Good win today, well played, but critical that we got it. The in-conference schedule this year does not do us any favors. We have to play the best three teams (Duke, UNC, UVA) all twice. At this point, we could win all our remaining games outside of those opponents and still only go 9-7.
The way I see the schedule we MUST win the five home games we have outside of those three teams. We are now 2-0 in those games, and then we play VT on Jan. 28th, BC on Feb. 16th, and Miami on Feb. 21st. We have to win those three remaining games.
From there it is about scratching out 4 or 5 more wins in the remaining 10 games to get to 9 or 10 ACC wins. Road games at GT and Clemson give us good opportunities, but the other 2 or 3 wins (@ FSU, Miami, Duke, UNC, and UVA and home against UVA, Duke and UNC) are going to be tough to come by. A win in any of those games would be an upset, outside of MAYBE Miami on the road, but we always suck there.
So I feel good about the win, but this is a tough conference schedule for Turgeon to play with a young team in his first year.