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    Worst Teams in ISU History

    97 1915-16 MVC 4 12 .250 H.H. Walters (4-12)
    96 1925-26 MVC 4 14 .222 Bill Chandler (4-14)
    98 1913-14 MVC 4 14 .222 Homer Hubbard (4-14)
    94 1970-71 Big 8 5 21 .192 Glendon Anderson (5-21)
    103 1912-13 MVC 3 13 .188 Homer Hubbard (3-13)
    101 1936-37 Big 6 3 15 .167 Louis Menze (3-15)
    102 1927-28 MVC 3 15 .167 Bill Chandler (3-15)
    104 1924-25 MVC 2 15 .118 Bill Chandler (2-15)
    100 1975-76 Big 8 3 24 .111 Ken Trickey (3-24)
    105 1923-24 MVC 2 16 .111 Bill Chandler (2-16)








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    McD was not on the list.


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    Re: Worst Teams in ISU History

    Yep, those were some bad teams, bad coaches, bad recruiters. Makes you aware that we did not start out as a bball school. We were better in fball.

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    Re: Worst Teams in ISU History

    Too soon. You must be a masochist



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    Re: Worst Teams in ISU History

    Who cares about ISU BB in the early 1900s? There are only two years listed since 1970.



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    Re: Worst Teams in ISU History

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    Too soon. You must be a masochist

    He's a bot. They operate without regard to feelings and emotions.


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    Re: Worst Teams in ISU History

    Wow, Bill Chandler had some stellar teams.


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    Re: Worst Teams in ISU History

    Unfortunately, I remember first-hand two of those teams.....the Glen Anderson team that was the last MBB team before Hilton opened, and the Ken Trickey team. The saddest thing about the Tricky team is that was his second (and last) year at ISU, yet he lost like 7 or 8 more games than he did the first year, even though he had one of the best scorers in ISU history with Hercle Ivy both years.


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    Re: Worst Teams in ISU History

    Yeah I remember Ken Trickey, he was bad and his replacement: Lynn Nance was not much better. I went to the Drake game in Trickey's last year, played in Vets Auditorium and it was another patented Trickey Disaster.



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    Re: Worst Teams in ISU History

    That 1915-16 season was a tough one. I burned my season tickets that year.



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    Re: Worst Teams in ISU History

    Quote Originally Posted by jay moe View Post
    Wow, Bill Chandler had some stellar teams.
    Bill Chandler did better '26-'27.


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    Re: Worst Teams in ISU History

    I bet some of the McDermott teams might have made this list if they played comparable schedules. It's never really quite fair to compare total records and win percentage with teams prior to the 90s to the current teams because the non-conference schedules these days are completely stuffed with home games against cupcakes. Just look at the noncon. schedule of the Trickey team from 75 - 75:
    Vanderbilt, South Dakota, Drake, TCU, Iowa, Creighton, Nebraska-Omaha, San Diego State, UNLV, Saint Louis.

    Followed by the 75 -76 team:
    Saint Louis, UNLV, Tulsa, California, Arizona State, Iowa, Vanderbilt and Drake (2X)!

    Many of those games are away or neutral games as well! If McDermott teams had followed that schedule they could have lost almost every game and went into conference play around 2 - 7 or so.

    That's the one thing that bothers me and I wish would change about modern noncon. scheduling, there's just so few of decent opponents on the schedule anymore.



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    Re: Worst Teams in ISU History

    Mhm yes makes you wonder why we put so much emphasis on your Non Conf SOS and RPI doesn't it????



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    Re: Worst Teams in ISU History

    I didn't expect to see McD on it when I saw the thread. He was the epitome of mediocrity.

    No outstanding records, none awful. Complete "meh"

    LE, Floyd and Orr each had at least one season with worse winning pct. Johnny had three(!). Yet they all had seasons that made up for it (and then some).



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    Re: Worst Teams in ISU History

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones500 View Post
    I didn't expect to see McD on it when I saw the thread. He was the epitome of mediocrity.

    No outstanding records, none awful. Complete "meh"

    LE, Floyd and Orr each had at least one season with worse winning pct. Johnny had three(!). Yet they all had seasons that made up for it (and then some).
    And if you look back at Johnny's nonconference schedules, they were tougher than what ISU plays these days. If Fred had Johnny's nonconference schedule, I don't doubt that Fred would have had a losing season that first year.



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    Re: Worst Teams in ISU History

    Quote Originally Posted by Chitowncy View Post
    And if you look back at Johnny's nonconference schedules, they were tougher than what ISU plays these days.
    And if you look back at Johnny's conference schedules, you'd see that he had 4 fewer league games to play. Take the top 4 non-conf opp out of any Orr season to get a better idea of his schedules compared to present day.



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