I'd admit, winning an NIT game / getting a home NIT game would be a positive year on the court IMO.
Absolutely SOS. The NIT was the cieling for this years team, nevery any question about that. It was a realistic goal IMHO but it was the best we could hope for.
So getting a home game and winning a game would be absolutely something to hang our hat on.
I wasn't very happy with the start to the SEC schedule but there are 18 games to an SEC schedule now so plenty of time to make amends for the disappointing start and even to exceed expectations.