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Realistic Expectations This Season

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What is everyone's prediction for this upcoming season? Looking through their roster, this has to be the best assembly of talent on the men's side since 2014. As a recreational bettor, 80/1 to win it all seems...off, but curious to hear what other people think.
 

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Making it back to the NCAAs has to be the bare minimum realistic expectation; I'd like to see us make it to the second weekend just to have the experience to build on for 2021-22.

I don't think it is realistic to expect us to go from a multi-year absence to running the table.
 
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Lots of question marks, I’d love it to be top 5 in the Big East and a tournament bid. We could maybe get 1-2 wins in the tournament, but I’m hoping this team surprises me. I just don’t know if our guards have the defense that we’re losing.
Lots of potential and if we put it all together we’re gonna be dangerous.
Also lots of depth, need guys to buy in and contribute on both ends.
 
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Make the tourney is the next logical step in our progression. Top 40 team most of the season.

I don't think we're at sweet 16/elite 8 level quite yet.
I agree with this take. I would’ve felt really great about this team if they had a normal offseason together (especially that planned Italy trip...that kind of early bonding/playing together could’ve created a special atmosphere for the players). As it is, the line between good and great will be determined by how quickly Jackson and Sanogo can consistently make an impact...assuming our veterans (old and new) make the leap we expect. Very excited to watch this team play!
 
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Are we predicting W/L in this thread too? With no intent to detail the thread I’ll go with 20-7 if it’s a 27-game regular season. Maybe 2-3 wins in the BET and 2 wins in the NCAAs on top of that.
 
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What's missing on this team, relative to the post-season, is anybody who has been there before. But I'm sold on the talent-level. It's a season that's likely to end with a tough loss in the Sweet 16 or maybe even the Elite 8. It will sow the seeds of hope for 21-22.
 
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Banner #5....oh you said realistic. Winning record in conference, tournament appearance, a win or 2 in the big dance. If we made the sweet 16 I would be thrilled. At that point we can get greedy and hope we were on another classic UConn March magic carpet ride.
 

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