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    Why does skid temper future expectations???

    We are literally a few minutes away from being in 2nd place in the Big 12. We have lost 6 games, 5 Big 12 games in the last 60 seconds in which we held the lead. We have done this with 0 bench. We are adding 8, good, new bodies next year, along with scottie to hottie, ejim, godfrey, boo boo, and railey... so i think we are going to be just fine.



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    Re: Why does skid temper future expectations???

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedcyclone View Post
    We are literally a few minutes away from being in 2nd place in the Big 12. We have lost 6 games, 5 Big 12 games in the last 60 seconds in which we held the lead. We have done this with 0 bench. We are adding 8, good, new bodies next year, along with scottie to hottie, ejim, godfrey, boo boo, and railey... so i think we are going to be just fine.
    I thought this was going to be another melt-down thread but was pleasantly surprised...and agree with you.


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    Re: Why does skid temper future expectations???

    Because we've had problems closing out games for a while now and I don't know if we can suddenly improve like that. It's certainly possible, though.



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    Re: Why does skid temper future expectations???

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneState1028 View Post
    Because we've had problems closing out games for a while now and I don't know if we can suddenly improve like that. It's certainly possible, though.
    Having more than one guy on your team that can handle the ball and create will certainly help. Very excited for the future.

    We add the transfers and 4 new recruits. Pressing will be so fun to watch



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    Re: Why does skid temper future expectations???

    It shouldn't, this year really has nothing to do with next year. I would say only Scotty and Godfrey will get significant minutes next year. Everyone else will be new.



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    Re: Why does skid temper future expectations???

    Because collectively this board is full of bi-polar morons.



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    Re: Why does skid temper future expectations???

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    Because collectively this board is full of bi-polar morons.
    Liar!!! Oh wait I think you are right.



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    Re: Why does skid temper future expectations???

    Got to keep things in perspective. We were not expected to be very competitive this year. We start off 14-2 and everyone was getting excited, including myself because next year was the season I was expecting great things.....So, we've lost a lot of close games this year and in the near past, big whoop. Next year's team will be completely different than this one and with a heck of a lot talent increase and we will actually have a good bench, which will help those weary legs down the stretch of those close games.



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    Re: Why does skid temper future expectations???

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    Because collectively this board is full of bi-polar morons.
    Welcome to every message board in America.



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    Re: Why does skid temper future expectations???

    Part of it is the way we've lost so many games. It's incredibly frustrating, and I just worry that it will be something that carries over into next year.

    Otherwise, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about next year. We've lost a lot of close games this year, and when you step back and think about it, with more talent and more depth next year, those close losses should become wins. And the blowout losses should become close games. Considering how close we are to having five or more wins than we do with the talent and depth we have, we should definitely be excited about the future with the guys we have coming in.

    However, I do worry we're setting ourselves up for a huge disappointment next year. We over-hype our incoming talent all the time here, and there are just a ton of things that could go wrong. Maybe the team doesn't come together well, or maybe we don't have anybody that can step in well enough for DG. Maybe somebody important leaves/gets kicked off the team. Just look at K-State. They had Final Four hopes at the start of the year, and now they're probably on the outside looking in when it comes to the dance.

    These losses have me down and I'm being unusually pessimistic. But I do believe next season will be a fun ride, and that we will make the Tourney.



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    Re: Why does skid temper future expectations???

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneState1028 View Post
    Because we've had problems closing out games for a while now and I don't know if we can suddenly improve like that. It's certainly possible, though.
    Having a bigger lead (better players) will help.



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    Re: Why does skid temper future expectations???

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    It shouldn't, this year really has nothing to do with next year. I would say only Scotty and Godfrey will get significant minutes next year. Everyone else will be new.
    Ejim will play plenty.



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    Re: Why does skid temper future expectations???

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Ejim will play plenty.
    Urgh, don't know why I forgot about him.



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    Re: Why does skid temper future expectations???

    My expectations for next season haven't changed. NCAA tourney one way or another. If we don't make it and there are no injuries I will be concerned for the future.



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    Re: Why does skid temper future expectations???

    I just think it might delay it a little. If we win those games CFH is likely coach of the year for sure in the Big 12 and would be getting so much media attention nationally it would surely help land some big time recruits right away. As it is if he can get DG drafted that will also go a long ways in recruiting.

    If anything I think it puts expectations back to where they were at the beginning of the season that is to make the tourney next year. An ncaa birth this year would of greatly.. hugely... monumentally exceeded expectations.



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