Archives for May 1, 2019

Early Break: Can a team coming off of a 4-8 season really carry an underdog/lots to prove mentality

  • There’s something about being a forgotten team that makes teams dig deep and fight hard to prove people wrong; look at Tim Miles for example in his 2nd and 6th seasons in basketball….was predicted to do nothing, and got one team to the NCAA Tournament and one on the verge of it
  • If players see their team getting a preseason Top 20 ranking after what was a disastrous record for a season, doesn’t that make their ‘prove it’ motive diminish a little?