RE: Who Is Panicking?
- Posted by TB in NC- Posted by TruthBKnown Returned- Posted by TB in NC- Posted by TruthBKnown Returned
A couple of things... Miami might be good/decent/whatever. But losing to them AT HOME is a bad loss for a team hoping to make the post season. Miami is not a great team. Good, not great.
If Carolina can't beat a Miami team at home, what are they going to do on the road? And if this was a one-time thing, a minor upset, they could write it off as a "WTH" moment. But these losses are all pretty ugly, and now there are five of them. And the schedule ain't getting any easier!
Secondly, the season is quickly falling apart, and they don't have any reason (yet) to have hope that things can change. There are better teams than Miami remaining on their schedule.
I think they have very good reason to panic.
I DON'T agree with that. Last year, GT won 4 conference games. One of them was AT State. Yeah, we got them back in Atlanta, but, we laid an ugly egg with them in Raleigh. How did it hurt us?
It didn't hurt us because we were better than that. It was a WTH moment. Teams are going to have them from time-to-time.
There is nothing about Carolina's play to give them any hope for improvement. They look lost out there, like deer in headlights. They have youth that seems to not know what to do.
We had hope, despite a WTH loss or two. Carolina is losing left and right to average teams, and sometimes pretty badly.
Sure, they beat UNLV. But I don't count that as something to give them hope. Their best player was injured, and fouled out with only 12 minutes of playing time. I think it was actually a WTH moment for UNLV that they lost to this Carolina team.
My point was why wasn't a home loss to a bad GT team last year mean the same as a bad home loss to a 'good' Miami team this year, for UNC? I think ANY home loss is a 'bad' loss, when you're picked to finish in the top 3 or 4 in the conference.
I think you all are underrating Miami. They are #18 on kenpom. That's the 2nd highest rating of any ACC team behind Duke. I think it's very understandable to lose to them at home. Besides what we all saw from them yesterday, as well as earlier in the season over Michigan State and their 13 point road win at GT, they also have a great coach in Jim Larranagua.