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Deep breaths. Deep breaths.



OK. Now let's look at this thing logically.  We just got absolutely demolished by a below average team. We played like the pieces of shit that Shooter McGavin eats for breakfast, and that is what bothers me the most. For the  part,  we have played well lately. We've lost a lot of tight ones and we haven't closed very well, but  we've basically played well. Until last night.

All of that to say this: As painful and disappointing as it was, it doesn't matter. St. Johns does not get us in or keep us out of the tourney. If the only teams remaining on our sked were mid-level, Big East bubble teams that might not be true, but the fate of our season was never going to be decided by how we play against average teams. We have the beauty of staring down a stretch of 3 games against two top 10 teams, and a charging Marquette. We probably need to win two of those four games.  That has been true forever. Our record is mediocre, our SOS is great and our RPI is strong. But we were never going to make the dance is we didn't notch a big time win or two.

Sunday is huge. It almost could not be bigger. We need to go on the road and beat the No. 2 team in the country. If we do that we should get to dance. If we lose, well, then I'd say our backs are against the wall and we'll need to beat GTown & 'Cuse. to get in.

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