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    ESPN Insider: Giant Killers - Bubble teams that can pull off upsets

    Southern Miss, Iowa State lead bubble teams most likely to pull tourney upsets - College Basketball - ESPN

    We rank as the 2nd scariest/best bubble team. I know we can't copy and paste but the highlights are as followed.

    * According their their Giant Killer rankings we are on par with Notre Dame, UCLA, and Oregon.

    * 44% of our FGs our 3s and we make 37% of them.

    * 10th in the nation for offensive efficiency.

    * Not great defensively. Don't block or force steals. But we don't turn it over much currently. We force people off the 3 point line that is big for going far in the tourney.



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    Re: ESPN Insider: Giant Killers - Bubble teams that can pull off upsets

    * 44% of our FGs our 3s and we make 37% of them
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    I'd really like to see the 37% move up closer to 40% in the future as Fred attracts players who know his system.



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    Re: ESPN Insider: Giant Killers - Bubble teams that can pull off upsets

    Quote Originally Posted by megamanxzero35 View Post
    Southern Miss, Iowa State lead bubble teams most likely to pull tourney upsets - College Basketball - ESPN

    We rank as the 2nd scariest/best bubble team. I know we can't copy and paste but the highlights are as followed.

    * According their their Giant Killer rankings we are on par with Notre Dame, UCLA, and Oregon.

    * 44% of our FGs our 3s and we make 37% of them.

    * 10th in the nation for offensive efficiency.

    * Not great defensively. Don't block or force steals. But we don't turn it over much currently. We force people off the 3 point line that is big for going far in the tourney.

    I usually don't fall into the "advancing your favorite team to far" in your tournament brackets, because I feel like I'm realistic about our talent, but...

    This year I'm picking ISU to advance to at least the Sweet 16, then I'll start looking at matchups.

    Kool-Aid!!!



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    Re: ESPN Insider: Giant Killers - Bubble teams that can pull off upsets

    Quote Originally Posted by DurangoCy View Post
    I usually don't fall into the "advancing your favorite team to far" in your tournament brackets, because I feel like I'm realistic about our talent, but...

    This year I'm picking ISU to advance to at least the Sweet 16, then I'll start looking at matchups.

    Kool-Aid!!!
    If we can win our first game, I feel bad for the coach who has 1 day turn around to figure out how to stop our offense.



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    Re: ESPN Insider: Giant Killers - Bubble teams that can pull off upsets

    I can't believe this column has Baylor in...yet so many say we are on the bubble? Hmmm...not saying it couldn't happen but if Baylor is in...aren't we a lock?



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    Re: ESPN Insider: Giant Killers - Bubble teams that can pull off upsets

    As far as talent goes Iowa State has what it takes to make it to the sweet sixteen. There have been so many games we should have won this year that we couldn't pull out. Kansas (twice), Okie State, Texas, and Tech. If I were any team in the tourney I would not want to see the Cyclones in my section of the tournament.



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    Re: ESPN Insider: Giant Killers - Bubble teams that can pull off upsets

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    I can't believe this column has Baylor in...yet so many say we are on the bubble? Hmmm...not saying it couldn't happen but if Baylor is in...aren't we a lock?
    We're a lock after last night



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    Re: ESPN Insider: Giant Killers - Bubble teams that can pull off upsets

    Quote Originally Posted by megamanxzero35 View Post
    Southern Miss, Iowa State lead bubble teams most likely to pull tourney upsets - College Basketball - ESPN

    We rank as the 2nd scariest/best bubble team. I know we can't copy and paste but the highlights are as followed.

    * According their their Giant Killer rankings we are on par with Notre Dame, UCLA, and Oregon.

    * 44% of our FGs our 3s and we make 37% of them.

    * 10th in the nation for offensive efficiency.

    * Not great defensively. Don't block or force steals. But we don't turn it over much currently. We force people off the 3 point line that is big for going far in the tourney.
    IOWA STATE IS NOT A BUBBLE TEAM


    NEXT



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    Re: ESPN Insider: Giant Killers - Bubble teams that can pull off upsets

    Quote Originally Posted by Snyder21 View Post
    As far as talent goes Iowa State has what it takes to make it to the sweet sixteen. There have been so many games we should have won this year that we couldn't pull out. Kansas (twice), Okie State, Texas, and Tech. If I were any team in the tourney I would not want to see the Cyclones in my section of the tournament.
    teeheehee



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    Re: ESPN Insider: Giant Killers - Bubble teams that can pull off upsets

    Quote Originally Posted by Snyder21 View Post
    As far as talent goes Iowa State has what it takes to make it to the sweet sixteen. There have been so many games we should have won this year that we couldn't pull out. Kansas (twice), Okie State, Texas, and Tech. If I were any team in the tourney I would not want to see the Cyclones in my section of the tournament.
    If ISU would have put a little more effort in on defense this team would be the Big XII Champions and probably a #2 or #3 seed. That being said it is not too late for this team to start because the talent is there. With the kind of ability ISU has to put points on the board consistently if they could manage to at least slow other teams down offensively I don't think there are many teams that could hang with ISU.



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    Re: ESPN Insider: Giant Killers - Bubble teams that can pull off upsets

    As I've said before, no one wants to see ISU as their first or second game.



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    Re: ESPN Insider: Giant Killers - Bubble teams that can pull off upsets

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    As I've said before, no one wants to see ISU as their first or second game.
    In reality only a handful of people outside of B12 country, would have any clue that we can be a dangerous team. If you haven't watched an ISU game (which is probably 90% of the country), you're not going to be too scared of drawing ISU.

    Just like UConn last year, they won't understand what just happened to them until after the fact.



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    Re: ESPN Insider: Giant Killers - Bubble teams that can pull off upsets

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    In reality only a handful of people outside of B12 country, would have any clue that we can be a dangerous team. If you haven't watched an ISU game (which is probably 90% of the country), you're not going to be too scared of drawing ISU.

    Just like UConn last year, they won't understand what just happened to them until after the fact.

    Which is awesome. Unfortunately it allowed UK to take notice....right away.



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    Re: ESPN Insider: Giant Killers - Bubble teams that can pull off upsets

    It's all about our matchup, but the trend around the country is scoring is down. We buck that trend. Plus, no one out there looks unbeatable and you could argue we've outplayed or at the least gone toe to toe with KU/Okie St/Kstate who've all been rated and will be fairly high seeds. Our resume isn't sparkling but we haven't been outclassed by anyone in the big 12.



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    Re: ESPN Insider: Giant Killers - Bubble teams that can pull off upsets

    We have only been beaten soundly twice this season. I wouldn't want to play us.



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