It’s tough to through numbers about win totals without any knowledge of the schedule, which is a blank slate.
Conference season had many games where we held late leads which we couldn’t hold as the shorthanded roster ran out of gas. While the end result of the season all depends on our ability to score efficiently, I would expect the defense to take a big leap with so many players having experience in the system, whether it be in practice or on the court. 9-9 in C-USA is my expectation for next season.
Our non-conference schedule as far as we know is Davidson, Wake at home and JMU on the road. It would be wise to fluff up the schedule with cupcakes this year. Sanchez will need time to tinker with his line-ups, so getting the dregs of the Big South, A-Sun and MEAC into Halton so the confetti guns can get used to working again.
As far as seasons afterwards, I can’t really develop expectations until seeing what next year’s team looks like. This program was very, very broken. I’m sure I’ll still be around in a couple years even if we don’t make the 2021 NCAA’s.