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    What record will the Cyclones finish with?

    With basketball starting in less than a week. I was curious how you all thought we would realistically finish this year record wise. And what that may mean tournament time. I have us going 22-9. The two regular season losses to end the season really hurt us and once again we get an 8 seed in the tournament. I could see the BYU and Iowa game going either way in Non-con, so I split those 2. I think we could be ranked or closed to ranked going into the big monday game with Kansas. our last 3 games are super tough and important. If we can split the last two games of the season, instead of losing both, we may have a chance to move up to a seven or better seed. I also think we will probably upset somebody that I didn't predict, but I also think we will lose one or two that I have as wins. If all holds true, we should get to 23 wins with our first round victory in the big 12's. Maybe I am drinking some kool aid, but this is basically the base line that I have come to expect with a Hoiberg team. sorry for the messed up formatting, don't have time to fix it.

    Sun, Nov 03 Augustana (S.D.) (Exhibition) 5:00 p.m.
    Sun, Nov 10 UNC-Wilmington Ames, Iowa Win
    Tue, Nov 12 Texas A&M - Corpus Christi Ames, Iowa Win
    Sun, Nov 17 Michigan Ames, Iowa Loss
    Wed, Nov 20 BYU Provo, Utah Win
    Mon, Nov 25 UMKC Ames, Iowa Win
    Mon, Dec 02 Auburn (Big 12/SEC Challenge) Ames, Iowa Win
    Sat, Dec 07 Northern Iowa (Hy-Vee Big Four Classic) Des Moines, Iowa Win
    Fri, Dec 13 Iowa (Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series) Ames, Iowa Loss
    Sun, Dec 22 George Mason (Diamond Head Classic) Honolulu, Hawai'i Win
    Mon, Dec 23 Oregon State/Akron (Diamond Head Classic) Honolulu, Hawai'i Win
    Wed, Dec 25 TBA (Diamond Head Classic) Honolulu, Hawai'i Win
    Tue, Dec 31 Northern Illinois Ames, Iowa Win
    Sat, Jan 04 Texas Tech * Lubbock, Texas Win
    Tue, Jan 07 Baylor * Ames, Iowa Win
    Sat, Jan 11 Oklahoma * Norman, Okla. Loss
    Mon, Jan 13 Kansas * Ames, Iowa Win
    Sat, Jan 18 Texas * Austin, Texas Win
    Sat, Jan 25 Kansas State * Ames, Iowa Win
    Wed, Jan 29 Kansas * Lawrence, Kan. Loss
    Sat, Feb 01 Oklahoma * Ames, Iowa Win
    Mon, Feb 03 Oklahoma State * Stillwater, Okla. Loss
    Sat, Feb 08 TCU * Ames, Iowa Win
    Mon, Feb 10 West Virginia * Morgantown, W.Va. Loss
    Sat, Feb 15 Texas Tech * Ames, Iowa Win
    Tue, Feb 18 Texas * Ames, Iowa Win
    Sat, Feb 22 TCU * Ft. Worth, Texas Win
    Wed, Feb 26 West Virginia * Ames, Iowa Win
    Sat, Mar 01 Kansas State * Manhattan, Kan. Loss
    Tue, Mar 04 Baylor * Waco Loss
    Sat, Mar 08 Oklahoma State * Ames, Iowa Loss
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    Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship Kansas City, Mo.



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    Re: What record will the Cyclones finish with?

    I got us at 22-8 going into the conference tourney. I can see a long winning streak in February if the teams scheduled in that month end up being as bad as the experts are predicting. There's a potential seven game win streak starting with the TCU home game on 2/8 and going through the KSU away game on 3/1. I know Manhattan is usually a tough place to play, but I just don't see the Purple Kitties being very good this year.



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    Re: What record will the Cyclones finish with?

    19-12 going into conference tourney



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    Re: What record will the Cyclones finish with?

    I think 23 wins. I like the #, and i think it's reachable.


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    Re: What record will the Cyclones finish with?

    23 wins from what I see. We have a lot of different player types around 6-3 to 6-7 to change the games. Hope to make EIU look like chop liver.


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    Re: What record will the Cyclones finish with?

    I got us at 10 losses
    I threw in a loss on Christmas because I figure we won't come back sweeping it.



    Sun, Nov 03 Augustana (S.D.) (Exhibition) 5:00 p.m.
    Sun, Nov 10 UNC-Wilmington Ames, Iowa Win
    Tue, Nov 12 Texas A&M - Corpus Christi Ames, Iowa Win
    Sun, Nov 17 Michigan Ames, Iowa Loss
    Wed, Nov 20 BYU Provo, Utah Loss
    Mon, Nov 25 UMKC Ames, Iowa Win
    Mon, Dec 02 Auburn (Big 12/SEC Challenge) Ames, Iowa Win
    Sat, Dec 07 Northern Iowa (Hy-Vee Big Four Classic) Des Moines, Iowa Win
    Fri, Dec 13 Iowa (Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series) Ames, Iowa Win
    Sun, Dec 22 George Mason (Diamond Head Classic) Honolulu, Hawai'i Win
    Mon, Dec 23 Oregon State/Akron (Diamond Head Classic) Honolulu, Hawai'i Win
    Wed, Dec 25 TBA (Diamond Head Classic) Honolulu, Hawai'i Loss
    Tue, Dec 31 Northern Illinois Ames, Iowa Win
    Sat, Jan 04 Texas Tech * Lubbock, Texas Win
    Tue, Jan 07 Baylor * Ames, Iowa Win
    Sat, Jan 11 Oklahoma * Norman, Okla. Loss
    Mon, Jan 13 Kansas * Ames, Iowa Win
    Sat, Jan 18 Texas * Austin, Texas Loss
    Sat, Jan 25 Kansas State * Ames, Iowa Win
    Wed, Jan 29 Kansas * Lawrence, Kan. Loss
    Sat, Feb 01 Oklahoma * Ames, Iowa Win
    Mon, Feb 03 Oklahoma State * Stillwater, Okla. Loss
    Sat, Feb 08 TCU * Ames, Iowa Win
    Mon, Feb 10 West Virginia * Morgantown, W.Va. Win
    Sat, Feb 15 Texas Tech * Ames, Iowa Win
    Tue, Feb 18 Texas * Ames, Iowa Win
    Sat, Feb 22 TCU * Ft. Worth, Texas Win
    Wed, Feb 26 West Virginia * Ames, Iowa Win
    Sat, Mar 01 Kansas State * Manhattan, Kan. Loss
    Tue, Mar 04 Baylor * Waco Loss
    Sat, Mar 08 Oklahoma State * Ames, Iowa Loss
    Wed, Mar 12 -
    Sat, Mar 15
    Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship Kansas City, Mo.


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    Re: What record will the Cyclones finish with?

    I don't see us losing to K-State at all. Splitting w/Kansas and Ok State (2-2 for those 4 games). I still think we beat Baylor twice again - they are going to have issues at the point and Jackson is the only reason they had a fighting chance last year in Waco. Iowa will fall to us in Hilton. I could see us dropping the game at WVU or at Oklahoma and possibly losing both the Michigan and BYU games.

    I like the number 23. Seems like a good basketball number.


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    Re: What record will the Cyclones finish with?

    Big 12 breakdown: For us to be successful.

    Need to go at least 1-3 against KU/OSU
    Need to go 2-2 against KSU/Baylor
    Need to go 3-1 against OU/WV
    Need to go 5-1 against Texas/TCU/Tech


    I think that is reasonable and puts us at 11-7 in probably third or fourth.


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    Re: What record will the Cyclones finish with?

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    Big 12 breakdown: For us to be successful.

    Need to go at least 1-3 against KU/OSU
    Need to go 2-2 against KSU/Baylor
    Need to go 3-1 against OU/WV
    Need to go 5-1 against Texas/TCU/Tech


    I think that is reasonable and puts us at 11-7 in probably third or fourth.
    Good as a minimum, I think we do better. The non-con is too unpredictable for me to try, but I think we either sweep the bottom 3 or go 3-1 against KSU/Baylor for 12-6.



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    Re: What record will the Cyclones finish with?

    12 losses. 5 in pre-conference


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    Re: What record will the Cyclones finish with?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    12 losses. 5 in pre-conference
    5 losses in non-con, 7 in conference, none in the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments.



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    Re: What record will the Cyclones finish with?

    10-2 in nonconference and 11-7 in Big 12.



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    Re: What record will the Cyclones finish with?

    30-0 or fire this coaching staff



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    Re: What record will the Cyclones finish with?

    I have us 8-4 in the non con, 12-6 in the big 12. The big 12 schedule is front loaded, I think there's a good chance to make a run late in conference play, the strectch from Feb 8th through the 26th looks really favorable and is really good timing as far as impressing the selection committee. I think we'll be under or right around .500 in conference play going in to that stretch due to playing most of our tough games early but that group of games are all winnable and I think we come out Feb a tourney team.



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    Re: What record will the Cyclones finish with?

    I'd say about the same as our last two years, but I think since we return our front court we might click a little faster than usual.



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