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    Re: MBB schedule released

    I like the look of this, overall.

    Plenty of cake early, some decent non-league tests, get a big challenge immediately by opening Big 12 @KU. Home games vs. UT & WVa immediately follow, too, so we'll know a little bit about ISU's league potential right away.

    Second half of B12 looks slightly more steep than first half, but offers plenty of chances to improve resume late in the season.



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    Re: MBB schedule released

    Oh ****!! Not Campbell!!!



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    Re: MBB schedule released

    Looks better than last year. A couple of opportunities in the Non Conference to pick up some good wins. I would still like to see our strength of schedule go up in the coming years.



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    Re: MBB schedule released

    I like that there are 5 conference Saturday home games vs. 4 conference weekday home games. That should marginally help attendance and the AD's bottom line.


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    Re: MBB schedule released

    I really like the way the Big 12 is set up now to have every team home and away



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    Re: MBB schedule released

    I'm not sure this is any better than last season's nothingburger of a non-conference schedule. As some will recall, our best non-conference win a year ago was a home win against the second place team in the Patriot league. I don't think the selection committee ignored that, considering that we equaled Baylor's conference resume and ended up 23 lines below them on the S-curve.



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    Re: MBB schedule released

    Quote Originally Posted by kucyclone View Post
    I don't think the selection committee ignored that, considering that we equaled Baylor's conference resume and ended up 23 lines below them on the S-curve.
    Doubtful a more difficult non-con would have improved the seed, as it was the losses to Drake and UNI that were hard to ignore. Losing 2 out of 3 to Texas was the final blow.



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    Re: MBB schedule released

    Quote Originally Posted by kucyclone View Post
    I'm not sure this is any better than last season's nothingburger of a non-conference schedule. As some will recall, our best non-conference win a year ago was a home win against the second place team in the Patriot league. I don't think the selection committee ignored that, considering that we equaled Baylor's conference resume and ended up 23 lines below them on the S-curve.
    The Vegas tourney makes it a big step up. Cincy and either Oregon/UNLV beats Providence and Rice.


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    Re: MBB schedule released

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    The Vegas tourney makes it a big step up. Cincy and either Oregon/UNLV beats Providence and Rice.
    Not sure about that, because neither neutral Cincy or neutral Oregon beats @Michigan from last year, and you're also forgetting that we don't play the @UNI game, which would have been a nice boost. If we do play UNLV (basically an away game), that'll be great for SOS, but we'll have to beat Cincy first, and we'll be a 4-6 point underdog.

    Regardless, an equally big issue is not the marquee (if you can call them that) non-conference games, but the games against the complete nobodies that drag down the SOS from the back end. Because playing, for example, St. Mary's and Harvard would give you a better SOS than playing Kentucky and Towson. And there's a lot of Towson here.


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    Re: MBB schedule released

    Pretty weak home non conference schedule. Not much to get excited about other than the BYU game.



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    Re: MBB schedule released

    Quote Originally Posted by kucyclone View Post
    Not sure about that, because neither neutral Cincy or neutral Oregon beats @Michigan from last year, and you're also forgetting that we don't play the @UNI game, which would have been a nice boost. If we do play UNLV (basically an away game), that'll be great for SOS, but we'll have to beat Cincy first, and we'll be a 4-6 point underdog.

    Regardless, an equally big issue is not the marquee (if you can call them that) non-conference games, but the games against the complete nobodies that drag down the SOS from the back end. Because playing, for example, St. Mary's and Harvard would give you a better SOS than playing Kentucky and Towson. And there's a lot of Towson here.
    @ Michigan is replaced by BYU at home. Iowa is improved and on the road.

    Cincy/ either opponent on neutral court beat Providence/Rice on neutral court.


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    Re: MBB schedule released

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    @ Michigan is replaced by BYU at home.
    Replacing a 4 seed on the road with a bubble team at home is even?

    There's no point quibbling about this, though, because my bigger issue is addressed in the second paragraph of my last post, specifically the several games against the absolute worst of the cupcakes, which drag down the SOS from the back and negate the high-level games on the schedule.



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    Re: MBB schedule released

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    @ Michigan is replaced by BYU at home. Iowa is improved and on the road.

    Cincy/ either opponent on neutral court beat Providence/Rice on neutral court.
    And you have to watch out for Yale. They play smart basketball.



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