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    Official Men's BB Bracketology Thread

    I had an idea that now since we are being discussed as a tourney team that we could use a thread had some predictions from different sites and other people on CF opinion.

    Do you think we'll get in? Would we be in if the season ended today?

    I think we'll squeak in...atm I see a 10-8 conference record. Would be nice to get a win Tuesday against Texas so we can say we swept Texas, a contender for a bubble spot as well. I've been looking around and am seeing anywhere from a 10 seed to being not in.

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    Hoops Report- vs San Diego St.


    Anyway, I'm not saying we are in and/or we will go far in it, but it's fun to be getting discussed.


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    Re: Official Men's BB Bracketology Thread

    It's not an official thread unless there are at least six (6) asterisks in it. I'm sure it's in the user agreement somewhere.


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    Re: Official Men's BB Bracketology Thread

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    It's not an official thread unless there are at least six (6) asterisks in it. I'm sure it's in the user agreement somewhere.
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    Re:Official Men's BB Bracketology Thread

    In order to get in at 10-8 we will need a win over Baylor, Kansas or Mizz IMO. So let's take care of that next Saturday



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    Re: Official Men's BB Bracketology Thread

    from Jan 18, CBS only had four Big 12 teams but had nine Big 10. Thats a lot.



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    Re: Official Men's BB Bracketology Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 83Clone View Post
    In order to get in at 10-8 we will need a win over Baylor, Kansas or Mizz IMO. So let's take care of that next Saturday
    Not true. Sweeping Texas, A&M, Okie St, OU, and TT gets us to 10 wins. But that might be the most uninspiring 10 wins possible and could result in ISU's bubble getting burst.


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    Re:Official Men's BB Bracketology Thread

    I think you made my point. We need a quality win, especially if we finish 10-8. OU,OSU, TT, T a M won't get us any points



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    Re: Official Men's BB Bracketology Thread

    Yesterday on Gameday, Lunardi had us as the last team in the field. That was before our 24 point win at TT.



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    Re: Official Men's BB Bracketology Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 83Clone View Post
    I think you made my point. We need a quality win, especially if we finish 10-8. OU,OSU, TT, T a M won't get us any points
    Actually, my point all along has been the nonconference schedule was so pathetic, including damaging losses to Drake and UNI, that 10 conference wins isn't going to be enough, even if it includes a pickoff of one of the top 4 teams. I think ISU needs at least 11 wins.


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    Re: Official Men's BB Bracketology Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Actually, my point all along has been the nonconference schedule was so pathetic, including damaging losses to Drake and UNI, that 10 conference wins isn't going to be enough, even if it includes a pickoff of one of the top 4 teams. I think ISU needs at least 11 wins.
    You mean "other top 3 teams." Tied for 3rd puts us in the top 4 teams right now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Actually, my point all along has been the nonconference schedule was so pathetic, including damaging losses to Drake and UNI, that 10 conference wins isn't going to be enough, even if it includes a pickoff of one of the top 4 teams. I think ISU needs at least 11 wins.
    Again, you're harping on the Drake loss way too much. Losses in early November usually don't have a lot of effect, especially when the whole team is new. If the committee sees us playing well down the stretch, I bet that Drake loss won't hurt us as much as you seem to think. The last 10 games means an awful lot more than losses in early November.



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    Re: Official Men's BB Bracketology Thread

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    Again, you're harping on the Drake loss way too much. Losses in early November usually don't have a lot of effect, especially when the whole team is new. If the committee sees us playing well down the stretch, I bet that Drake loss won't hurt us as much as you seem to think. The last 10 games means an awful lot more than losses in early November.
    Tell that to Virginia Tech, who got ****ed over by the Tournament Committee 3 consecutive years because they played such a **** nonconference schedule. The almighty ACC schedule and reputation couldn't overcome the damage that was done before the conference schedule.

    I agree that the Drake loss in itself isn't horrible. But combined with the patheticness of ISU's nonconference schedule, it won't be ignored come tournament time.


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    Re: Official Men's BB Bracketology Thread

    It's refreshing to even be in the discussion. Hope we're in even better position 6 weeks from now.

    I could dig getting the shot as 10 vs. 2 w/ Kentucky (as I posted elsewhere yesterday) and like our chances in 12-5 vs. UVa.

    Personally, I might put ISU still out, perhaps First Four Out. Bad losses that might not kill the resume, but only one semi-quality win vs. UT.

    Need to win the next two, for starters.



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    Re: Official Men's BB Bracketology Thread

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    It's not an official thread unless there are at least six (6) asterisks in it. I'm sure it's in the user agreement somewhere.
    I figured if it gets to selection sunday and we are a bubble team then the asterisks can come out..


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    Quote Originally Posted by CRcyclone6 View Post
    from Jan 18, CBS only had four Big 12 teams but had nine Big 10. Thats a lot.
    I predict Big 12 will get 5, Big Ten probably 7 (possibly 8).



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