First of all shout out to myself, when I predicted 29 days ago in a post called "Stay with it" the following:
"Here is I how I see it playing out (VT - W, @MIA - L, UNC - L, @CLEM - W, @Duke - L, BC - W, @UVA - L, MIA - W, @GT - W, UNC - L, UVA - W). That means they will be 5-7 before winning 3 of 4 to close out the year 8-8."
Three to go, but spot-on so far. Really, all I did was predict they would lose the games they were supposed to, and win the ones they were supposed to with some optimism, but success either way.
Now, to finish, it is tough to project a win against UVA after they killed us, but maybe the Miami win finally allows this team to build some momentum. 8-8 and Turg should be COY, with Leonard Hamilton having the only other argument.
When you look at the schedule, I think it is quite possible that the loser of the NC State/Miami game next week will also be 8-8, and UVA could easily lose three straight and finish 8-8, playing UNC, FSU, and then us.
We are not dead yet.