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    Top 10 Games of March Madness 2013

    We made the list at #2. I feel indifferent. Norlander has some nice things to say about ISU though.

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    Re: Top 10 Games of March Madness 2013

    you know, as much as we love "upsets" the tourney always ends the same.


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    Re: Top 10 Games of March Madness 2013

    My opinion is, no matter the year, you need to make the tourney. But, if you don't make it past the first weekend into the Sweet 16, it makes the whole year kind of a meh.... So it means nothing if we had the #2 game of the tournament because we still lost in the round of 32 so nobody cares.



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    Re: Top 10 Games of March Madness 2013

    Would it have been #1 if ISU had won on a last-second shot?


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    Re: Top 10 Games of March Madness 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by LegendofRodA View Post
    We made the list at #2. I feel indifferent. Norlander has some nice things to say about ISU though.

    The top 10 games of the 2013 NCAA tournament - CBSSports.com
    where is Iowa on this list? By the sound of their fans and media, they played in this tourney.



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    Re: Top 10 Games of March Madness 2013

    Really was a heck of a game. Crappy ending, notwithstanding.



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    Re: Top 10 Games of March Madness 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesince78 View Post
    Really was a heck of a game. Crappy ending, notwithstanding.
    Pretty much encapsulates my feeling.

    As I think I said in previous threads about that game, it was painful to lose that way, but at one point in the final 10 minutes, it was headed toward that "great game that ends up as a 15-point loss." Had it ended like that, it'd be easier to forget. But ISU churned back into it, and it was memorable.

    Let's envision if the Good Guys won it and went to Sweet 16. What might have happened there? I have no doubt Cyclones could've beaten Arizona. What if that ended in heartbreak? Etcetera.

    Back to the topic: It was an exciting Round-of-32 game, deserves to be on such a list, regardless of rank.



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    Re: Top 10 Games of March Madness 2013

    It was a tremendous game. After watching us dominate ND on the DVR the other night, I thought about watching this one. Just too soon I guess.



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    Re: Top 10 Games of March Madness 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    My opinion is, no matter the year, you need to make the tourney. But, if you don't make it past the first weekend into the Sweet 16, it makes the whole year kind of a meh.... So it means nothing if we had the #2 game of the tournament because we still lost in the round of 32 so nobody cares.
    I think more people care than you want to think. Iowa State got a lot of media coverage from this tournament. Regardless of whether we win or lost, Cyclone Nation as a whole got a lot of air-time. That's always a win.



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    Re: Top 10 Games of March Madness 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    My opinion is, no matter the year, you need to make the tourney. But, if you don't make it past the first weekend into the Sweet 16, it makes the whole year kind of a meh.... So it means nothing if we had the #2 game of the tournament because we still lost in the round of 32 so nobody cares.

    geez, didn't take long for Fred to spoil you did it.


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    Re: Top 10 Games of March Madness 2013

    I'm glad I missed the 2nd half.



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    Re: Top 10 Games of March Madness 2013

    it was a great game with a very sucky end.


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    Re: Top 10 Games of March Madness 2013

    It was fun to see all the negative nancies in the gameday thread. If you made a post claiming the game was over around the 6 minute mark (I think? Can't remember exact time left in the game when we started our run) then I really hope you slip on a banana peel and fall off a cliff soon.


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    Re: Top 10 Games of March Madness 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman38 View Post
    geez, didn't take long for Fred to spoil you did it.
    I've been a big fan for a long time. I've always felt this way. McD was a plague on ISU basketball so that is worse that it can get. I know we havent made it past the first weekend many times, but there is a wide disparity on how successful I view a season if we can win more than 1 game. Anyone can win 1 game.



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    Re: Top 10 Games of March Madness 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    It was fun to see all the negative nancies in the gameday thread. If you made a post claiming the game was over around the 6 minute mark (I think? Can't remember exact time left in the game when we started our run) then I really hope you slip on a banana peel and fall off a cliff soon.
    I think the negative nancies peaked during the Oklahoma Big 12 tourney game.



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