[URL=http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=4311023&name=katz_andy][U][B]From Andy Katz’s Blog(7-7-09)[/B][/U][/URL]
[QUOTE]Xavier will need all the help it can get in an Atlantic 10 that has become even more competitive. Dayton is the clear favorite, and Richmond is a real threat to finish in the top three of the standings. And sleeping on teams such as [COLOR=DarkGreen][B]Charlotte [/B][/COLOR]and UMass, let alone traditional A-10 powers Temple and Saint Joseph’s, would be a mistake.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=X-49er;418107]4 straight losses to Richmond, and they are predicted to actually be good this year. Rut-roh. If we don’t at least split with the arachnids this season I might become a spider serial killer.
Ugh, I’ve yet to witness a Niner victory in the Robins Center. It’s getting pretty rediculous.
[QUOTE=919R;418168]I bet you see one this year----mark it down!..:biggrin:ahhh, this kool-aid is quite refreshing![/QUOTE]
Beating them there, this year, with what they have back?
Highly unlikely. That goes against everything about our program right now. We have too many new faces, they play a style that confounds us on D and they light us up from outside, and there’s a stigma attached to playing them now. Plus they get Geriot back.
I’d love to see it happen. I’d also love to see us beat Duke, Tenn, Louisville & Ga Tech.
[QUOTE=ninerball49;418230]I think we all need to sleep on Charlotte…every time we don’t they sleep on us. I’ll sleep on us and hopefully something will wake me up this time…[/QUOTE]
I can understand why someone would have this line of reasoning, but I find it easier to just wait and see. I think there are a lot of unrealistic expectations built for our program and when we fail to meet them our fanbase that bought into it becomes disillusioned.
I also find that there are a ton of disillusioned fans that expect failure. I never know what we’re going to produce, but I know it has been a long time since we were relevant in college basketball and I hope we buck that trend sooner rather than later.