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    National Title realistic possibility this decade?

    We've come really close to accomplishing this in the Floyd/Eustachy era, and Fred is bringing us back to this level quickly. With competent officiating, we had a very good possibility at a Final Four run this year. Is a national title a realistic goal that can be reached this decade?


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    Re: National Title realistic possibility this decade?

    Oh for god's sake. so many things have to go right. We were close this year to things going right. Hell, we were a good call or a Babb non-injury to a real, serious shot at the final 4. Or a better 2 seed matchup or a 9/8 in the west. (we would havebeaten zags.



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    Re: National Title realistic possibility this decade?

    Yes. It's very possible for that to happen. Things have to go right, most of which we make happen.

    There are no guarantees on that, but it certainly can happen.


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    Re: National Title realistic possibility this decade?

    National titles require all the stars to align just right. I think we'll have the talent to make a final four or elite eight run or two.



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    Re: National Title realistic possibility this decade?

    Very possible. If we get Vaughn and a few bigs, we could win one in the next 5 years.


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    Re: National Title realistic possibility this decade?

    Once we earn higher seeds, I think it'll be more likely.


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    Re: National Title realistic possibility this decade?

    I was hoping for back to back national titles.



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    Re: National Title realistic possibility this decade?

    Next 10 years 3-4 sweet 16s (but there will be one or two or more bad opening round or round of 32 losses inevitably) and 1-2 elite 8s. Should be 1 final 4 appearance over the next decade.

    ISU should go dancing 7 or 8 of the next 10 years. And Hoi-ball is good tournament ball. So never say never.



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    Re: National Title realistic possibility this decade?

    Of course it's possible. LaSalle and something called a Florida Gulf Coast are 2 of the remaining 16 teams in the tournament this year and are just 4 wins away from a national title.

    You have a sport were teams have amazing levels of parity playing in a single-elimination tournament...so long as you make sure you're one of the 68, a national title is always possible.



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    Re: National Title realistic possibility this decade?

    Going to need a dominate big man IMO, otherwise hope we are on fire from 3 for 6 straight games.



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    Re: National Title realistic possibility this decade?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    National titles require all the stars to align just right. I think we'll have the talent to make a final four or elite eight run or two.
    That or a lot of cash under the table.



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    Re: National Title realistic possibility this decade?

    This thread is already being mocked on hawkeyenation


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    Re: National Title realistic possibility this decade?

    A national title was a realistic possibility THIS YEAR, so yes, I think it is possible in the next decade.



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    Re: National Title realistic possibility this decade?

    That's asking a lot. I'll settle for a Final Four or two.

    We'd have to significantly upgrade our talent IMO. Maybe we're doing that with Niang, MT and MM but you also need another good big and a wing. You can't have any holes in your top 8 to get it done at that level.

    Also you have to have a good enough regular season to get the high seeds.

    If anyone can do it at ISU it is probably Fred and I would never doubt him though



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    Re: National Title realistic possibility this decade?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    National titles require all the stars to align just right. I think we'll have the talent to make a final four or elite eight run or two.
    The stars were aligned in 2000 and maybe even more so in 2001. But Mateen Cleaves happened in 2000. Fizer leaving happened in 2001 (plus, that Pirate team). Last year, the Fab Fresh happened. This year, Craft happened.

    It's always something. I think Fred would be the one to do it though if it did.



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