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    BigXII espn-affiliated blog rankings

    We are 7th currently after an initial ranking of 12th. Nice jump, let's move up some more!

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    Re: BigXII espn-affiliated blog rankings

    7th? wow.



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    Re: BigXII espn-affiliated blog rankings

    Compared to what other teams have done in the Big 12, I think that's a pretty fair ranking two weeks into the season.



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    Re: BigXII espn-affiliated blog rankings

    Seems about right at this juncture, although I can't see why Tech would have been projected to finish 7th to begin with.


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    Re: BigXII espn-affiliated blog rankings

    Not to sounds too negative, but we are so thin with our rotation, that even one injury could put us at the bottom of the list. I really hope we have a decent season. I'm worried about how sustainable this team is. We have people playing 40 minutes.


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    Re: BigXII espn-affiliated blog rankings

    We have never really ever had depth, even in the Tinsley-Fizer years. Good teams usually only rotate in 8 players a game.



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    40 Minutes is nothing these guys are athletes. I'm sure Fred is aware along with the assistants and will not overwork them in practice. But 40 Minutes to a well shaped college aged kid is not that big of a deal. It's only twice a week, a lot of people do 40 minute work outs more than that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclone06 View Post
    40 Minutes is nothing these guys are athletes. I'm sure Fred is aware along with the assistants and will not overwork them in practice. But 40 Minutes to a well shaped college aged kid is not that big of a deal. It's only twice a week, a lot of people do 40 minute work outs more than that.
    With the 40 mins, I'm not worried about running out of gas. I'm worried about someone getting hurt.


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    Re: BigXII espn-affiliated blog rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    Not to sounds too negative, but we are so thin with our rotation, that even one injury could put us at the bottom of the list. I really hope we have a decent season. I'm worried about how sustainable this team is. We have people playing 40 minutes.
    Back in old days of Orr. He was short of bodies also and his comments were funny about players having to play the whole game. Something like its only 40 minutes and they are in shape. The team may be in the best running and basketball shape they have been in the last several years. Yes an injury would make it thinner but the team will deal with it--or not.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    Not to sounds too negative, but we are so thin with our rotation, that even one injury could put us at the bottom of the list. I really hope we have a decent season. I'm worried about how sustainable this team is. We have people playing 40 minutes.
    During our 99-00 run to the Sweet 16, when we could/should have been a final four team, Ficer, Horton, Tinsley, Nurse, and Stevie Johnson all averaged around 37 minutes per game at the end of the season. Shirley and Rancik were both injured most of that season and Fizer'd proven in previous years that he's best if you don't make him play center. We played most of our starting 5 40 minutes a game, and made a 6'5" guy play center against the likes of Chris Mihm.

    It can be done, and has been done at ISU. It's all about conditioning and heart.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomeborg View Post
    During our 99-00 run to the Sweet 16, when we could/should have been a final four team, Ficer, Horton, Tinsley, Nurse, and Stevie Johnson all averaged around 37 minutes per game at the end of the season. Shirley and Rancik were both injured most of that season and Fizer'd proven in previous years that he's best if you don't make him play center. We played most of our starting 5 40 minutes a game, and made a 6'5" guy play center against the likes of Chris Mihm.

    It can be done, and has been done at ISU. It's all about conditioning and heart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    ...and not getting into foul trouble.
    oh yeah, that too.

    I still marvel at the fact that Stevie Johnson didn't foul out of every game in the first 8 minutes.



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    Re: BigXII espn-affiliated blog rankings

    FoxSports has us at 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    FoxSports has us at 8.

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    "Iowa State has beaten in-state rivals Drake and Creighton," didn't know Creighton was a rival, or in Iowa hehe



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    Re: BigXII espn-affiliated blog rankings

    I echo the comments above, plus there's tv timeouts every four minutes of play, coaches timeouts, halftime, and free throws.



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