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    Re: ISU Vs UConn articles thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Thought I would start this as a good centralized place to read about the game.
    Great idea.



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    Re: ISU Vs UConn articles thread

    good thread, just watched CFH press conf, he is pumped up hope the team feeds of him and comes strong



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    Re: ISU Vs UConn articles thread

    "Best first-round game No. 8 Iowa State vs. No. 9 UConn. For an 8/9 game, there will be a heck of a lot of pros on the floor for this one.
    Iowa State’s versatile Royce White is like a more athletic, less experienced version of Michigan State All-American Draymond Green. UConn showed -- at last -- some serious life at the Big East Tournament with its overtime victory over West Virginia and narrow loss to Syracuse, and the Huskies still feature gifted freshman Andre Drummond and Final Four hero Jeremy Lamb.
    The winner will be a challenge for top-seeded Kentucky.



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    Re: ISU Vs UConn articles thread

    Asmussen on ... the South Region | IlliniHQ.com

    Best first-round matchup: Iowa State vs. UConn
    Fred Hoiberg's band of merry transfers earned the school's first NCAA tournament bid in seven years. Not bad. Hopefully for the Cyclones, it goes better than the last time, when they lost by 27 to North Carolina. We tend to forget that the Huskies are the defending national champions and certainly capable of making a decent tournament run. They miss Kemba Walker, but there is still plenty of talent on hand. And having Jim Calhoun return to the bench has been a plus. Look for a close score and a game-winning basket at the buzzer. Just can't tell you which team puts it up.



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    Best coaching matchup Fred Hoiberg, Iowa State vs. Jim Calhoun, Connecticut. Although he might have trouble hoisting a trophy or cutting down a net with a tender back that is just coming off surgery, Calhoun remains the defending national championship coach until somebody knocks off the Huskies. Hoiberg returned in 2010 to his hometown and alma mater to coach after 10 years in the NBA. He once received write-in votes for mayor. In a more earnest election, he was named co-coach of the year in the Big 12 for having led his team to a 12-6 conference record, a year after Iowa State was 3-13. It was the biggest improvement in conference history.



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    Re: ISU Vs UConn articles thread

    Thats funny...... this is a line from the Washington Post article.




    This could be Connecticut’s last NCAA tournament
    until at least 2014. The Huskies face a ban on
    tournament play next year because of past
    academic problems.
    “Ain’t nobody thinking about that right now,”
    Boatright said.



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    Re: ISU Vs UConn articles thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    Thats funny...... this is a line from the Washington Post article.




    This could be Connecticut’s last NCAA tournament
    until at least 2014. The Huskies face a ban on
    tournament play next year because of past
    academic problems.
    “Ain’t nobody thinking about that right now,”
    Boatright said.



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    Re: ISU Vs UConn articles thread

    An article in a newspaper older than the country.


    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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    Re: ISU Vs UConn articles thread

    Nice comprehensive look at our team and our season from cyclones.com

    http://www.cyclones.com/pdf8/832335.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=10700



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    Re: ISU Vs UConn articles thread

    The 10 first-round NCAA tournament games you can’t miss | CollegeBasketballTalk

    2. (8) Iowa State vs. (9) Connecticut: The winner gets Kentucky, and while many have assumed that it will be the Huskies who advance, don’t eliminate the possibility of Fred Hoiberg’s team winning. The Cyclones use 6’9″ Royce White as their point guard, and his ability to work on the perimeter makes him a tough match-up. Can Roscoe Smith guard him on the perimeter? Yes, but he’ll also need to be strong enough to deal with White inside as well. ISU also has capable perimeter shooters, which could pose a problem for Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright and Jeremy Lamb. The Huskies haven’t lived up to the preseason expectations while the Cyclones have surpassed theirs, and both are capable of advancing.




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