Winthrop gets to walk back into its own gym today with a chance at a long-awaited win.
The question will then become how much it matters.
The Eagles came back from their trip to the Virgin Islands with an 0-5 record, and should take a step toward evening that mark with a game against Central Penn.
The Knights (4-5) aren't even a member of the NCAA, rather the USCAA, an affiliation of small schools and community colleges.
It's the kind of game schools such at Winthrop have to schedule to maintain some balance, as November and December are often full of trips to play non-conference heavies and pay the bills.
The Eagles have lost to Eastern Kentucky, Virginia, Marquette, Drake and Drexel, the last three during their trip to the Paradise Jam.
After a pair of conference road games, Winthrop will also play Virginia-Wise, their only other non-Division I opponent this season. Other Big South teams play three or four, padding schedules with teams such as Alice Lloyd, Mars Hill, Covenant and Spalding.
Those teams generally lack size, and that's something you'd think the Eagles would try to take advantage of.
Of course, they've had their own problems in the frontcourt. Starting big men Matt Morgan and George Valentine combined for 30 points and 21 rebounds -- in three game in the Virgin Islands.