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    Bracket Seeding Liking 11 seed

    I think it would be better to be an 11 seed rather than an 8,9, or 10. If you look at the brackets being a 11 seed you get to play a 6 and if you win you possibly play a 3 seed. All the 3 seeds are very beatable and then it gives you more time to gameplan for 2 seed if it happens that way. I know we still need to win some important games (OK & OSU) but if we ended up at the 11 seed that would be fine with me.



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    Re: Bracket Seeding Liking 11 seed

    There is so much that could happen here in the next 2 weeks.

    4 Games left and none of them will be easy.
    3 teams are in the top 30 RPI


    I wouldn't be shocked if we win out and a game or two in the conference tourney. That would get us a 4 or 5 seed.
    But I wouldn't be shocked if we somehow lose 3-4 more games either and become left out.

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    Most likey scenerio is we will do just enough to get a 8/9 seed. Win Round 1. Then play Duke in Greensboro.



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    Re: Bracket Seeding Liking 11 seed

    I think at worst we split the remaining games but that could push us up to a 8-9 which is a difficult position to be in. Last year if we would have been anywhere else other than where we were having to play Kentucky it could have turned out to be a lot different outcome.



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    Re: Bracket Seeding Liking 11 seed

    A single win to finish and we may be out. We need two. This is just common sense.


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    Re: Bracket Seeding Liking 11 seed

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    A single win to finish and we may be out. We need two. This is just common sense.
    I certainly do not want to sweat out selection Sunday, or read four hundred bracketology articles in an attempt to read the tea leaves.



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    Re: Bracket Seeding Liking 11 seed

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I certainly do not want to sweat out selection Sunday, or read four hundred bracketology articles in an attempt to read the tea leaves.
    I'd count on a 8 or 9 seed.



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    Re: Bracket Seeding Liking 11 seed

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    I'd count on a 8 or 9 seed.
    As balanced as this year appears to be, I'll take any seed. This thing is going to be wide open.



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    Re: Bracket Seeding Liking 11 seed

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    As balanced as this year appears to be, I'll take any seed. This thing is going to be wide open.
    I agree; there isn't an unbeatable team this year (for anyone).

    I still hate having to play the #1 seed in the second round, though.



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    Re: Bracket Seeding Liking 11 seed

    Quote Originally Posted by Jdiddy View Post
    I think it would be better to be an 11 seed rather than an 8,9, or 10. If you look at the brackets being a 11 seed you get to play a 6 and if you win you possibly play a 3 seed. All the 3 seeds are very beatable and then it gives you more time to gameplan for 2 seed if it happens that way. I know we still need to win some important games (OK & OSU) but if we ended up at the 11 seed that would be fine with me.
    Thats the first time Ive ever heard someone contemplate the value of a lower seed over a higher. Particularly the 8/9. You might be some kind of uniquely brilliant basketball mind. What are your thoughts on whether to foul late in a game before the shot when ahead by 3?


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    Re: Bracket Seeding Liking 11 seed

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    Thats the first time Ive ever heard someone contemplate the value of a lower seed over a higher. Particularly the 8/9. You might be some kind of uniquely brilliant basketball mind. What are your thoughts on whether to foul late in a game before the shot when ahead by 3?
    Wow, you wake up on the wrong side this morning? The OP is just wanting to discuss seeding, no biggie.



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    Re: Bracket Seeding Liking 11 seed

    Quote Originally Posted by HandSanitizer View Post
    Most likey scenerio is we will do just enough to get a 8/9 seed. Win Round 1. Then play Duke in Greensboro.
    Bank on this. Happens every time, we get matched up against the top ranked team that is peaking, as opposed to the one that is staggering to the finish. Duke in Greensboro is about standard procedure for ISU.



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    Re: Bracket Seeding Liking 11 seed

    SEEDS DONT MATTER!



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    Re: Bracket Seeding Liking 11 seed

    Two games left at Hilton against teams we almost beat on the road, extra time to prepare for Oklahoma on the road, and a trip to play an offensively challenged West Virginia. It's not an easy schedule by any means, but I think we can and should expect this team to win two of those four games. This ain't intramurals, brother.



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    Re: Bracket Seeding Liking 11 seed

    Quote Originally Posted by Wings View Post
    SEEDS DONT MATTER!
    To a certain extent. A lot of advancing to the sweet 16 is about matchups. Would you rather play Missouri and then Duke. Or would you rather play or Colorado St and then Arizona? The 2nd scenario is us as an 11th seed. I would rather see us as a 4-7 see though :)


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    Re: Bracket Seeding Liking 11 seed

    Quote Originally Posted by Sloup View Post
    Two games left at Hilton against teams we almost beat on the road, extra time to prepare for Oklahoma on the road, and a trip to play an offensively challenged West Virginia. It's not an easy schedule by any means, but I think we can and should expect this team to win two of those four games. This ain't intramurals, brother.
    I think it will be hard to do any better than split the next two. If ISU can beat Kansas then they will spend the whole week being told how great they are and that they just punched their ticket. It will be hard to keep focused for a game against a team that they smoked a couple weeks ago.

    If ISU loses to Kansas then I think the extra time prepping for OU could pay off.



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