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    ISU in top 3 teams no one is talking about but should

    The King's Court takes a look around the nation as the season begins -- college basketball - ESPN

    It seems odd that as we seem to be gaining some more national attention going into this season, the local experts covering the team seemed to have soured on the high expectations we had this summer. Should be an interesting winter to say the least.



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    Re: ISU in top 3 teams no one is talking about but should

    Makes me wonder if that NU scrimmage was worse then we thought....



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    Re: ISU in top 3 teams no one is talking about but should

    Quote Originally Posted by State43 View Post
    Makes me wonder if that NU scrimmage was worse then we thought....

    Why?



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    Re: ISU in top 3 teams no one is talking about but should

    Maybe we need to actually play a few games before we should expect much press. Oh and we need to win them.



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    Re: ISU in top 3 teams no one is talking about but should

    Quote Originally Posted by State43 View Post
    Makes me wonder if that NU scrimmage was worse then we thought....
    Worse in a bad way for nebraska?



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    Re: ISU in top 3 teams no one is talking about but should

    Quote Originally Posted by MaccloNe View Post
    Maybe we need to actually play a few games before we should expect much press. Oh and we need to win them.
    I wasn't complaining about lack of press. Quite the opposite actually. We are getting some press this year, but the local guys like CW seem to have really soured on the team the last couple weeks.



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    Re: ISU in top 3 teams no one is talking about but should

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    I wasn't complaining about lack of press. Quite the opposite actually. We are getting some press this year, but the local guys like CW seem to have really soured on the team the last couple weeks.
    That's just because CW has mastered the stance all the media (minus Tirrell) use around central Iowa. Lower expectations, but leave open possibilities. Murphy and Fales are the masters of giving a bland opinion that stays strictly on the fence. Murphy and Fales have to do this because they are supposed to be neutral. CW on the other hand is just a bland person with weak opinions. It is easier that way.


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    "You must spread some reputation around before giving it to jahfg again"

    Couldn't agree more. I miss Deace writeups where there was personal opinion instead of generic and safe offerings based on things people generally already know/agree about. /end rant



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    Re: ISU in top 3 teams no one is talking about but should

    Anyone else find it funny how closely related all those teams are? Dana Altman left Creighton for Oregon, and Greg McDermott left Iowa State to go to Creighton.



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    Re: ISU in top 3 teams no one is talking about but should

    After listening to CW and Blum's bball preview I'm sobering up my expectations for this team.



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    Re: ISU in top 3 teams no one is talking about but should

    Quote Originally Posted by jahfg View Post
    That's just because CW has mastered the stance all the media (minus Tirrell) use around central Iowa. Lower expectations, but leave open possibilities. Murphy and Fales are the masters of giving a bland opinion that stays strictly on the fence. Murphy and Fales have to do this because they are supposed to be neutral. CW on the other hand is just a bland person with weak opinions. It is easier that way.
    Maybe CW realized we are a weak rebounding team with no actual PG???? And he saw it first hand in the first exhibition game



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    Re: ISU in top 3 teams no one is talking about but should

    Quote Originally Posted by bosco View Post
    After listening to CW and Blum's bball preview I'm sobering up my expectations for this team.
    You're expectations are pretty easy to form by yourself. Not by listening to 2 glorified fans, use your own opinion.

    Look at the talent across the Big 12, then look at our talent, and compare. We are on the lower end of the middle tier (5-8th). If Royce gets a fire lit under him, and they play consistent we could jump up a bit.

    Top tier- Baylor, Kansas
    Mid-tier- Mizzou, A&M, Texas, OSU, ISU, KSU
    Low-tier-Tech, OU



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    Re: ISU in top 3 teams no one is talking about but should

    Quote Originally Posted by Yes13 View Post
    You're expectations are pretty easy to form by yourself. Not by listening to 2 glorified fans, use your own opinion.

    Look at the talent across the Big 12, then look at our talent, and compare. We are on the lower end of the middle tier (5-8th). If Royce gets a fire lit under him, and they play consistent we could jump up a bit.

    Top tier- Baylor, Kansas
    Mid-tier- Mizzou, A&M, Texas, OSU, ISU, KSU
    Low-tier-Tech, OU
    I don't know how good Kansas is going to be this year.



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    Re: ISU in top 3 teams no one is talking about but should

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    I don't know how good Kansas is going to be this year.
    There's not a very big gap between the top and mid tiers this year. I feel like ISU could beat (or lose to) anyone in the Big 12, which is why this year is very exciting.



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    Re: ISU in top 3 teams no one is talking about but should

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonepower View Post
    Maybe CW realized we are a weak rebounding team with no actual PG???? And he saw it first hand in the first exhibition game
    Yes we looked weak on the boards...we were playing without our center.
    Maybe Railey does not start, or play as much as other guys...but I think he will help our rebounding a lot.


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