies » May 28th, 2019, 7:27 pm

Not to be Debby-downer, but we should perhaps remember Nevada’s expectations this past year after going to the Sweet 16 the year before. Just sayin’.
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Post by Aggiealum13 » May 28th, 2019, 7:32 pm

Roy McAvoy wrote:
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Amazing how we have one decent season and all of a sudden we start talking exactly like another local team’s fan base is accused of talking.
Nah...we are not thinking national champions. I think the expectations I outlined are pretty reasonable to accomplish judging by who's coming back and the mountain west conference field. The expectations are similar to what national and regional writers are saying about the Aggies next year. You have to admit, Aggies are in a favorable situation. Craig Smith is an absolute steal for the Aggies.
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Post by N8boz » May 28th, 2019, 7:38 pm

utaggies wrote:Not to be Debby-downer, but we should perhaps remember Nevada’s expectations this past year after going to the Sweet 16 the year before. Just sayin’.
Nevada had a roster full of low quality people.

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Post by Bank Shot » May 28th, 2019, 7:47 pm

N8boz wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 7:38 pm
utaggies wrote:Not to be Debby-downer, but we should perhaps remember Nevada’s expectations this past year after going to the Sweet 16 the year before. Just sayin’.
Nevada had a roster full of low quality people.

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Granted, Muss was the perfect villain for opposing teams and the fire extinguisher incident was a bad scene, but as far as "a roster full of low quality people", I wouldn't go there. If the twins, Thurman or Jazz had been Aggies, we wouldn't have been saying that.



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Post by trombone_ninja » May 28th, 2019, 8:03 pm

I think the record will be as good or better. I know teams will be gunning for us, but I don’t think that really makes a huge difference. In most cases we’ll still be the better team and Coach Smith is the kind of guy who gets the most out of his players every single game. There will be some losses, probably some to teams we have no business losing to, but the losses will be few.


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Post by ChicAggie » May 28th, 2019, 8:06 pm

Imakeitrain wrote:If we stay healthy I think we will have an incredible season.
Exactly. We had pretty good luck last season with injuries. Hard to replicate that. Of course we should have a lot more depth this season. Without significant improvement, someone like Miller may struggle to get much playing time.


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Post by hipsterdoofus21 » May 28th, 2019, 8:18 pm

Roy McAvoy wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Amazing how we have one decent season and all of a sudden we start talking exactly like another local team’s fan base is accused of talking.
Exactly. I’m very excited about next year but this thread is very Zoobie-esque.



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Post by bigblue » May 28th, 2019, 8:20 pm

Roy McAvoy wrote:Amazing how we have one decent season and all of a sudden we start talking exactly like another local team’s fan base is accused of talking.
I see your point but still feel that is a little bit of a stretch. Emotions are a little high given the good news today. Personally I'm waiting to see how our schedule pans out before I make any guesses on success for next season but it's not unreasonable to think we are tourney team next year.

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Post by bigblue » May 28th, 2019, 8:27 pm

hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
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May 28th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Amazing how we have one decent season and all of a sudden we start talking exactly like another local team’s fan base is accused of talking.
Exactly. I’m very excited about next year but this thread is very Zoobie-esque.
Aw come on. This basketball board was a cesspool for 3+ years. People are just excited.

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Post by ChicAggie » May 28th, 2019, 8:28 pm

hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
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Amazing how we have one decent season and all of a sudden we start talking exactly like another local team’s fan base is accused of talking.
Exactly. I’m very excited about next year but this thread is very Zoobie-esque.
Disagree. The “will we go undefeated” thread was zoobiesque. This one contains pretty much what one would expect for a team that won both the regular season and tourney titles last season, returns every key piece including the conference MVP and defensive MVP, and has seemingly upgraded at every other spot - potentially significantly. Predicting winning a couple more games than last year and winning an NCAA game seems like a very reasonable prediction.


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Post by nvspuds » May 28th, 2019, 8:42 pm

I do not think there was a a low quality person on the Nevada roster. They didn't shoot well and that really hurt them down the stretch but they weren't dirty players. They weren't bad guys. Muss is legit guy to hate on because successful coaches tend to be the villains of the piece.

I guess it is cool that you guys bring up Nevada so much as some sort of goal post though it is more than a little weird.

The Pack has had a nice stretch but they are not the king of the MW.

You have a fine team and should be really good next season. Nevada is probably going to be down a bit in a transition year.

My advice is to just enjoy the ride..In mid major land it is very hard to sustain it for long..
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Post by Roy McAvoy » May 28th, 2019, 8:54 pm

ChicAggie wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 8:28 pm
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Roy McAvoy wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Amazing how we have one decent season and all of a sudden we start talking exactly like another local team’s fan base is accused of talking.
Exactly. I’m very excited about next year but this thread is very Zoobie-esque.
Disagree. The “will we go undefeated” thread was zoobiesque. This one contains pretty much what one would expect for a team that won both the regular season and tourney titles last season, returns every key piece including the conference MVP and defensive MVP, and has seemingly upgraded at every other spot - potentially significantly. Predicting winning a couple more games than last year and winning an NCAA game seems like a very reasonable prediction.


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We did get absolutely destroyed by a mediocre pac 12 team in the tournament.

Last year we couldn’t beat any legit teams on a neutral court because of our point guard play. We have only 1 PG on the entire roster, and he isn’t overly athletic and commits an astronomical amount of turnovers any time an athletic team pressures us. Merrill can’t do it all.

Brito is seemingly the backup PG and he also gets out of whack against any real athleticism and starts turning the ball over a lot.



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Post by bluegrouse » May 28th, 2019, 8:58 pm

N8boz wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 7:38 pm
utaggies wrote:Not to be Debby-downer, but we should perhaps remember Nevada’s expectations this past year after going to the Sweet 16 the year before. Just sayin’.
Nevada had a roster full of low quality people.

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Post by bluegrouse » May 28th, 2019, 9:02 pm

I fail to see how this thread resembles anything from Provo.....at. all.



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Post by Chupamedia » May 28th, 2019, 9:15 pm

N8boz wrote:
utaggies wrote:Not to be Debby-downer, but we should perhaps remember Nevada’s expectations this past year after going to the Sweet 16 the year before. Just sayin’.
Nevada had a roster full of low quality people.

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Totally disagree - Have you watched them play the past few years? I think the twins have been two of the best sports and upstanding guys the whole time they have been at Nevada. Jazz is a complete stud, would love to have him on the team. Granted Caroline melted down here and from the video footage it seemed to not be a surprise to the rest of the team, but he was new to Nevada and could have been some what of the chemistry struggle they had. But their team has been full of great talent and likable guys. Musselman has been the only sore spot for me. His constant crying to the refs and antics will not be missed. His wife was the worst offender of the entire lot. That BS racism crap she pulled here was as low as it gets, but of them all, she was the one not really affiliated with the team. I hate seeing a quality team get bad mouthed by fans when I believe the kids have worked hard to be a pretty classy group.
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Post by ChicAggie » May 28th, 2019, 9:21 pm

nvspuds wrote:I guess it is cool that you guys bring up Nevada so much as some sort of goal post though it is more than a little weird.
Two things:

I don’t think it’s true that us “guys bring up Nevada so much.” Nevada was the team we battled right down to the wire to win the regular season title last season, so it would make sense that the team might garner more mention than other conference foes, just as Boise State is the most mentioned conference foe in our football forum (while virtually NO ONE mentions Nevada, because the UNR football team is far less relevant). That said, I’ll bet if you read every basketball post on this board for the last year, you would find that far fewer than 1% of them bring up Nevada.

Second, in the context of this thread, Nevada is the perfect example of a conference foe who had high expectations coming into the season reasonably based on the prior year’s performance, but reality didn’t quite match those expectations - cited as a cautionary tale to encourage the tempering of high expectations.



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Post by bluegrouse » May 28th, 2019, 9:22 pm

Chupamedia wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 9:15 pm
N8boz wrote:
utaggies wrote:Not to be Debby-downer, but we should perhaps remember Nevada’s expectations this past year after going to the Sweet 16 the year before. Just sayin’.
Nevada had a roster full of low quality people.

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Totally disagree - Have you watched them play the past few years? I think the twins have been two of the best sports and upstanding guys the whole time they have been at Nevada. Jazz is a complete stud, would love to have him on the team. Granted Caroline melted down here and from the video footage it seemed to not be a surprise to the rest of the team, but he was new to Nevada and could have been some what of the chemistry struggle they had. But their team has been full of great talent and likable guys. Musselman has been the only sore spot for me. His constant crying to the refs and antics will not be missed. His wife was the worst offender of the entire lot. That BS racism crap she pulled here was as low as it gets, but of them all, she was the one not really affiliated with the team. I hate seeing a quality team get bad mouthed by fans when I believe the kids have worked hard to be a pretty classy group.
Yep. My thoughts exactly. No problem with their players at all - even Caroline tbh. The coach and his wife were my problem also and now they’re gone.



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Post by ChicAggie » May 28th, 2019, 9:26 pm

Let me tell you a little something about my expectations: I have traveled to only two conference tournaments in the last 20 years, and the Aggies won both of them (Jaycee’s freshman season and the Aggie’s last season in the Big West). I just booked a room earlier today at the Aria for March 4-8, 2020.


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Post by nvspuds » May 28th, 2019, 9:38 pm

Fair enough..I am not trying to rattle anybody's cage..I thought the 'low quality 'thing was a cheap shot but so did others here.

I do see lots of comments about Nevada basketball on this board..I never read your football board.

Just enjoy the ride..Nevada has exactly nothing to do with whether you will have a good season or not. There is currently 2 players who were on the active roster for the Pack last year. It is a completely different team with a new coach. How they did last year is indicative of nothing.



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Post by Roy McAvoy » May 28th, 2019, 9:46 pm

bluegrouse wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 9:02 pm
I fail to see how this thread resembles anything from Provo.....at. all.
No?

- Declaration of championships before they happen.
- declaration of success levels reached only once before in the modern era.
- moral high ground being claimed over a rival.

No resemblance there huh?



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Post by MrBiggle » May 28th, 2019, 9:48 pm

utaggies wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Not to be Debby-downer, but we should perhaps remember Nevada’s expectations this past year after going to the Sweet 16 the year before. Just sayin’.
I see... You are saying we will make it to the sweet 16 this year, and then have a let down season. OKAY!


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Post by MetsJetsAggies » May 28th, 2019, 9:53 pm

Roy McAvoy wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Amazing how we have one decent season and all of a sudden we start talking exactly like another local team’s fan base is accused of talking.
I mean we ended the year top 25 and bring everyone back including the MW POtY and a future NBA pick. He didn't really say anything outlandish



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Post by MetsJetsAggies » May 28th, 2019, 9:54 pm

utaggies wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Not to be Debby-downer, but we should perhaps remember Nevada’s expectations this past year after going to the Sweet 16 the year before. Just sayin’.
Team chemistry was a mess, that's what happens when you build a team around transfers sometimes. Plus they still had a pretty damn good year. Definitely missed their 3 pt shooter in the tourney though



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