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    Weekly Defend the Basketball team thread

    Why all the mad fans about where the program is going? I guess I am the only one that thinks this team is much better now than it was at the start of the season.
    How much has Jiri and Clark improved with having McD as their coach? Dont you think the rest of the players that will be back next year will improve a lot between now and the start of next year?
    Two weeks ago there was talk this team could finish 6th in the conference, now you are all ****** that they are going to finish 11th.
    The players look to be getting the system and that will pay off big time next year.
    I dont call the problems excuses most of them are facts.
    You cannot compair this rebulid to any other rebuild, just because coach A does good in year one doesnt mean coach B has to match that success. Different coaches get delt different hands.
    There are 4 players on this team that played on last years, there will be 7 on next years team with experence.

    Look back at the season. Count the games this team was in late. How many games are there that the team hit a rough streach in that cost them the game? Experence, another shooter, and another ball handler would have helped these problems.

    I feel there are a few things this team can do better, but most of it will get better with playing time. Next years team will be better, there is no way it shouldnt be. Jiri and Clark will be gone but there is a lot of upside to the players coming back, there are some talented new comers that will be in the system (has McD lied about the abality of any player yet?). There will be more experence and depth.

    But I guess I am the only one that sees those things.


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    Re: Weekly Defend the Basketball team thread

    Not the only one....


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    Re: Weekly Defend the Basketball team thread

    I'm with ya kingcy!!!


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    Re: Weekly Defend the Basketball team thread

    After we beat Kansas tomorrow, all will be well

    But no, you are definately not the only one.



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    Re: Weekly Defend the Basketball team thread

    I'm on board, the glass is half full, not half empty.....

    We could also use some luck....just a little....



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    Re: Weekly Defend the Basketball team thread

    I agree 100%!!!
    I don't know why there are so many debbie downers. This team is doing exactly as well as we should have expected them to do at the beginning of the season. The future is bright for ISU.



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    Re: Weekly Defend the Basketball team thread

    Thank god! A post that makes sense



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    Re: Weekly Defend the Basketball team thread

    Cue Cyclone#1 here in 3....2....1....to tell us how the talent we have coming in next year can't handle the rigors of the big 12 because a similar person of the same size in a different conference that scored, rebounded, stole, assisted about the same as some of incoming recruits sucked as a freshman and sophomore.



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    Re: Weekly Defend the Basketball team thread

    Positives.........hmmmm.........at least we're not in last place.



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    Re: Weekly Defend the Basketball team thread

    And I'm number 3. Before the season everyone was talking about a 15 win season at best. Now many are calling for Mac's head. If this makes sense I don't get it. This team was all but dead after the Morgan mess, with the majority of the team leaving. We were left with next to nothing. The Coachs started with very little and have had to build from there. Two years is not enough time to judge the coaching. This team is better than last years and I feel we will improve again next year. No we're not going to win the big 12 but we will see progress. Calm down folks its not as if we're Kansas, UCLA, Duke or UNC.



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    Re: Weekly Defend the Basketball team thread

    Great thread!


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    Re: Weekly Defend the Basketball team thread

    Don't let Cyclone#1 see this thread. He will rip you with his so called "logic".



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    Re: Weekly Defend the Basketball team thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CyRocket View Post
    Calm down folks its not as if we're Kansas, UCLA, Duke or UNC.
    Ain't that the truth...they'll all be playing in the NCAA tourney next month...


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    Re: Weekly Defend the Basketball team thread

    I'm here too...evidently people thought McDermott was joking when he said, "If you want a quick fix, you've got the wrong guy,"...because I didn't hear all the whining and bashing then...not sure what people that are ripping Greg were expecting out of this year given our circumstances.



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    Re: Weekly Defend the Basketball team thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone_12 View Post
    I'm here too...evidently people thought McDermott was joking when he said, "If you want a quick fix, you've got the wrong guy,"...because I didn't hear all the whining and bashing then...not sure what people that are ripping Greg were expecting out of this year given our circumstances.
    Very correct. And we're only into year 2 of his tenure. Patience pays...



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