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    Is it ok?

    Can I be a bit excited for the upcoming basketball season? Is it bad I think ISU could finish in the top 3 of the Big 12? Am I crazy for thinking ISU finishes ahead of KU? I am trying to stay grounded but I think there is hope!



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    Re: Is it ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by twojman View Post
    Can I be a bit excited for the upcoming basketball season? Is it bad I think ISU could finish in the top 3 of the Big 12? Am I crazy for thinking ISU finishes ahead of KU? I am trying to stay grounded but I think there is hope!
    You could say crazy about the KU thing since they've won the conference every year for forever now. I'd just love to see us undefeated on our floor, and we definitely have the raw talent to do it.



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    Re: Is it ok?

    You're darn right it's OK to be excited. Don't let any "realists" drag you down.


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    Re: Is it ok?

    I think this team has a lot of potential, but there are too many unknowns right now to be crowning them at the top of the Big XII basketball heap. Is it a possibility, yes, I think we have more well rounded talent and a system that works over previous years, but when that ball tips for the first time, it's all in the hands of the players.

    I think the talent is there and only time will tell if the team is there as well.



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    Re: Is it ok?

    A buddy of mine who knows a lot more about Big 12 basketball than I could ever hope to thinks that we can win the whole damn thing (Big 12). He's not prone to wild optimism either.

    That's a "could", not a "will".


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    Re: Is it ok?

    I'm very curious to see what Hoiberg has learned over the offseason as a coach, and the player development that occurs for the returning players. Not only is it great to recruit good players, but I think Hoiberg has a knack for individual skill development as well. Very excited for this year! I think we are top 3 in the conference as well.



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    Re: Is it ok?

    I think had we retained Lutz and if Godfrey hadn't got kicked off we could be looking at a championship team. Right now I just want to dance again.



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    Re: Is it ok?

    No your not crazy, we have just about as much talent as anyone in the league, and a good mix of player as well, with a couple good inside players in Royce and Booker and a stable of good 3-point shooters, it should be a really interesting year. I'll admit if we are not top half of the Big 12 and in the dance this year I will be a bit dissapointed.



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    Re: Is it ok?

    We have a chance to be very good. I think the thing we tend to forget is that a lot of teams in the Big 12 have recruited really well and may have just as good if not better talent.



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    Re: Is it ok?

    Those best Big 12 recruiting classes (Texas specifically) are all coming in this year. I think if our guys can buy into the team concept their experience and toughness will go a long ways.

    Although our guys haven't ever officially played together, there will be a lot of experience across the board in our starting 5 and down through our 7th man.


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    Re: Is it ok?

    I'm going into the season with an attitude of extreme excitement with little preset in terms of expectations. I know it will be an enjoyable season, and a good one. Beyond that, I really have no idea how high they can finish.



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    Re: Is it ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by twojman View Post
    Can I be a bit excited for the upcoming basketball season? Is it bad I think ISU could finish in the top 3 of the Big 12? Am I crazy for thinking ISU finishes ahead of KU? I am trying to stay grounded but I think there is hope!
    I think it's okay. 4 teams have new coaches. Texas and KU both lost some of best players yes they probably have great classes coming in, but I don't think anyone they have coming in can do what the morris twins did. Same for Texas and who they lost to the nba draft. This is a perfect chance for us to make a statement.


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    Re: Is it ok?

    i have high expectations as well. i know we'll play hard, and we'll score alot of points. i just hope our D is improved (it was lousy last year) and we can rebound (to start the fast break). do those two things well and we're in business.

    like stated above the two best returning teams (mizz/A&M) have new coaches, TX and KU are "down" (by their standards), and let's face it, no one is worried about baylor. us and ksu will surprise.



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    Quote Originally Posted by brokenloginagain View Post
    i have high expectations as well. i know we'll play hard, and we'll score alot of points. i just hope our D is improved (it was lousy last year) and we can rebound (to start the fast break). do those two things well and we're in business.

    like stated above the two best returning teams (mizz/A&M) have new coaches, TX and KU are "down" (by their standards), and let's face it, no one is worried about baylor. us and ksu will surprise.
    This is a big part of my optimism. We have a talented team coming a long right at a moment where there might be a possible power gap in the conference.

    Without the Morris twins KU just isn't going to be the juggernaut they were last year. Conference favorites? Probably, but they shouldn't be as good. That was a team we nearly beat last year.

    Protecting the home floor is a big step this year. If we can beat KU and Texas in Hilton, that would work wonders for the fanbase.


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    Re: Is it ok?

    I just hope we beat Iowa, I don't care about post season or conference play. Just kidding, just kidding.



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