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    Why this one hurts more....

    As I am sitting here trying to figure out how to get rid of the anger, anxiety, rage, pity, and other feelings... I am wondering why it hurts more than in past years.

    The only thing I can come up with, is this was a winnable game, in a winnable bracket, and can only be comparable to our Elite 8 run back in 2000. Maybe it's the uncertainty of the future causing me this pain, since so many seniors are gone... I can't put my finger on it but this one really hurts.

    My heart goes out to the team... If I feel this way as a fan, I can only imagine how the players feel.

    I wish I was rich so I could donate endless amounts of money to our program and build a powerhouse like these other schools. I just hope in my lifetime, I can see the Cyclones play in a final 4.



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    Re: Why this one hurts more....

    I think this one hurts more because this kind of thing has happened to us all year long. This one cost us a legitimate shot at a run to a Final Four.


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    Re: Why this one hurts more....

    How fun! We can have a thread about why this one hurts.

    It hurts more because a team that has fought the entire season almost pulled off an incredible upset without a starter for half the game. And it hurts because we don't get to see Korie and Will and Tyrus and Chris and Anthony play for Iowa State again. And those guys brought a heck of a lot of basketball joy to me over the last 2 years. I wasn't ready to be finished with those guys.



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    Re: Why this one hurts more....

    This hurts quite a bit, and I agree it is the worst since 2000. But it's not even close to as bad as 2000, anyone that is pretending otherwise doesn't remember the game and the circumstances.



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    Re: Why this one hurts more....

    I don't think this one necessarily hurts more than any of the others- MSU, Hampton, NC and Kentucky.
    They all hurt.



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    Re: Why this one hurts more....

    There's nothing to be disappointed about here. We went toe-to-toe with the Big Ten tournament champs without our best defender and lost on an amazing shot as the clock expired.

    I'll never feel too hurt by a season like this, even when it end the way it did. This "hurt" pales in comparison to the hurt I felt in early 2010, when it seemed like the program I'd grown up watching and loving was destined to remain in the conference cellar for the foreseeable future. That hurt. Now look where we are, just 3 years later...if you ever feel bad about this program, just remember 2010 when we'd just wrapped up our 5th straight losing conference season when McDoormat couldn't buy a win and we had guys quitting on us to go play in Germany.



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