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    Re: Texas at Iowa State predictions.

    Quote Originally Posted by rholtgraves View Post
    I don't think so. Look at the last game at Texas. ISU didn't play well on offense at all and turned the ball over like crazy and they were down 4 with a minute left. I think they actually out rebounded Texas as well.
    I do think so. Ridley and Holmes combined for 39 points, 18 rebounds (including 7 offensive) and 7 blocks. Their interior presence forced ISU to attempt 32 three pointers, seven more than their average. They fact that they were able to knock down 11 of them kept ISU in the game. With lots of long shots come long rebounds and ISU was able to get hold of many of those, which also helped. But the superior size of Texas pounded ISU on the interior, drawing lots of fouls, which sent them to the line for high percentage free throws and putting an ISU team that isn't very deep in foul trouble. I alos remember the length of Texas defenders being a big reason ISu had so many turnovers. I think ISU has to get Ridley and/or Holmes out of the game in foul trouble for long stretches to have a good shot at winning. They were close in Austin, but Texas prevailed. Since Texas isn't getting any smaller, ISU needs to figure out what changes can be made. They'll either need to get the Texas bigs moving more side to side and drive past them or make more threes. I am cheering for ISu to win this game to help KU out in the standings, but I think it will very very hard. Until ISU proves thay can beat a team with big strong post players I will pick Texas.



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    Re: Texas at Iowa State predictions.

    Quote Originally Posted by twocoach View Post
    I do think so. Ridley and Holmes combined for 39 points, 18 rebounds (including 7 offensive) and 7 blocks. Their interior presence forced ISU to attempt 32 three pointers, seven more than their average. They fact that they were able to knock down 11 of them kept ISU in the game. With lots of long shots come long rebounds and ISU was able to get hold of many of those, which also helped. But the superior size of Texas pounded ISU on the interior, drawing lots of fouls, which sent them to the line for high percentage free throws and putting an ISU team that isn't very deep in foul trouble. I alos remember the length of Texas defenders being a big reason ISu had so many turnovers. I think ISU has to get Ridley and/or Holmes out of the game in foul trouble for long stretches to have a good shot at winning. They were close in Austin, but Texas prevailed. Since Texas isn't getting any smaller, ISU needs to figure out what changes can be made. They'll either need to get the Texas bigs moving more side to side and drive past them or make more threes. I am cheering for ISu to win this game to help KU out in the standings, but I think it will very very hard. Until ISU proves thay can beat a team with big strong post players I will pick Texas.
    You do realized how often ISU loses in Hilton to teams not named KU, right?



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    Re: Texas at Iowa State predictions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    You do realized how often ISU loses in Hilton to teams not named KU, right?
    I was just going to say something along the same lines. You can draw up all the comparisons you want as if the game will be played in a vacuum but bottom line is we don't lose at home very dang often.


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    Re: Texas at Iowa State predictions.

    Most of our new bandwagon fans don't understand the dynamic of conference play. It's a ***** to play on the road, and you take absolutely any W you can get.

    I'm amazed how many noobs treat the AP poll as gospel. They don't understand that CBB is a crapshoot.

    The 14-0 start definitely has had a weird effect on the fanbase. It got expectations way out of whack and has led to a letdown in enthusiasm.

    Luckily, there is no better atmosphere than postseason basketball in March to get everyone back on board.

    Oh yea. ISU by 8.



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    Re: Texas at Iowa State predictions.

    Quote Originally Posted by twocoach View Post
    I do think so. Ridley and Holmes combined for 39 points, 18 rebounds (including 7 offensive) and 7 blocks. Their interior presence forced ISU to attempt 32 three pointers, seven more than their average. They fact that they were able to knock down 11 of them kept ISU in the game. With lots of long shots come long rebounds and ISU was able to get hold of many of those, which also helped. But the superior size of Texas pounded ISU on the interior, drawing lots of fouls, which sent them to the line for high percentage free throws and putting an ISU team that isn't very deep in foul trouble. I alos remember the length of Texas defenders being a big reason ISu had so many turnovers. I think ISU has to get Ridley and/or Holmes out of the game in foul trouble for long stretches to have a good shot at winning. They were close in Austin, but Texas prevailed. Since Texas isn't getting any smaller, ISU needs to figure out what changes can be made. They'll either need to get the Texas bigs moving more side to side and drive past them or make more threes. I am cheering for ISu to win this game to help KU out in the standings, but I think it will very very hard. Until ISU proves thay can beat a team with big strong post players I will pick Texas.


    So are you going to pick Texas to win at KU?



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    Re: Texas at Iowa State predictions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    You do realized how often ISU loses in Hilton to teams not named KU, right?
    That means nothing. Kansas almost never loses at home, either. It didn't stop a team that was a bad match up for Kansas, San Diego State, from winning a game there.



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    Re: Texas at Iowa State predictions.

    I would agree the non-conference got some expectations out of whack. Our fans aren't getting excited for our much more important conference matchups. Anyways, I'm hoping that a ranked Texas team brings great atmosphere again. I think we get this one because we are at home, but I'm still extremely nervous about it.



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    Re: Texas at Iowa State predictions.

    Quote Originally Posted by rholtgraves View Post
    So are you going to pick Texas to win at KU?
    I pick Kansas to win every game because it feels like it's bad karma to do otherwise and it would haunt me if I picked them to lose and they did. I am pretty superstitious in my fandom. Let's just say that I hope that Kansas can play considerably better than they did @Texas so they give themselves a chance to win. No result in that game would surprise me. Texas is a handful.



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    Re: Texas at Iowa State predictions.

    Quote Originally Posted by twocoach View Post
    That means nothing. Kansas almost never loses at home, either. It didn't stop a team that was a bad match up for Kansas, San Diego State, from winning a game there.
    I'll take my odds on picking wins at Hilton and Phog instead of taking stats from one game and assuming Texas will play just as good or better @Hilton than they did at home.

    ISU will play better at home, Texas will play worse on the road. ISU will be favored by 5 points or more.



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    Re: Texas at Iowa State predictions.

    Quote Originally Posted by twocoach View Post
    That means nothing. Kansas almost never loses at home, either. It didn't stop a team that was a bad match up for Kansas, San Diego State, from winning a game there.
    I would say that it means you're going against some heavy odds that point the opposite direction when saying any team besides yours is going to win at Hilton this year.


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    Re: Texas at Iowa State predictions.

    Quote Originally Posted by jahfg View Post
    Most of our new bandwagon fans don't understand the dynamic of conference play. It's a ***** to play on the road, and you take absolutely any W you can get.

    I'm amazed how many noobs treat the AP poll as gospel. They don't understand that CBB is a crapshoot.

    The 14-0 start definitely has had a weird effect on the fanbase. It got expectations way out of whack and has led to a letdown in enthusiasm.

    Luckily, there is no better atmosphere than postseason basketball in March to get everyone back on board.

    Oh yea. ISU by 8.
    Agreed. It seems like when I started school in 03 until I left Ames to change jobs in 09 that we had 2 year conference road losing streaks in both basketball in football.



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    Re: Texas at Iowa State predictions.

    Bad matchup for the Cyclones. Texas by 6.



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    Re: Texas at Iowa State predictions.

    Any students out camping now that the snow is done?

    Another top 20 matchup! Im so geeked for this game.



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    Re: Texas at Iowa State predictions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    I'll take my odds on picking wins at Hilton and Phog instead of taking stats from one game and assuming Texas will play just as good or better @Hilton than they did at home. ISU will play better at home, Texas will play worse on the road. ISU will be favored by 5 points or more.
    College basketball is a game of match ups, not a game of history. We'll see soon enough, ISU has the game to beat Texas, they will just have to play their game despite the match up.



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    Re: Texas at Iowa State predictions.

    Quote Originally Posted by twocoach View Post
    I do think so. Ridley and Holmes combined for 39 points, 18 rebounds (including 7 offensive) and 7 blocks. Their interior presence forced ISU to attempt 32 three pointers, seven more than their average. They fact that they were able to knock down 11 of them kept ISU in the game. With lots of long shots come long rebounds and ISU was able to get hold of many of those, which also helped. But the superior size of Texas pounded ISU on the interior, drawing lots of fouls, which sent them to the line for high percentage free throws and putting an ISU team that isn't very deep in foul trouble. I alos remember the length of Texas defenders being a big reason ISu had so many turnovers. I think ISU has to get Ridley and/or Holmes out of the game in foul trouble for long stretches to have a good shot at winning. They were close in Austin, but Texas prevailed. Since Texas isn't getting any smaller, ISU needs to figure out what changes can be made. They'll either need to get the Texas bigs moving more side to side and drive past them or make more threes. I am cheering for ISu to win this game to help KU out in the standings, but I think it will very very hard. Until ISU proves thay can beat a team with big strong post players I will pick Texas.
    Do you realize that Ejim and Niang had a combined 35 and 15 so they pose matchup problems for Texas as well? Taylor and Felix drew more fouls than Holmes and Ridley.



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