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    ESPN Bubble Watch (2-24-12 Edition)

    ISU is now in the category of teams that should be in

    have at it debating what they say about the bubble for ISU

    College Basketball Bubble Watch - The curious case of Northwestern, the sentimental bubble favorite - NCAA Men's Basketball - ESPN



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    Re: ESPN Bubble Watch (2-24-12 Edition)

    Good but would rather be a lock.



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    Re: ESPN Bubble Watch (2-24-12 Edition)

    I figured KSU would be a lock after those wins. They have a good shot to win out. We have to win 1 game just to secure 4th place.


    Quote Originally Posted by AltHawk View Post
    Why would it? One bad game doesn't change a thing. Iowa will still be a darkhorse B1G championship contender, and Iowa State will be lucky to make the NIT.

    If you ask the basketball analysts outside the state of Iowa I think you would be surprised to hear their responses. Iowa was pegged as a preseason top 5 team by one ESPN analyst and is ranked in the vast, vast majority of preseason top 25 polls

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    Re: ESPN Bubble Watch (2-24-12 Edition)

    at Kansas State, at Missouri, versus Baylor -- can't possibly yield a bad loss. Even an 0-3 mark (which might be the most likely result) will keep them in pretty decent shape. Remember, there's still that win over Kansas. Things are looking up in Ames.
    I agree here.
    However, I would really like to get just 1 of those, and I think we will. Winning one of those games will move us into a lock for the tourney. I would really like to sweep KSU. I would also like to send Mizzou to the SEC with a loss. And I would love to beat Baylor on senior day. F it, just win em all.


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    Re: ESPN Bubble Watch (2-24-12 Edition)

    On an off topic note on the Big 10:

    "A few short weeks ago, it appeared the Big Ten was set to get as many as eight, possibly even nine, NCAA tournament bids. That dream is over."

    At least somebody is starting to realize it lol.



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    Re: ESPN Bubble Watch (2-24-12 Edition)

    Even with 0-3 we will be in decent shape, yes. But go 0-4, and we just may be in slightly less decent shape.



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    Re: ESPN Bubble Watch (2-24-12 Edition)

    Quote Originally Posted by digZ View Post
    On an off topic note on the Big 10:

    "A few short weeks ago, it appeared the Big Ten was set to get as many as eight, possibly even nine, NCAA tournament bids. That dream is over."

    At least somebody is starting to realize it lol.
    Only idiots had that dream. I swear some "experts" don't even watch the games.



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    Re: ESPN Bubble Watch (2-24-12 Edition)

    It is positive news, and therefore, I agree with it.



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    Re: ESPN Bubble Watch (2-24-12 Edition)

    Might not be a lock, but pretty crazy that we can lose our last 3 games of the regular season and still have a good shot to get in.. so so nice not to be in that "if we win out, we might still have a shot to get in" scenario. Our guys have put us in a great position.



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    Re: ESPN Bubble Watch (2-24-12 Edition)

    Alot of talk about losing our last three. I just don't see it though. Our guys hate to lose and take it personally. No way we lose 3 straight.


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    Re: ESPN Bubble Watch (2-24-12 Edition)

    Finishing in the top 4 would be a tremendous accomplishment for Fred and the boys, even if the standings have no bearing on our tournament prospects. The top 5 would still be good, to finish in the top half of the Big 12 for the first time in forever, but I want to finish as high as possible.



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    Re: ESPN Bubble Watch (2-24-12 Edition)

    Scrolling down through the rest of the report...whoops, they forgot to put the team logos for the "locks" on that conference...oh...it's the Pac12. Nevermind.












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    Re: ESPN Bubble Watch (2-24-12 Edition)

    Vandy fans have to be upset being on that list too....

    20-8 (9-4), RPI: 25, SOS: 9.



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    Re: ESPN Bubble Watch (2-24-12 Edition)

    Quote Originally Posted by digZ View Post
    On an off topic note on the Big 10:

    "A few short weeks ago, it appeared the Big Ten was set to get as many as eight, possibly even nine, NCAA tournament bids. That dream is over."

    At least somebody is starting to realize it lol.
    IMO, that was a total homer pipe dream all along. Yeah, numbers wise is was doable, but to think all of those teams were going to win the games they needed to to get into the tourney was quite a stretch. Especially the whole Illinois thing. They were obvioiusly on a downward path, but a few people kept them in there. It's like buying a lottery ticket and telling everyone you are as good as a millionaire.



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    Re: ESPN Bubble Watch (2-24-12 Edition)

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    Scrolling down through the rest of the report...whoops, they forgot to put the team logos for the "locks" on that conference...oh...it's the Pac12. Nevermind.

    hahaha.. yeah. "Cal's best nonconference win came at home versus Weber State." Pretty much says it all



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