Simply put, MSM has played 10 games. They stand at 3-7. Their three “W’s” came at home and against every PL foe they were scheduled to face. They are 0-7 against the rest of the country. The PL victims – all in recent days (Dec. 1-8) – included AU by 25, Loyola by 17, and Bucknell by 8. We conclude their PL/OOC play tonight – not at home but at Stabler. Ranked by Pomeroy @ 227, with LU coming in at 224 and having face a tougher OOC calendar, it’s no wonder the sport’s statistician’s pick is LU by 5. Wonder if KenPom knows about TK? Don’t bet on it.
With just 12 days to go before Conference play begins and a handful of somewhat meaningless games yet to be played, here’s a look at our record to date complete with a tally of our opponents’ W/L records.
D-1 W/L Record 1-7
Opponents’ W-L Record:
Other 5 Teams 22-30
Our KenPom rankings have slipped steadily from a high of 119 entering play on Day 1 to 224 as we prepare to face off against MSM tonight. That said, KenPom still places LU 5th on the totem pole and still forecasts a 9-9 year ahead. Have faith – they say.