My worry is that we're setting ourselves up for
by combodraw (2019-02-07 13:35:44)
Edited on 2019-02-07 13:37:09

In reply to: there's a lot to be concerned about....  posted by circuslunch

two years on and two years off given the unbalanced recruiting.

After the E8s and new practice facility, rebuilding/NIT years should be few and far between. Maybe I'm being unrealistic, but I envisioned NCAA tournament 10 seed type of teams as our "downside" with the first E8 team (a legit contender albeit not a favorite) as our upside.

I look forward to seeing these kids get older and having a fun team to follow again but this year has just really sucked. Seasons like this (following an NIT year to boot) are just demoralizing and I have to imagine that it's not going to make it easier for us to recruit the next group of kids.

I really like the way UVA has managed to build a consistent program despite not being a traditional basketball powerhouse. Are their academic restrictions that much looser than ours?