View Poll Results: MBB: Big 12 Cyclone Challenge

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  • @ Baylor

    84 52.83%
  • Missouri

    105 66.04%
  • Oklahoma State

    104 65.41%
  • @ Kansas

    2 1.26%
  • @ Kansas State

    17 10.69%
  • Colorado

    154 96.86%
  • @ Nebraska

    86 54.09%
  • Texas A&M

    39 24.53%
  • Texas

    17 10.69%
  • @ Oklahoma

    16 10.06%
  • Nebraska

    143 89.94%
  • @ Texas Tech

    49 30.82%
  • Kansas

    23 14.47%
  • @ Colorado

    118 74.21%
  • @ Missouri

    29 18.24%
  • Kansas State

    96 60.38%
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    Big 12 Challenge!

    **Take 2: Again, I'm sorry to those who have to re-vote! I will also bump this every couple days and stick the thread so we can get the more people involved!


    We are about a month out from Big 12 conference basketball season and in my opinion, it's some of the best part of the year. This year will be especially fun because of the Cyclone Fanatic Big 12 Challenge. You've all seen our men's basketball team have its share of ups and downs, and now the challenge is up to you to predict the conference season.

    Rules:

    Pretty simple! Just pick the games you think ISU will win in conference play. If you do not think they will win, do not check the box. The point totals are as follows:

    Pick ISU to win and they win: 3 points
    Pick ISU to win and they lose in overtime: 1 point
    Pick ISU to win and they lose: -1 point
    Do not pick ISU to win and they win or lose: 0 points.

    After the regular season we will predict the big 12 tournament to add on to the points. The rules of the big 12 tournament (i.e. how the games will be picked and points ect.) will be announced in the next couple months.

    You do not need to pick the games right away, but the poll will be open right up into the Baylor game. This challenge will also be fun to make fun of those with negative points:) Note that once you pick, you're locked in!

    There will still be bookie events for each individual game.

    Payouts (in cy-credits) for the Cyclone Fanatic Big 12 Challenge are as follows:

    1st - 100,000
    2nd - 50,000
    3rd - 40,000
    4th - 30,000
    5th - 25,000
    6th - 20,000
    7th - 15,000
    8th - 10,000
    9th - 8,000
    10th - 6,000
    11th - 4,000
    12th - 2,000
    13-???? Wishing you were in the top 12


    Last edited by mj4cy; 12-13-2007 at 09:06 AM.
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    Re: Big 12 Challenge!

    What the heck - I'll go for the 8-8 record...
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    Re: Big 12 Challenge!

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    What the heck - I'll go for the 8-8 record...
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    Wow, I hope you're right. I'm gonna wait a little bit yet. I think we might get Okie State here or A&M here but I'm not sure we can beat Baylor.


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    Re: Big 12 Challenge!

    Missouri
    Oklahoma State
    Colorado
    @ Nebraska
    Texas
    Nebraska
    @ Colorado
    Kansas State

    8-8


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    Re: Big 12 Challenge!

    Quote Originally Posted by AirWalke View Post
    Missouri
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    Texas
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    @ Colorado
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    8-8

    I'm not so sure we can take Texas. They almost look even more balanced and threatening without Durant.


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    Re: Big 12 Challenge!

    Right after my last post, I found this! Maybe I'm not too crazy.
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    Re: Big 12 Challenge!

    Not trying to be a downer, but be careful about putting games against Ne in the win column. They are by no means a great team, but they present some very tough match-up problems for us. The obvious one is Maric who seems to pick games against us to play with passion. The real problem is going to be the back court. Ne has added a couple of young guards who are still learning, but have shown the ability to pressure the opposing ball handlers. They average about 9 steals and force 18 turnovers per game.

    Creighton showed the way to beat Ne. They played a pressing up-tempo style for 40 mins which forced some bad decisions by the young Ne guards in addition to wearing Maric down. They also drew Maric away from the basket as their entire team can hit the outside shot. The problem I see is that we do not have the ability to play like Creighton did. Our style actually plays into Ne's strengths.


    Last edited by Steve; 12-13-2007 at 10:49 AM.

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    Re: Big 12 Challenge!

    I agree with Steve. I think NU might get us once this year. I want to see us in a couple more games before I make my pics! Let's hope we beat Baylor so everyone doesn't start out with negative points:)


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    Re: Big 12 Challenge!

    This poll closes on 1/11/08...I think I'll wait until then - get a chance to see this team play 7 more times and a final decision on Wesley for this year.



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    Re: Big 12 Challenge!

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    This poll closes on 1/11/08...I think I'll wait until then - get a chance to see this team play 7 more times and a final decision on Wesley for this year.
    Yes! it's so tempting to pick though. I figure I'll give people a month to do it.


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    Re: Big 12 Challenge!

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    I'm not so sure we can take Texas. They almost look even more balanced and threatening without Durant.
    With my picks, I chose a game we shouldn't win that we could, and a game that we should win that we might let get away. @ Baylor is winnable, but that might be a game that we end up losing... same for Texas. I think that's our best shot at an upset this year.


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    Re: Big 12 Challenge!

    I think Baylor has all 5 back this year don't they?


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    Re: Big 12 Challenge!

    Here's the deal. We won't win a game in the Big XII. Why? It's because I picked us to win the games that we could win. We'll lose the other games to superior talent.

    I've jinxed us on everything else. If I bet I ISU we lose. So, we're pretty much done. Sorry.



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    Re: Big 12 Challenge!

    Thought I would bump this after our game last night. Still think I'm going to wait to see another game or two before I make my picks.


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    Re: Big 12 Challenge!

    Bumping again after another game. I think Las Vegas will show where our team is at this point and I'll make my picks then!


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