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    Re: Women's Bracketology 2/13

    Would that mean the first two rounds are at hilton and the sweet 16/elite 8 are at wells fargo?


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    Re: Women's Bracketology 2/13

    If you look closer, ISU is the last team in the tournament, with a procedural bump to an 11 seed.

    4 of the next 5 games are at home. Go 3-2 over that stretch and you end up 8-10 in conference...right on the bubble for the tourney but hopefully in. Kansas and Missouri at home are must wins for 2 of those 5 games. Then hopefully then can win 2 of the other 3 games.

    4-1 the rest of Feb for sure gets you in the tourney.

    2-3 the rest of Feb likely bursts the bubble.



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    Re: Women's Bracketology 2/13

    I actually like the 11-seed in Ames & Des Moines. Those are some winnable games. WAY better than being an 8-9 seed against #1.

    Also note that Oklahoma State is the first team out of the tourney, so our remaining game with them in Stillwater on Feb 23 could be pivotal.

    Our remaining 4 home games against KU, OU, Mizzou and K-State are all must-wins in my opinion. K-State not as urgent a must-win because we've already beaten them once. Then we could afford to lose on the road in a Stillwater hiccup at OkSt and of course Baylor. (Hope nobody is forgetting we have to close the season in Waco.)

    Still lots of work to do. But if we sweep the games this week, RPI#35 KU and #15 OU, we can breath a small sigh of relief.



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    Re: Women's Bracketology 2/13

    Also interesting to note that Iowa has won five in a row and is one of the last teams in as an 11-seed playing 6-seed OU. ISU is #49 RPI and the Hawkeyes are #50, so our win over them is looking better.



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    Re: Women's Bracketology 2/13

    My guess is no better or worse than anyone else's who isn't on the committee. Yet, I'd rather be at least at .500 in the conference (9-9) come selection day. That's four out of the next six-definitely doable but not for sure for certain. The loss at TT doesn't hurt a lot, it just was a lost opportunity to help ourselves. If we bring our best game, with a little luck we could go 5-1. Everyone seems to assume a Baylor loss without saying; everyone except BF, that is.


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    Re: Women's Bracketology 2/13

    Quote Originally Posted by BenEClone View Post
    ... If we bring our best game, with a little luck we could go 5-1. Everyone seems to assume a Baylor loss without saying; everyone except BF, that is.
    The odds would say that the Baylor game goes in the loss column. But ISU has as good or better chance than other teams in the league to beat them. Anna makes it tougher for Griner on both offense and defense. ISU's team defense can be very effective. Those two factors give ISU a unique capability, and if combined with good (hot?) shooting, would really put the pressure on BU.



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    Re: Women's Bracketology 2/13

    Quote Originally Posted by benman82 View Post
    Would that mean the first two rounds are at hilton and the sweet 16/elite 8 are at wells fargo?
    Yes, based on Creme's current scenario, if we won two in Ames, we would play in DSM. We can play at Wells Fargo because UNI is the host school.



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    Re: Women's Bracketology 2/13

    Quote Originally Posted by cydney View Post
    The odds would say that the Baylor game goes in the loss column. But ISU has as good or better chance than other teams in the league to beat them. Anna makes it tougher for Griner on both offense and defense. ISU's team defense can be very effective. Those two factors give ISU a unique capability, and if combined with good (hot?) shooting, would really put the pressure on BU.
    We can defend Baylor better than some but have shown we can't score enough against them to actually beat them.



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