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    Hello there, my State friends.

    How the heck are you?

    I miss the Big 8. When I went to my first Big 8 tournament, I knew I would see a lot of KU and MU fans, but didn't know about the enormous turnout from ISU. You guys traveled so well and were great to hang out with. This will be the first year in a long time that I'm not going to the KU Invitational™, er, Big 12 tournament.

    To be honest, I did not have high hopes for the Cowboys before the season. I thought the Ford hire was solid when it was first announced. But as the losses piled on and the startling lack of any semblance of offensive sets continued on, I started to think "maybe not". It has been a pleasant surprise to see the team grow this season.

    So the game tomorrow. At the start of the Big 12 season, I remember looking at the schedule and thinking "crap - we're probably going to need one or two late season wins just to sniff the NCAA tournament and we have to go to Hilton the next to last game". It's nice to not *need* a win in Hilton, as those do not come easily (what with getting proper incentive to the refs and all, grr). It seems the last few games between OSU & ISU always come down to the final few possessions. I just looked - you guys shot 54% 3PT the last game in Gallagher-Iba and Babb made 5-6. Good grief. We were lucky to get the W.

    Anyway, I'm not sure how this game will play out. Senior night, mad about the last two games, needing a win or two more for NCAA...I expect ISU to come out swinging. In any case, I'm looking forward to it.

    One of these days, I want to attend a game at Hilton. I've been to a football game in Ames (around 2004/5 and you beat the crap out of us). Had some great pizza at Great Plains and a garbage burger at...the place you get garbage burgers...name escapes me at moment.

    Oh, and what is up with all these early games? This is our third or fourth Big12 game at 6pm. And we had three pre-noon football games this past season.

    Have a good one. Go Pokes!



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    Re: Hello there, my State friends.

    Quote Originally Posted by andyokstate View Post
    How the heck are you?

    I miss the Big 8. When I went to my first Big 8 tournament, I knew I would see a lot of KU and MU fans, but didn't know about the enormous turnout from ISU. You guys traveled so well and were great to hang out with. This will be the first year in a long time that I'm not going to the KU Invitational™, er, Big 12 tournament.

    To be honest, I did not have high hopes for the Cowboys before the season. I thought the Ford hire was solid when it was first announced. But as the losses piled on and the startling lack of any semblance of offensive sets continued on, I started to think "maybe not". It has been a pleasant surprise to see the team grow this season.

    So the game tomorrow. At the start of the Big 12 season, I remember looking at the schedule and thinking "crap - we're probably going to need one or two late season wins just to sniff the NCAA tournament and we have to go to Hilton the next to last game". It's nice to not *need* a win in Hilton, as those do not come easily (what with getting proper incentive to the refs and all, grr). It seems the last few games between OSU & ISU always come down to the final few possessions. I just looked - you guys shot 54% 3PT the last game in Gallagher-Iba and Babb made 5-6. Good grief. We were lucky to get the W.

    Anyway, I'm not sure how this game will play out. Senior night, mad about the last two games, needing a win or two more for NCAA...I expect ISU to come out swinging. In any case, I'm looking forward to it.

    One of these days, I want to attend a game at Hilton. I've been to a football game in Ames (around 2004/5 and you beat the crap out of us). Had some great pizza at Great Plains and a garbage burger at...the place you get garbage burgers...name escapes me at moment.

    Oh, and what is up with all these early games? This is our third or fourth Big12 game at 6pm. And we had three pre-noon football games this past season.

    Have a good one. Go Pokes!
    lmao over "KU Invitational™"

    We're all in this thing together against the Big 12's chosen team. I think OSU is a scary team this year, but a lot of intangibles that could let ISU win tomorrow. I'll say that OSU is the last team I'd want to draw in the Big 12 tournament.



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    Re: Hello there, my State friends.

    OSU scares me the most of any Big 12 MBB team. I have no idea what to expect on Wednesday. I hope the wheels don't fall off.



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    Re: Hello there, my State friends.

    Quote Originally Posted by andyokstate View Post
    How the heck are you?

    I miss the Big 8. When I went to my first Big 8 tournament, I knew I would see a lot of KU and MU fans, but didn't know about the enormous turnout from ISU. You guys traveled so well and were great to hang out with. This will be the first year in a long time that I'm not going to the KU Invitational™, er, Big 12 tournament.

    To be honest, I did not have high hopes for the Cowboys before the season. I thought the Ford hire was solid when it was first announced. But as the losses piled on and the startling lack of any semblance of offensive sets continued on, I started to think "maybe not". It has been a pleasant surprise to see the team grow this season.

    So the game tomorrow. At the start of the Big 12 season, I remember looking at the schedule and thinking "crap - we're probably going to need one or two late season wins just to sniff the NCAA tournament and we have to go to Hilton the next to last game". It's nice to not *need* a win in Hilton, as those do not come easily (what with getting proper incentive to the refs and all, grr). It seems the last few games between OSU & ISU always come down to the final few possessions. I just looked - you guys shot 54% 3PT the last game in Gallagher-Iba and Babb made 5-6. Good grief. We were lucky to get the W.

    Anyway, I'm not sure how this game will play out. Senior night, mad about the last two games, needing a win or two more for NCAA...I expect ISU to come out swinging. In any case, I'm looking forward to it.

    One of these days, I want to attend a game at Hilton. I've been to a football game in Ames (around 2004/5 and you beat the crap out of us). Had some great pizza at Great Plains and a garbage burger at...the place you get garbage burgers...name escapes me at moment.

    Oh, and what is up with all these early games? This is our third or fourth Big12 game at 6pm. And we had three pre-noon football games this past season.

    Have a good one. Go Pokes!
    Hickory Park, you made two excellent choices for places to eat on your visit



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    Re: Hello there, my State friends.

    I hope OSU forgot their wheels so even if we have one we can roll better. The game at OU scares me big time because no-one looked good. Where has Will been latley? Can he start dropping 20 a game again snoon plz???


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    Re: Hello there, my State friends.

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    OSU scares me the most of any Big 12 MBB team. I have no idea what to expect on Wednesday. I hope the wheels don't fall off.
    Were you replying to the OP? I couldn't tell because you didn't quote the entire thing.




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    Re: Hello there, my State friends.

    I miss the old Big 8 too. Was trying to tell the kids about the time they dominated the Final Four but couldn't remember the year.

    Just hoping we get a game where Curtis Shaw isn't calling The Mayor to say that yes, the refs did blow the game.



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    Re: Hello there, my State friends.

    I miss the Big 8/Big 8 Tournament, too. :(


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    Re: Hello there, my State friends.

    OSU is the best team in the big12. They will go the furthest in the NCAA also.


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    Re: Hello there, my State friends.

    I'm hoping for the win tomorrow, and then hopefully we can avoid osu in the tourney.

    If the clones bow out early in the big 12 (very possible) I'll be pulling for the pokes to win it.

    Also, i know i should cheer for all big 12 teams in the ncaa tournament, but I'm pretty sure the only one I'll be pulling for is osu. I guess they're the only one to not **** me off yet.....yet!



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    Re: Hello there, my State friends.

    Quote Originally Posted by WastedTalent View Post
    I'm hoping for the win tomorrow, and then hopefully we can avoid osu in the tourney.

    If the clones bow out early in the big 12 (very possible) I'll be pulling for the pokes to win it.

    Also, i know i should cheer for all big 12 teams in the ncaa tournament, but I'm pretty sure the only one I'll be pulling for is osu. I guess they're the only one to not **** me off yet.....yet!

    I'll be too busy crying to cheer for anyone else haha


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    Re: Hello there, my State friends.

    I echo the sentiment that OSU is the best team in the Big XII. Marcus Smart is an absolute star. He makes everyone around him better, and he can make the plays when it matters. This is the last team I want to face on senior night.

    It is hard to tell where our team is at mentally. They've absorbed a lot of blows this season, and it may have taken a toll. Hopefully they haven't lost their will to keep fighting. If there is any team that needs some bounces to go their way this would be the team. I'm hoping the seniors get to go out on a high note, but it won't be easy.



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    Re: Hello there, my State friends.

    Thanks for the post, OP. I am more nervous for this game than last week vs KU. Smart is unreal good. Should be a good game. For all of our sakes, hope we win. IF we happen to lose, it needs to be by a lot or with no controversy or 3/4 court shots!



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    Re: Hello there, my State friends.

    Welcome!

    Echo the OSU love.

    Pretty scary when Brown, Smart, Nash, Forte can all go off. I am a little upset that we get another Keiton F****** Page to go against for another 4 years.

    Good luck in every game besides against ISU! I have always been a closet Poke supporter.



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    Re: Hello there, my State friends.

    I was trying to put off lunch for a bit today, then I read Great Plains.



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