View Poll Results: Which ISU Bball Team of the Last Two Years Was Better?

Voters
54. You may not vote on this poll
  • 2011-2012

    25 46.30%
  • 2012-2013

    29 53.70%
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 33
  1. #1
    Pro
    Points: 33,740, Level: 56
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 510
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album picturesVeteran25000 Experience PointsSocial
    Triggermv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Marion, IA
    Posts
    2,155
    Points
    33,740
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 362
    Given: 293

    Poll: Which ISU Bball Team of the Last Two Years Was The Best?

    Now that I've already posted a poll on which CFH coached bball team was your favorite and we've got that hashed out, I now pose the question of which bball team of the last two years had the best team? The following are a few stats on each team to help you in your analysis:

    2011-2012 Team
    Stars: Royce White, Scott Christopherson, Chris Allen, Chris Babb, Melvin Ejim
    Season Record: 23-11
    Conference Record: 12-6
    Place in Conference: Tied for third
    Conference Tourney: Ousted second round by Texas (bye first round)
    NCAA Tournament: Beat defending Champion UConn in first round, then lost to Kentucky in second
    NCAA Tournament Seed: 8
    End of Regular Season RPI: 33
    Notable Wins: Iowa (Home), Kansas (Home), Baylor (Home), K-State (Home and Away), Texas (Home), UConn (NCAA Tourney)
    Bad Loses: Drake (Away), UNI (Home), Texas (Big 12 Tourney)

    2012-2013 Team
    Stars:
    Will Clyburn, Korie Lucious, Georges Niang, Melvin Ejim, Chris Babb, Tyrus McGee
    Season Record: 23-12
    Conference Record: 11-7
    Place in Conference: Tied for fourth
    Conference Tourney: Ousted 3rd round by Kansas, beat Oklahoma second round (bye first round)
    NCAA Tournament: Beat Notre Dame first round, then lost to Ohio State in second round
    NCAA Tournament Seed: 10
    End of Regular Season RPI: 45
    Notable Wins: Kansas State (Home), Oklahoma State (Home), Baylor (Road), Florida Gulf Coast (Home), Oklahoma (Home and Conf Tourney), Notre Dame (NCAA Tourney)
    Bad Loses: Iowa (Away), Texas Tech (Away), Texas (Away)


    As you can see on paper, the two teams are very comparable.


    Last edited by Triggermv; 03-28-2013 at 01:02 PM.

  2. #2
    Pro
    Points: 40,478, Level: 62
    Level completed: 10%, Points required for next Level: 1,172
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Social25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    CynadoAlley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Akron, IA
    Posts
    2,253
    Points
    40,478
    Level
    62
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 309
    Given: 216

    Re: Poll: Which ISU Bball Team of the Last Two Years Was The Best?

    What's interesting to me is comparing them in the close games. Last years team had a few lucky breaks (Thug Life's banked in buzzer beater) while having a real finisher like Royce in the KSU game.

    This years team literally had no lucky breaks. But played in a weaker Big 12. It's really a toss up for me.

    Edit: I went with last years though simply because we had a player who provided the biggest mismatch I've ever watched (Royce). And our ability to finish games (whether lucky or not) while staying away from bad losses in Big 12 play, until Texas in the tourney.


    Last edited by CynadoAlley; 03-28-2013 at 12:15 PM.
    In Fred We Trust



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 172,013, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran
    Cycl1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    North Liberty
    Posts
    7,230
    Points
    172,013
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 480
    Given: 72

    Re: Poll: Which ISU Bball Team of the Last Two Years Was The Best?

    Quote Originally Posted by Triggermv View Post
    Now that I've already posted a poll on which CFH coached bball team was your favorite and we've got that hashed out, I now pose the question of which bball team of the last two years had the best team? The following are a few stats on each team to help you in your analysis:

    2011-2012 Team
    Stars: Royce White, Scott Christopherson, Chris Allen, Chris Babb, Melvin Ejim
    Regular Season Record: 23-11
    Conference Record: 12-6
    Place in Conference: Tied for third
    Conference Tourney: Ousted second round by Texas (bye first round)
    NCAA Tournament: Beat defending Champion UConn in first round, then lost to Kentucky in second
    End of Regular Season RPI: 33
    Notable Wins: Iowa (Home), Kansas (Home), Baylor (Home), K-State (Home and Away), Texas (Home), Notre Dame (NCAA Tourney)
    Bad Loses: Drake (Away), UNI (Home), Texas (Big 12 Tourney)

    2012-2013 Team
    Stars:
    Will Clyburn, Korie Lucious, Georges Niang, Melvin Ejim, Chris Babb, Tyrus McGee
    Regular Season Record: 23-12
    Conference Record: 11-7
    Place in Conference: Tied for fourth
    Conference Tourney: Ousted 3rd round by Kansas, beat Oklahoma second round (bye first round)
    NCAA Tournament: Beat Notre Dame first round, then lost to Ohio State in second round
    End of Regular Season RPI: 45
    Notable Wins: Kansas State (Home), Oklahoma State (Home), Baylor (Road), Florida Gulf Coast (Home), Oklahoma (Home and Conf Tourney), UConn (NCAA Tourney)
    Bad Loses: Iowa (Away), Texas Tech (Away), Texas (Away)


    As you can see on paper, the two teams are very comparable.
    you have the tourney wins backwards.


    I LIEK CHOCOLATE MILK - The Partisan Bat

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Hmmm...I'm not a huge "weiner"
    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    "Yeah, Chris' weiner is a way bigger get than mine."

  4. #4
    Pro
    Points: 33,740, Level: 56
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 510
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album picturesVeteran25000 Experience PointsSocial
    Triggermv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Marion, IA
    Posts
    2,155
    Points
    33,740
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 362
    Given: 293

    Re: Poll: Which ISU Bball Team of the Last Two Years Was The Best?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycl1 View Post
    you have the tourney wins backwards.
    I may just be missing it, but where?



  5. #5
    Addict
    Points: 172,013, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran
    Cycl1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    North Liberty
    Posts
    7,230
    Points
    172,013
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 480
    Given: 72

    Re: Poll: Which ISU Bball Team of the Last Two Years Was The Best?

    Quote Originally Posted by Triggermv View Post
    I may just be missing it, but where?
    you have UCONN in the 12-13 team wins, and Notre dame in the 11-12 team wins.


    I LIEK CHOCOLATE MILK - The Partisan Bat

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Hmmm...I'm not a huge "weiner"
    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    "Yeah, Chris' weiner is a way bigger get than mine."

  6. #6
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 36,690, Level: 59
    Level completed: 4%, Points required for next Level: 1,160
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    jbindm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    3,861
    Points
    36,690
    Level
    59
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 804
    Given: 469

    Re: Poll: Which ISU Bball Team of the Last Two Years Was The Best?

    When in doubt, go with the team that has the clear-cut best player. I'll take the 11-12 team. From top to bottom the 12-13 team is more athletic, but RW was just on another level by the time the UK game rolled around.



  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 96,565, Level: 96
    Level completed: 76%, Points required for next Level: 485
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    cyclonespiker33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    5,985
    Points
    96,565
    Level
    96
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,124
    Given: 266

    Re: Poll: Which ISU Bball Team of the Last Two Years Was The Best?

    Finished 3rd in conference last year with a better conference record. More dominant player in Royce on that team. 11-12 by a hair.



  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 199,583, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Dryburn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    9,372
    Points
    199,583
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 455
    Given: 9

    Re: Poll: Which ISU Bball Team of the Last Two Years Was The Best?

    I would have to go with last year's because once they gelled, and Royce became the point-forward, they were pretty hard to beat. But, I do think this year's team was a little more fun to watch.....just because everybody was a shooter.


    -Be kind. That is something you will never regret. You will never say to yourself when you are old "I wish I was not good to that person".

  9. #9
    Speechless
    Points: 670,187, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    27,009
    Points
    670,187
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4,524
    Given: 502

    Re: Poll: Which ISU Bball Team of the Last Two Years Was The Best?

    I think this year probably had more overall talent with Clyburn, McGee, Lucious, Niang etc., but Royce was basically unguardable and sometimes that's all it takes in college basketball so I'll say last year's team but not by a large margin.



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 51,619, Level: 70
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 931
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Drive4cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    972
    Posts
    5,541
    Points
    51,619
    Level
    70
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 15
    Given: 43

    Re: Poll: Which ISU Bball Team of the Last Two Years Was The Best?

    I'll take 2011-12.

    Babb would lock down Clyburn and Royce would go for about 24, 11, and 12.



  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 130,327, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    bringmagicback's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    CF Resident Dog Lover
    Posts
    5,771
    Points
    130,327
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 510
    Given: 284

    Re: Poll: Which ISU Bball Team of the Last Two Years Was The Best?

    Gotta go last year. Allen>Lucious imo however close, babb on clyburn to help take him out of the equation, nobody to guard Royce and then Scotty w/ the tre. Plus I think Niang fouls out w/ Royce driving the lane.



  12. #12
    Pro
    Points: 33,740, Level: 56
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 510
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album picturesVeteran25000 Experience PointsSocial
    Triggermv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Marion, IA
    Posts
    2,155
    Points
    33,740
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 362
    Given: 293

    Re: Poll: Which ISU Bball Team of the Last Two Years Was The Best?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycl1 View Post
    you have UCONN in the 12-13 team wins, and Notre dame in the 11-12 team wins.
    Good catch. Got it corrected



  13. #13
    Pro
    Points: 33,740, Level: 56
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 510
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album picturesVeteran25000 Experience PointsSocial
    Triggermv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Marion, IA
    Posts
    2,155
    Points
    33,740
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 362
    Given: 293

    Re: Poll: Which ISU Bball Team of the Last Two Years Was The Best?

    On paper, I've got to give the nod to the 11-12 team with Royce on it. However, the only slight difference on paper was simply due to 11-12 catching the few breaks that the 12-13 team didn't. I also give the nod to the 11-12 team because they had a better Big 12 record in what I considered a better Big 12.


    Last edited by Triggermv; 03-28-2013 at 01:17 PM.

  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 59,060, Level: 75
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 990
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    pulse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    5,178
    Points
    59,060
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 192
    Given: 130

    Re: Poll: Which ISU Bball Team of the Last Two Years Was The Best?

    Very similar. Last year's team would beat this year's team with a buzzer-beating shot.



  15. #15
    Pro
    Points: 33,740, Level: 56
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 510
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album picturesVeteran25000 Experience PointsSocial
    Triggermv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Marion, IA
    Posts
    2,155
    Points
    33,740
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 362
    Given: 293

    Re: Poll: Which ISU Bball Team of the Last Two Years Was The Best?

    Who would have thought earlier on that I would have been including Florida Gulf Coast in our notable wins column, but I'm not sure how you can't at this point.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Cyclones.TV
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • September 5, 2015
  • 07:00 PM