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    Re: IOWA vs IOWA STATE

    Quote Originally Posted by herbicide View Post
    This. They outclassed UTEP by a large margin even if you take away the "cheap" (NOT really cheap) transition buckets and hot shooting they had.

    Iowa will give us fits and could easily win if we aren't hitting 3's and/or get our big 3 in foul trouble.
    I disagree. We don't have to be hitting our 3's. We have beaten plenty of good teams at home without hitting our 3's. Plus Iowa's interior defense is not very good.



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    Re: IOWA vs IOWA STATE

    Quote Originally Posted by vortex View Post
    Iowa could end up playing Villanova.
    I will go ahead and eat crow if that happens.



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    Re: IOWA vs IOWA STATE

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Iowa will probably beat KU tomorrow and many on this board will still not tip their hat and admit Iowa has a good team.
    Iowa doesn't have the athleticism to beat Kansas. Iowa has yet to play an athletic team this year that can execute a well on offense. I'll give them more credit if they can stay with kansas until the closing minutes tomorrow. Until then I'm skeptical of how good they really are this year.



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    Re: IOWA vs IOWA STATE

    Quote Originally Posted by awd4cy View Post
    I will go ahead and eat crow if that happens.
    Kansas should win but it wouldn't be a total surprise if Nova wins.



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    Re: IOWA vs IOWA STATE

    Quote Originally Posted by vortex View Post
    Iowa could end up playing Villanova.
    I said that earlier. That's the only way they win this tourney. No way they beat KU unless they put on a TCU from last year effort.


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    Re: IOWA vs IOWA STATE

    Quote Originally Posted by awd4cy View Post
    I disagree. We don't have to be hitting our 3's. We have beaten plenty of good teams at home without hitting our 3's. Plus Iowa's interior defense is not very good.
    By hitting 3's I mean stretching their zone. They ate UTEP (and Xavier in 2nd half) alive inside on defense when they weren't threatened by outside shooting.



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    Re: IOWA vs IOWA STATE

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamyCy View Post
    Iowa doesn't have the athleticism to beat Kansas. Iowa has yet to play an athletic team this year that can execute a well on offense. I'll give them more credit if they can stay with kansas until the closing minutes tomorrow. Until then I'm skeptical of how good they really are this year.
    I know it sounds kind of funny when taking about sports, but "athleticism" is often one of the most overrated aspects when talking about a good, average, or bad team.



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    Re: IOWA vs IOWA STATE

    Quote Originally Posted by vortex View Post
    I know it sounds kind of funny when taking about sports, but "athleticism" is often one of the most overrated aspects when talking about a good, average, or bad team.
    They are not mutually exclusive, (athletic and being good at basketball) However show me a truly great player, and 99.5% of the time they are athletic to go along with their basketball skills.


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    Re: IOWA vs IOWA STATE

    It's funny because yesterday everyone was ragging on iowa saying they were mid major and stuff and today everyone is all geared up about them.



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    Re: IOWA vs IOWA STATE

    Quote Originally Posted by TigerCyJM View Post
    It's funny because yesterday everyone was ragging on iowa saying they were mid major and stuff and today everyone is all geared up about them.
    Yesterday they looked like a different team than today.



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    Re: IOWA vs IOWA STATE

    Quote Originally Posted by herbicide View Post
    Yesterday they looked like a different team than today.
    Clearly but the reality of it is that they are somewhere in the middle of today and yesterday. they aren't as bad as people said they were yesterday and they aren't as good as people are making them out to be today.



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    Re: IOWA vs IOWA STATE

    Kansas is a lot more beatable now than they will be 6 weeks from now. They had to replace their core, so it will take some time to come together. That is the big advantage I think Iowa will have over a lot of teams this year. They are returning all but one and got those extra practices in with the NIT run and the trip overseas. That is going to be a huge benefit to them, especially early in the season. ISU can beat them at Hilton, but it won't be easy. I think it will be a great game.


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    Re: IOWA vs IOWA STATE

    Quote Originally Posted by herbicide View Post
    Yesterday they looked like a different team than today.
    They also played a better team yesterday



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    Re: IOWA vs IOWA STATE

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCY23 View Post
    They also played a better team yesterday
    This^^^. UTEP is not very good. New Mexico State has already beat them....twice. Regardless....watching KU now, and from what I have seen so far, if I was to rank the Big 12 right now.....the top five would be OSU-ISU-Baylor-KU-OU. Now I know it's early and these games in November and December don't mean a whole heck of a lot, but they don't look like conference winners let alone #2 in the country.



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    Re: IOWA vs IOWA STATE

    Quote Originally Posted by TigerCyJM View Post
    Clearly but the reality of it is that they are somewhere in the middle of today and yesterday. they aren't as bad as people said they were yesterday and they aren't as good as people are making them out to be today.
    And you can tell all of this like 5 games into the season? Its November basketball you derp



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