Incarnate Word is built a little differently than most years, with 3 talented guards and C Adrian Keith in the middle. Only one ranked team on the non-con schedule (#3 Longwood in game 1, although we have #1 U of Indy in exhibition) before 7(!) games against ranked teams in the Heartland meat-grinder.
This team will go as far as the defense allows. Unfortunately, there are better defensive teams out there (Parkside, Longwood, Indy, Pittsburg, Seattle, Belmont Abbey, Cal Poly Pomona). Feels like a #2-3 seed and a 2nd or 3rd round loss.