- Dec 5, 2011
Whoa - being a bit premature here. This team is not currently on the bubble and hasn't been since the Duke win. Of course, if SU lost all remaining games then certainly that is trouble, but that is the case with almost all but 10 schools. If we continue on our trajectory we won't be less than a 9 seed projection the rest of the way (probably higher after we beat NcSt). If that happens this is not a bubble year, it's a year with a slow start. And it would be a positive year over year step as we come out of sanctions.
Being on the bubble 5 years in a row is underachieving. Once or twice in a decade is OK, but not every stinking year. I think we've only won 1 ACC tournament game in 5 tries so far.
We've had a couple good runs in the NCAA tournament this decade, but those have been overachieving teams who played a good (gimmick) defense that gives us an advantage on a short turnaround.
Secondly, it is not a gimmick defense. It's the defense we use all the time, not some change up trickery.