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GoldenEagles03

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2023-2024 Expectations
« on: March 28, 2023, 10:42:42 AM »
I think it is safe to say that 2022-2023 exceeded all of our expectations, even for those of you that were optimistic.

Just looking for thoughts on how you will all determine, next year, whether Marquette improved from this year or not.

Is it strictly tournament based? Make a Sweet 16 and that's improvement?

Is it record based? Do better than 29-7 or win 30 games?

Given the expected improvement of the conference as a whole and the loaded Maui field I wouldn't be shocked even a little if Marquette loses more than 7 games...in fact I've come to realize how ridiculous it is to only lose 7 games in a College Hoops Season.

So what are your thoughts?
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JakeBarnes

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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2023, 10:44:05 AM »
Expectation floor (with current roster) is:

Top 3 Big East

Play in conference finals

S16.

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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2023, 10:48:42 AM »
Expectation floor (with current roster) is:

Top 3 Big East

Play in conference finals

S16.

Good floor. I’ll add top 25 all season, not that that means anything. I suppose we could aim for, at a minimum, top 50-60 offense and defense all season. All as a floor.

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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2023, 10:49:19 AM »
Hard to say until we know what the roster, and the rest of the league looks like.

They'll almost certainly lose more games. As you said, the Maui field is loaded and the conference looks to be stronger assuming SJU and Georgetown add through the portal.

That said, a Sweet 16 would be my minimum expectation assuming everyone returns.

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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2023, 10:51:47 AM »
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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2023, 10:52:00 AM »
We don’t know how the roster is going to shake out completely yet so it’s hard to put a final stamp on it. Though if it all holds together, I’m just going to simply say I expect a protected (top 4) seed again. I don’t want to put expectations on single elimination games but I think if MU continues to put themselves in that position, they’ll eventually break through. We might have to suffer a few more heartbreaks before it happens, but I just want the program to be relevant and in position to make a run next year.

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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2023, 10:52:33 AM »
For the team to play hard, have fun and excel in the classroom
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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2023, 10:53:03 AM »
Expectation floor (with current roster) is:

Top 3 Big East

Play in conference finals

S16.

I'm incredibly excited to see more growth.

It is just so tough to do better than 29-7 and double Big East Titles, especially in a Conference that is getting much better.
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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2023, 10:54:25 AM »
For the team to play hard, have fun and excel in the classroom

Spoken like a true Uncle.  Have fun, party a little, and win some games.
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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2023, 11:01:38 AM »
Honestly, just consistency. Stay top 25. Bench looks more ready for minutes when 2-3+ guys go pro at the end of next year.

Hope the defense doesn't bottom out if one of our forwards leaves now.

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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2023, 11:03:05 AM »
Hope the defense doesn't bottom out if one of our forwards leaves now.

Yeah, that's a huge concern of mine. There's no one on the roster who can switch 1-4 like OMax can.

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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2023, 11:13:57 AM »
For the team to play hard, have fun and excel in the classroom
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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2023, 11:22:45 AM »
Improvement = 1 seed or 2 seed+ a trip to the Sweet 16 or further

Treading Water = 2 seed and second round exit or 3 or 4 seed that doesn't go further than Sweet 16

Going backwards = 5 seed or less and a team that doesn't make the Final 4
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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2023, 11:27:17 AM »
Have an open roster spot.  Add a knock down perimeter shooter and everyone on the roster hit the weight room hard.  Todd Smith better earn that paycheck this offseason.
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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2023, 11:30:43 AM »
Just hoping we have 5 in the roster so we can field a team!
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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2023, 11:31:17 AM »
Deep tourney run.  Honestly, if the top 9 are all back, it's Final Four or bust next year.

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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2023, 11:33:53 AM »
Deep tourney run.  Honestly, if the top 9 are all back, it's Final Four or bust next year.

You really think so? Not saying you're wrong but I always hesitate to throw that phrase around in College Hoops with it being single elim.
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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2023, 11:34:27 AM »
Tis a shame, 'tis a rotton shame, for if ye can enjoy the walkin’ ye can probably enjoy the other times in yer life when ve're in between. And that's most o' the time; wouldn't ye say?

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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2023, 11:35:09 AM »
U Conn showed what is important and what is not this season.  Just get a bid and be ready to play your best ball of the season.  The Kolek injury showed how lucky MU was to have healthy players for the whole season.  It's crazy to think that MU can go another whole season without missing some key players.  I'd say success looks like top 3 conference finish, 4 seed or higher and round of 8.

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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2023, 11:54:42 AM »
I expect Marquette to be a very good team in 2023-24.

We don't even know who will be on our roster yet, so I'll just go with what Rico says until we do know.
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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2023, 12:16:17 PM »
Undefeated season.
Win all close games.
No close games.
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Everyone uses their NIL money to become walk ons.

Any less expectations are COLE.

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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2023, 12:17:16 PM »
Avoid getting crapshooted
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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2023, 12:18:37 PM »
Show good sportsmanship?
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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2023, 12:44:42 PM »
Beat Wisconsin. Enjoy the big city, bright lights, pretty girls.

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Re: 2023-2024 Expectations
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2023, 12:46:48 PM »
Beat Wisconsin. Enjoy the big city, bright lights, pretty girls.

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