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    Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    They are a top 25 team afterall.

    MID-MAJOR TOP 25 - (from Purgatorio Press) updated 1/31

    1. Creighton
    2. Saint Mary's
    3. Harvard
    4. Murray St.
    5. Wichita St.
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    25. Drake



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    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    This top 25 is dumb no matter how you spin it, but how can Murray State not be number one?



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    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Yes, it is. Losing to the 25th Best mid major is a bad loss.



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    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Should I start the "Best Losses" thread?



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    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    They are also RPI top 100. So not a bad loss at this point. Need them and UNI to finish strong if we are a bubble team.



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    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone101 View Post
    This top 25 is dumb no matter how you spin it, but how can Murray State not be number one?
    they have played a bunch of rec-league teams?



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    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Drake is a TERRIBLE Loss... we play in the Big 12... we should ALWAYS beat Drake... ALWAYS.



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    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Boy, that is the who's-who of college basketball



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    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonegrad07 View Post
    Drake is a TERRIBLE Loss... we play in the Big 12... we should ALWAYS beat Drake... ALWAYS.
    This. Even if Drake is having a good year and we are a mediocre team and we play them on the road, we should still win that game. Hopefully Fred can get this program back to the point where losing to Drake and UNI doesn't happen anymore.



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    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Whether or not this is a bad loss is all in the eyes of each individual. To most of us fans it is a bad loss, Iowa State should not lose to Drake regardless of where the game is played. On the other hand, with Drake still a top 100 RPI team in the eyes of most selection committee members you would not likely consider this a 'bad loss' for the team. If Drake can play well to finish the year in the top 100 RPI then this loss will not likely hurt us as much as some may believe by just simply thinking that its' Drake.



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    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Turns out that Maybe the UNI loss was a worse loss though.


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    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone View Post
    This. Even if Drake is having a good year and we are a mediocre team and we play them on the road, we should still win that game. Hopefully Fred can get this program back to the point where losing to Drake and UNI doesn't happen anymore.
    We should always expect to win that game, but RPI-wise its not a horrible loss. Committee will see early season loss to a top-100 team (assuming they stay there) on the road.



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    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonegrad07 View Post
    Drake is a TERRIBLE Loss... we play in the Big 12... we should ALWAYS beat Drake... ALWAYS.
    I think the word you are looking for it Turrible, but hey they upset the #5 team as well on Saturday I see



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    Re: Losing to Drake is NOT a bad loss

    Drake was not a bad loss.UNI was. Hopefully, UNI will pull some magical turnaround here to help us out on that.

    Drake is really putting together a nice season compared to expectations.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
    Make this one for the ages!




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