Just for fun, I thought I would look at the schedule and predict the outcome of each game. I think we usually do this every year, and I'm notoriously awful at it, but here goes.
Oklahoma (Dallas) W- A young but decent team that will be very well coached. This "neutral" site, will be more like a road game. Nevertheless, I'm going with a W, but could see it going either way.
Texas Tech- W, in the most boring game in the history of college basketball. Tubby's defense will shut us down, but they won't have enough offense to beat us at home. This game may not get out of the 30s.
Stillman (NIT)- W.
Georgia St (NIT)-W.- Note, I'm predicting GSU beats McNeese State. I'm picking us to win, but this one worries me.
Duke (NIT, NYC)- L. Conventional wisdom says the better team wins, but this isn't an awful matchup for us. Duke is more athletic than they've been in recent years, but they may struggle early before they put it all together.
Rutgers (NIT consolation game, NYC)- W. Both games in NY will feel like a road game, but I think we are the better team. Note, if we play Arizona for some reason, I think we get killed. I'm predicting 1-1 in NY either way.
North Florida. W
Charleson Southern- W
Wichita State- L
Xavier- W In 2 tough games back to back, I think we get one of them at home.
@USF- W, A game nobody will watch because the SEC Championship game is going on.
@ UCLA- L. Long travel, road game against a decent team. I hope I'm wrong because I'm going to this game.
Robert Morris- W, but could be a trap game.
@UGA- W. Fox's days are numbered in Athens.
@Mizzou- L. Could see this going either way though.
Florida -L Really hope I'm wrong here, Coach Grant needs to get over this hurdle, and it's not likely to happen in Gainesville.
LSU- L. The Tigers are going to surprise some people this year.
@auburn- W. After last year...Never again.
Tennessee-W We always play well against them, this will be considered a mild upset.
@Arkansas- L. I think the Hogs finally start showing some life this year
@Florida - L. They are our new Vandy, except they are always good.
Ole Miss- W, but this could go either way. I'm thinking Eminem is back in jail by this point though.
@South Carolina. W. Martin will have them improving, but we get the win.
@aTm, W. Could go either way though.
Mizzou- W, Haith's seat is on fire
@ Ole Miss. L. We don't win in Oxford.
auburn- W. Best crowd of the year, but everyone leaves after halftime.
@ Kentucky. L(ol)
Arkansas. W- Could go either way, but Releford refuses to lose on senior night.
9-3 going into conference play (given our schedule, that would be fantastic.) 11-7 in SEC play for a 20-10 overall record. Win a game or 2 in the SEC tournament and we are in as a 9-10 seed thanks to a strong RPI.