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  • Texas (2007 football: absolute beatdown)

    1 0.43%
  • Drake (2007 basketball: absolute beatdown)

    8 3.46%
  • Connecticut (2002 football: embarassing performance in final game of year)

    15 6.49%
  • Michigan St. (2000 basketball: had them on the ropes)

    40 17.32%
  • Hampton (2001 basketball: unforseen upset)

    91 39.39%
  • Missouri (2004 football: Big 12 North title chances dashed)

    36 15.58%
  • Kansas (2005 football: repeat of Missouri from previous year)

    33 14.29%
  • Other

    7 3.03%
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    Most Demoralizing Loss??

    Don't mean to ruin every one's mood, but I thought I would see what people viewed as the most demoralizing loss in recent years in Cyclone Sports (basketball or football).



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    Re: Most Demoralizing Loss??

    Giving Baylor their FIRST EVER road victory.


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    "Seven minutes to glory."

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    Re: Most Demoralizing Loss??

    Missouri/Kansas potential North clinchers in football
    Michigan State/Hampton in basketball

    It's so hard to choose from so many.



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    Re: Most Demoralizing Loss??

    I picked Kansas in 05. So much optimism after beating Colorado and getting up in that game early. At halftime I couldn't even imagine loosing that game.

    But as mentioned above it is hard to pick from so many.


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    Re: Most Demoralizing Loss??

    Michigan State game without question...

    We were minutes away from going to the Final Four. I had never been so excited. I'll never be able to get over the fact that we were literally minutes away from the Final Four, which is something I may never see in my lifetime...



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    Re: Most Demoralizing Loss??

    Yea, losing the shot at the Final Four was bad, but was it embarrassing? Not really.


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    Re: Most Demoralizing Loss??

    As for embarrassing loss, it has to be Hampton.
    i don't even wanna talk about it. Horrible, just horrible.



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    Re: Most Demoralizing Loss??

    im going to say uconn.. just because it capped off such a bad fall.. we were ranked 9th at one time..


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    ESPN.com picked Hilton Coliseum as the "Hot Arena" in the Big 12...coaches in the league noted that, "regardless of talent, the Cyclones have a home court like no other."

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    Re: Most Demoralizing Loss??

    Since this is demoralizing I would have to go with Kansas,we were up, then even later we had multiple chances to win the games but managed to screw it up



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    Re: Most Demoralizing Loss??

    That UCONN game was terrible. Not only were they new to Division 1-A, they completely dominated every phase of that game. I sat first row right behind the UCONN bench and those 70 players and coaches on their sideline were louder than the rest of the crowd. (I'm not even joking)



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    Re: Most Demoralizing Loss??

    -Blowing that big lead to UCLA in the sweet 16 in 1997 was fairly demoralizing. Cameron Dollar over Cato still bothers me.

    -UConn game was bad but the way the second half of that season went down it didn't surprise me all that much.

    -Losing to Missouri in 2004 at JTS with all that was at stake was just unbelievable.



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    Re: Most Demoralizing Loss??

    In the sense of the word demoralizing, that backalley beatdown we got from OU in 2002 when we were #9 and they were #2....that was PAINFUL.



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    Re: Most Demoralizing Loss??

    I picked Hampton, with the 2004 football loss to Missouri a close second. McCarney's football teams had broken my heart enough times that I should have known better than to get my hopes up too high, even though I felt like someone had punched me in the gut after Missouri intercepted Meyer's goal-line pass in OT.

    The Hampton loss was just completely inexplicable. There was no way a team that talented -- that had run roughshod over the Big 12 for the second straight year -- should have lost that game, especially with an 11-point lead with less than 10 minutes to go. I still feel sick to my stomach whenever I think about that game.


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    Re: Most Demoralizing Loss??

    You could have heard a pin drop after the Mizzou loss. Although I was a supporter of the coach throughout his tenure, I always felt differently about the program at that time.




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    Re: Most Demoralizing Loss??

    Hampton.......with Michigan St a distant second, and the loss to Missouri a close third.



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