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    Cool Niang injury. Blessing in disguise?

    Don't get me wrong I am still screaming at the top of my lungs "He broke his foot?!?!?" every time I think about it.....But is it possible that this could set us up for a big time run? I figured the biggest thing to hurt us would be having to turnaround and play UNC and we got by them with a W.

    - At least 30% of our offense was through Niang
    + Most of our game tape will be of him

    - Niang helped draw the opposing teams bigs out with his range
    + Edozie is not an offensive threat but he might be able to be an enforcer to at least put some fear in other teams coming to the middle

    -UCONN, MSU or UVA in one weekend
    +UCONN with a week for the Mayor to prep and a short turn around which we have seen multiple times this year

    +Kane and Ejim WILL NOT LOSE.



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    Re: Niang injury. Blessing in disguise?

    Not really a blessing in disguise, but something our guys will keep overcoming.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
    Make this one for the ages!




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    Re: Niang injury. Blessing in disguise?

    Definitely not a blessing in disguise in any way. Maybe you could find a silver lining is a better choice of words?



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    Re: Niang injury. Blessing in disguise?

    - Not as much Trash talking with Big Georges on the bench.
    + A great heckler/coach on the bench



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    Re: Niang injury. Blessing in disguise?

    The way we were playing WITH Niang I think we had a legit title shot. The boys overcame that to beat UNC but I don't know if they can overcome the loss for that many more games.

    If we keep shooting lights out, anything can happen, but Georges was often our man when we had to make up for shooting droughts.

    I still believe these guys can do anything they put their minds too though. Perfect time for Hogue and Naz to step up in both tourneys.



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    Re: Niang injury. Blessing in disguise?

    These guys were focused as hell before it happened, so I can't see it as a blessing in disguise but it has added an extra chip on their shoulders with everyone doubting the rest of them.



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    Re: Niang injury. Blessing in disguise?

    If nothing else, it forced the team to refocus themselves.



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    Re: Niang injury. Blessing in disguise?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Not really a blessing in disguise, but something our guys will keep overcoming.

    Yeah, 'blessing in disguise' is often substituted for 'well that wasn't as bad as we first thought'..for this to be a blessing in disguise, we'd have to be a better team without Georges...that ain't happening.

    As it turns out, it's not as bad as we feared it would be...and that's not minimizing Georges at all, it just shows how many weapons this team has. Just tonight when a dummyhead was telling me how TN will go farther than ISU in the tourney, he was saying "yeah, you just lost your best player"...apparently ignoring that we lost him before UNC...and I asked him...so when you say 'best player', you're not talking about the big 12 conference player of the year, or the big 12 newcomer of the year?



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    Re: Niang injury. Blessing in disguise?

    No. This is such a bad question you should feel bad for even asking it.



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    Re: Niang injury. Blessing in disguise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    Definitely not a blessing in disguise in any way. Maybe you could find a silver lining is a better choice of words?
    Yeah i guess i could have phrased that better. I mix things up sometimes. "We don't have a cow, We have a bull."



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    Re: Niang injury. Blessing in disguise?

    I am personally still pretty freaking bummed because I think there is a large chance it costs us a trip to the Elite 8 or the the Final 4.

    We are favored by 1 vs Uconn, and if we make it to MSU or Virginia that team will be favored by a posession or two.

    With Niang I think we are favored by 4 or 5 vs Uconn and the game vs MSU or Virginia is a pickem.

    With Niang on the floor ISU really had a legit shot to compete for the national title. Without him, they still can but it's definitely a lot less likely.



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    Re: Niang injury. Blessing in disguise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Murphcy View Post
    Don't get me wrong I am still screaming at the top of my lungs "He broke his foot?!?!?" every time I think about it.....But is it possible that this could set us up for a big time run? I figured the biggest thing to hurt us would be having to turnaround and play UNC and we got by them with a W.

    - At least 30% of our offense was through Niang
    + Most of our game tape will be of him

    - Niang helped draw the opposing teams bigs out with his range
    + Edozie is not an offensive threat but he might be able to be an enforcer to at least put some fear in other teams coming to the middle

    -UCONN, MSU or UVA in one weekend
    +UCONN with a week for the Mayor to prep and a short turn around which we have seen multiple times this year

    +Kane and Ejim WILL NOT LOSE.
    If I was a mod I would ban you. Blessing? We were cursed with Niang getting injured. We had a legit shot at a NC.



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    Re: Niang injury. Blessing in disguise?

    He was playing the best he ever has since the Big 12 T.
    With him I thought we had a legit shot at the National Title. W/O Him Naz and Matt will have to be almost perfect.
    The only benefit is that he would turn the ball over at least 5 times a game it seemed. But that's it.



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    Re: Niang injury. Blessing in disguise?

    Not a blessing in disguise.

    Lets get through the next 1-4 games and see if we end up wishing we had him (hint: unless we win a title, we're going to be sitting here saying 'what if we had Niang'). We still have weapons, and teams much less talented than ours (even without niang) have made some deep runs, so all hope is not lost, but with Niang we might be sitting here as major favorites (instead of a pickem) to make the Elite 8 and some people would probably be starting to talk about if we were a threat at the whole thing.

    That said there are some benefits in terms of younger players getting tourney experience minutes. That could pay off for us down the road.



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    Re: Niang injury. Blessing in disguise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    I am personally still pretty freaking bummed because I think there is a large chance it costs us a trip to the Elite 8 or the the Final 4.

    We are favored by 1 vs Uconn, and if we make it to MSU or Virginia that team will be favored by a posession or two.

    With Niang I think we are favored by 4 or 5 vs Uconn and the game vs MSU or Virginia is a pickem.

    With Niang on the floor ISU really had a legit shot to compete for the national title. Without him, they still can but it's definitely a lot less likely.

    "Still can" is a legitimate shot.

    Having seen the other teams still playing, we're still better than most of them.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
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