Well 4 games, 4 wins. 2nd quarter of the conference slate is not going to be as easy. At NIU, my nemesis and best team in the conference, then home for two vs. Gardner-Webb and Evansville, then on the road to SIU. I could easily lose 3 of these 4.
Realistically, I expect to lose the 2 road games. NIU and SIU are just better teams than me right now, so I realy want to win the home games and go 2-2. That would get me to 13-5 (6-2), and then my schedule will get a little easier.
The best thing I have going for me right now is that I am improving quickly (SF Flood is now up 70 points, starting Center Norris is up almost 50). My stars Baker, Benson and Jones are all 2nd year players, so we are just gaining 20-25 pts a day as a team. By the end of the year we are going to be really tough in the CT, and tough in a lot of those coin flip games like:
Home vs. Creighton, Evansville and NIU
Road vs. Gardner Webb.
I expect to lose at SIU and at NIU, win my games vs. the sims, home vs. GW, Illinois St and Missouri State, so these 4 games will determine if I go 21-5 or 17-9 or something in between. Will B IQs be enough? I don't have the minutes to improve them that much with a combo defense. At least my starting guards have the best offensive IQs on the team (A- and B+)