What kind of sucks, and of course hindsight is 20/20 is we honestly would have likely had a better shot at winning last night against Purdue or Memphis.
I feel like for some damn reason this team (specifically this year) just seemed disinterested in showing up for games against opponents they didn't really felt were marquee names.
Last year I think Kennedy Chandler helped keep them from getting complacent. Some of his better games were against lesser opponents, because he would just take over knowing he was playing an inferior defender.
20 against UT-Martin, 16 against ETSU, 15 against Presbyterian & USC Upstate (with 10 assists). And he really turned it on in that Kentucky game in February and just went on a tear to finish the season. That run to win the SECT was really about him and his drive to win. Didn't have a guy that could do that for us this season and as much as we all love ZZ he's not really at that level (yet).
This Sweet 16 exit isn't as disappointing as the 2018-19 one though, I'll still never understand how Bone, Admiral, Grant, Kyle, and Turner in what ended up being their last tournament just seemed to expect success. Against Colgate and Iowa they just seemed to quit in the 2nd half because they had built a lead and it nearly cost them in both games, then against Purdue they got destroyed in the first half and were honestly lucky to even get to OT.
Strangely the Purdue game we also got out rebounded and shot horribly from the free throw line.