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    I LOVE this team........

    For everyone who is going to go off about the fact that the Cyclones; did not win by 30, the students not showing up in full force, Royce having free throw issue, Allen shooting too soon, or whatever! I would just like to say this....


    I LOVE this TEAM. Keep in mind no game is promised to anyone regardless of the opponent they are playing(Look at Syracuse against USF tonight). Just because you outrank someone and should win does not promise you will win. If that were the case why even bother playing, we could just simulate all the games from day one with stats and ESPN analyst vomit and determine the outcome that way.


    Texas Tech gave the Cyclones exactly what they should have, a challenge, a good game and they stuck to their plan. I love our team because they stepped it up and you could tell they cranked it up about ten notches in the second half. This is not the first time this happened, the difference between a good Cyclone team, and a GREAT Cyclone Team is the later will rise to the challenge. It does not matter what the record, ranking, or previous performance of their opponent is.


    Let me give two quick examples of great Cyclone teams from the past in similar situations. In 1986 the Clones were undefeated at home with two games left. They had played exceptional at home beating Michigan State and Kansas(their ONLY loss in the Big 8 that year). The played Moe Iba's Nebraska team that came in with a slow down offense and kept hitting every shot they seemed to take. Hornacek could not hit anything, Grayer was playing an off game, and Hill had foul trouble, Virgil even missed a break away dunk. Never the less despite trailing at half time that team stepped it up, came out and defeated the Cornhuskers, 81-73, enroute to crushing them in the Big 8 tourney, the BS call by Woody Mayfield and the Sweet 16.


    Now compare this to the team in 2001 and how the season ended there. I am NOT even going to say any more because no true Cyclone fan even mentions those two games openly that ended the 2001 season. Never the less, that team literally just folded when challenged by teams with unequal rankings and records.


    This team is exciting, they are fun to watch (Royce, Melvin, Scotty, Chris', Tyrus, the rest). They have the ability to compete with anyone in the country, when was the last time we even felt that way??


    Final note, for those of you being hard on the students or the crowd at Hilton, just take a look at ANY other arena in the Big 12 or across the country. Hilton still had energy tonight, and you could see the team and crowd feed off each other. If you watched the MU/KSU game, that crowd did NOTHING to lift or respond to anything the Tigers did. Somehow, that feelings just went up that they could not win that one no matter what. No they don't match up well with KSU, but you could tell they did not play their game.


    I don't care where the team goes for the NCAA I am going there to watch them, cheer them on, win, loss, good or bad!


    GO CYCLONES!!!!



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    Re: I LOVE this team........

    Gary Rima in the house.

    Not a bad write up.


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    Re: I LOVE this team........

    I love this team too. The offense is just incredibly fun to watch. Ugly basketball is really the norm for a lot of the teams in the NCAA (ahem, Kansas State), but we make it fun to watch with our passing and shooting.



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    Re: I LOVE this team........

    Me too!




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    Re: I LOVE this team........

    Great thread! Love the write up!



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    Re: I LOVE this team........

    I agree with the sentiments. As I said several games ago- I hope everyone is taking the time to enjoy what is happening here, because you'll look back and remember being stressed the whole time. I did that with the Fizer/Tinsley team, and didn't enjoy what was a remarkable year nearly as much as I should have.



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    Re: I LOVE this team........

    Great write-up. I couldn't agree more. This team has the potential to be special in a lot of ways. I love it. I love this team, and I have a giant man-crush on Hoiberg. But hey, who doesn't?



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    Re: I LOVE this team........

    Refreshing to see something like this. I've had enough with the bad atmosphere/finger pointing threads/negative type threads.



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    Re: I LOVE this team........

    I agree, nice to see someone posting something good rather then ragging on others. This team has done alot better than I thought they would. I figured this was about a year away.

    Keep the good times rolling!!



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    Re: I LOVE this team........

    I certainly am enjoying this season. Usually we are playing for nothing at this point unless we won the B12 tournament. Heck, we could not even win a game at the tournament since McD arrived. The extra depth on the bench has come in very handy.


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

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    Re: I LOVE this team........

    It's like they are almost to in love with the passing, which is a good problem to have. Get Babb back on track and we are very dangerous.



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