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    How much better is ISU basketball in just 2 years?

    Well had a big lead and should have beat KU at the Phog and beat them in Hilton (in final two). Was tied with Kentucky in the 2nd half (in final two). Just sayin its kind of cool to think of the progression in just two years...


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    Re: How much better is ISU basketball in just 2 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    Well had a big lead and should have beat KU at the Phog and beat them in Hilton (final four team and may be in final two). Was tied with Kentucky in the 2nd half (in final two). Just sayin its kind of cool to think of the progression in just two years...
    Not only that, but ISU was playing some great ball towards the end of the season. This is where the tourney seeding irks me just a bit, even though it didn't surprise me. ISU may have received the seed that it "deserved" but I don't believe it reflected the caliber of team that it was/was becoming to close the season. And I can't help but wonder where they would have been ranked/seeded, with the same season results, had there been a bit more preseason recognition of the talent that CFH had amassed.

    But it's not worth fretting over as ISU bball is heading in a positive direction.



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    Re: How much better is ISU basketball in just 2 years?

    I suck Kool aid down by the gallon, and the two year progression is better than I could have hoped.



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    Re: How much better is ISU basketball in just 2 years?

    I still think we deserved a better seed and would have gone further with a different seeding.


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    Re: How much better is ISU basketball in just 2 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    I still think we deserved a better seed and would have gone further with a different seeding.
    I agree. This team was easily Sweet 16 good, and possibly Final 8 good with the right seeding. Oh well, they represented us well either way, and you have to play your draw.



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    Re: How much better is ISU basketball in just 2 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I suck Kool aid down by the gallon, and the two year progression is better than I could have hoped.
    Me, too.

    Unless this season happened to be a misleading anomaly in the long-term (and little reason to believe that's the case) think about how much better we're feeling compared to March 2010.

    And '09, and so on...



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    Re: How much better is ISU basketball in just 2 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I agree. This team was easily Sweet 16 good, and possibly Final 8 good with the right seeding. Oh well, they represented us well either way, and you have to play your draw.
    True, nothing to be ashamed for what we accomplished this year.


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    Re: How much better is ISU basketball in just 2 years?

    I think we're just about 1 "big" away from being final 4 material now! (another #2 guard couldn't hurt either)



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    Re: How much better is ISU basketball in just 2 years?

    I started paying attention to ISU basketball right after the glory years, during the Stinson Blalock and Clark period. I have never experienced this much success as a fan. It feels pretty good.



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    Re: How much better is ISU basketball in just 2 years?

    Agree with all that has been said, but we should have taken care of Texas to deserve a better seed. I think we would have been fine with our seed if we didn't have to go with Kentucky as the #1 in our region.



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    Re: How much better is ISU basketball in just 2 years?

    It is too bad that ISU was stuck at the deadly 8-9 game, where the winner gets to play a 1 seed on practically a home court. Still, the Clones had a pretty good chance against KU, if they could have made the open shots they got and if KU would have not been on fire.

    It was much better to be playing the number one team in the country in the NCAA, rather than hoping to get in the NIT like under McD.



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    Re: How much better is ISU basketball in just 2 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by psychlone99 View Post
    Not only that, but ISU was playing some great ball towards the end of the season. This is where the tourney seeding irks me just a bit, even though it didn't surprise me. ISU may have received the seed that it "deserved" but I don't believe it reflected the caliber of team that it was/was becoming to close the season. And I can't help but wonder where they would have been ranked/seeded, with the same season results, had there been a bit more preseason recognition of the talent that CFH had amassed.

    But it's not worth fretting over as ISU bball is heading in a positive direction.
    As good as Kentucky is, really one of the best teams I've seen in a while, it was also kind of stupid they got ISU/UConn for a second round opponent.



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    Re: How much better is ISU basketball in just 2 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCloned View Post
    It is too bad that ISU was stuck at the deadly 8-9 game, where the winner gets to play a 1 seed on practically a home court. Still, the Clones had a pretty good chance against KU, if they could have made the open shots they got and if KU would have not been on fire. It was much better to be playing the number one team in the country in the NCAA, rather than hoping to get in the NIT like under McD.
    UK?



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    Re: How much better is ISU basketball in just 2 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    I still think we deserved a better seed and would have gone further with a different seeding.
    You cannot lose to Drake, UNI, Oky State, and Texas twice and then ***** about your seed. It sucks but take care of the games you should win and the seeds will take care of themself.


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    Re: How much better is ISU basketball in just 2 years?

    This thread just makes me think how much national recognition we would have next year if Royce was coming back. Damn



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