Worst case scenario, I thought Tech would be 2-2 after the first 4 games (loses to FSU and UNC). When Thompson was lost for the season and Hudson coming back from an injury (not being 100%), I knew that Tech wasn't a NCAA tourney caliber team this year (thought 8-8 in ACC realistic), especially with Chaney unable to play (needed another big forward) and five new freshmen. Losing 60% of last year's scoring to graduation is a big deal too. Since last March, Tech has lost three starters (Delaney, Allen, and Bell), Atkins (came on strong late last season), Garland, Chaney, and Thompson. Davila hasn't shown much improvement from last year and doesn't have leadership qualities for a senior. Eddie is pretty much a freshman since he didn't practice with the team in the fall of 2010 and was suspended from the team late last season. Rankin was injured last fall and missed valuable practice time. It didn't help that Tech played FSU and UNC after both those teams got crushed in previous games. Even with Green out, Tech should have beaten a young BC team and won at Wake (2 road games that I circled in as wins in November). I know it sounds like a bunch of excuses, but graduation, tranfers, injuries, and five true freshmen are a reality with the 2011-12 basketball team. I expect Tech to go 6-10 and maybe make a post season tournament not called the NCAA. I see them upsetting a few teams and playing spoiler down the stretch.
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