The Texas State men’s basketball team was picked to finish eighth in the Sun Belt Conference according to ESPN’s preseason predictions.
Right now, the Bobcats are slightly exceeding those expectations as they sit in the seventh spot with a pretty much secured—knock on wood—spot in the conference tournament.
This year shows a huge improvement after the team finished last in the Sun Belt with a 4-14 conference record in 2013. Some people might even deem it successful.
But to coaches, players, and fans, success is not just making the tournament. An early exit would just mean another season in the books. To be successful, they need to win the tournament.