Date Posted:Thursday, March 19, 10:22:06am Author: Guns of Navarone Subject: Who we should be playing. In reply to:
's message, "Re: schedule" on Thursday, March 19, 12:19:22am
I'm not saying we need a drastic overhaul, nor do I think we need to be playing the entire ACC every year. We simply can not have a non-conference strength of schedule that is 328 out of 344 and the worst in the MAAC.
I propose we schedule three games every year like this: One against a Big East team not based in New Jersey, one against an Atlantic 10 team, one against a team from the ACC, SEC, Big 10, Big 12 or Pac 10 (or perennial top-25 team like Memphis and Gonzaga).
Add that to our usual mix of Seton Hall, Monmouth, a Patriot League team, a few other NECs and we'd have a respectable schedule. Plus, we need to dump NJIT. It's sorta like Henry Hill. You know why those kids carried his mom's groceries all the way home from the store? It was outta respect. Part of becoming a respectable program is playing a respectable schedule.
This is purely anecdotal, but I'm just going to throw it out there anyway. Of my friends and coworkers who know I'm a fan of SPC hoops, every year when the season rolls around they ask one common question. It never fails. I'm asked this multiple times every November: "Do you play anyone good this year?"