Tag: Preview 2019-20

It's time to wind down our 2019-20 preseason basketball coverage. We've looked long and hard at our new and returning players. We've waxed nostalgic over last year's magical run. We've surveyed the landscape of this year's ACC. The only thing left after this is the Syracuse game preview.

So this is our space for our writers to share their final thoughts on the eve of a new season. We give them no rules to let them speak whatever's on their mind, their hopes, the...

It's an annual tradition as part of our Hoos Place previews that we ask our writers to make some preseason bold predictions: three for the Hoos, and another three for the ACC at large. We intend to emphasize the "Bold" in these predictions, no safe outs like predicting Virginia Tech is going to suck this year, but instead being willing to go out on a limb no matter how silly it may look now or come next April. So with that said, let's see what our writers are forecasting:

With the big exodus of NBA talent and the Hoos' fortunes dependent on a number of new faces, expectations for this season are being set a little lower than they have been the last couple years. Of course, these expectations are all relative, as they're still orders of magnitude higher than they were a decade ago, but still most Hoo fans recognize the target this year is a little less ambitious than the "Final Four Or Bust" mentality of the recent era.

With that ...