I know that I know nothing. Too bad though
- Aug 28, 2011
Cusefan0307 laid it our perfectly for Syracuse expectations.To be clear, what you described before (a team getting better as the season progressed) is not what happened in the 2016 and 2018 seasons which was the basis of your 70% stat. In 2016 we lost 5 out of our 6 games just prior to the tourney. In 2018 we lost 7 out of last 12 games just before the tourney.
If we are a bubble team all year and have to pray that the committee throws us a bone, then to answer your question, yes I will consider that beneath the standards of Syracuse basketball regardless of how the tourney turns out.
Anyway, let's just beat Iowa tonight and make the tourney with room to spare and hopefully this will all be a moot point.
Top 5 ACC finish
Win 12 league games(out of 20)
O/1 nonconference losses
Top 5 NCAA tournament seed
This should happen atleast every other year.