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    ISU Men's Basketball picked to finish 11th in the Big 12

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    Big 12 Conference basketball coaches expect little from the Iowa State men’s team under new coach Greg McDermott.

    The Cyclones were predicted to finish 11th, just ahead of Colorado, on the coaches’ preseason poll the league released today.

    The coaches picked Kansas to win, and Texas A&M to finish second.

    Coaches’ picks (with first-place votes, total points):

    1. Kansas (11)*, 121
    2. Texas A&M (1), 109
    3. Oklahoma State, 97
    4. Texas, 95
    5. Kansas State, 76
    6. Texas Tech, 68
    7. Baylor, 60
    8. Missouri, 44
    9. Oklahoma, 42
    10. Nebraska, 37
    11. Iowa State, 23
    12. Colorado, 20

    Eleven points were awarded for first place, 10 for second, etc. Coaches are not permitted to vote for their own team.
    * — Unanimous selection
    Time to shock the conference and exceed expectations!



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    Re: ISU Men's Basketball picked to finish 11th in the Big 12

    We were picked 11th in Athlon too, just ahead of Missouri. We should prove some people wrong!



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    Re: ISU Men's Basketball picked to finish 11th in the Big 12

    With all the turnover in conference athletes and coaches this year, I don't see why we couldn't compete for an upper half finish.


    Yeah well, ya know, that's just, like uh, your opinion, man.

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    Re: ISU Men's Basketball picked to finish 11th in the Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone456 View Post
    We were picked 11th in Athlon too, just ahead of Missouri. We should prove some people wrong!
    I wouild bet Ft Knox that we beat out Colorado and Nebraska. If they think we are that bad, they must not think much of our inside game.


    Spoilers from day one.


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    Re: ISU Men's Basketball picked to finish 11th in the Big 12

    From my perspective MU and KSU seem a little high but it's tough to argue too much with the picks. I think it's going to be another year like last season where not much will seperate the last 5 or 6 teams so a few breaks here or there could mean the difference between 7th and 12th.



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    Re: ISU Men's Basketball picked to finish 11th in the Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    I wouild bet Ft Knox that we beat out Colorado and Nebraska. If they think we are that bad, they must not think much of our inside game.


    Spoilers from day one.
    I hope you are right, but to be quite honest, I don't think I have a lot of faith in our inside game at this point. Unless McDermott has really straightened these guys out and made them put on the pounds, I just don't see Hubalek or Marsden really stepping it up. I hope I am wrong.



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    Re: ISU Men's Basketball picked to finish 11th in the Big 12

    Good. We've always played best in every sport it seems when we're the underdogs.



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    Re: ISU Men's Basketball picked to finish 11th in the Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonekj View Post
    With all the turnover in conference athletes and coaches this year, I don't see why we couldn't compete for an upper half finish.
    We had so much more "talent" last year and we were still lower half. It's going to take some sort of minor miracle to be top 6.



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    Re: ISU Men's Basketball picked to finish 11th in the Big 12

    I like being underdogs!



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    Re: ISU Men's Basketball picked to finish 11th in the Big 12

    After watching the football season go the way it has been, I am not going to expect to much for the BB season


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    Re: ISU Men's Basketball picked to finish 11th in the Big 12

    Kansas can bite me. They are the duke of the big twelve. Always talked up, hype hype hype, and then chooooooooooke. Grrr. I see ISU surprising folks.



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    Re: ISU Men's Basketball picked to finish 11th in the Big 12

    I remember the last time we were picked last in the league or next to last....

    ....WE WON the BIG 8.

    Now I am not saying this team is giong to be the next coming of Willoughby, Cato, Pratt, and Bankhead...but I do think we are going to surprise a lot of people. ISU will be playing a completely different style of basketball and it will take atleast half of the year for people to figure out whats going on. Hopefully by that time we will have enough confidence in ourselves and the team that we will be one of the tougher teams to beat in the conference!



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    Re: ISU Men's Basketball picked to finish 11th in the Big 12

    We will definitely SURPRISE people, but hopefully in a good way!


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    Re: ISU Men's Basketball picked to finish 11th in the Big 12

    I'm looking forward to BB season. Entering this year I have no expectations regarding wins. What I'm looking for is effort and team work. The fact that two thirds of this team was assembled at the last minute of the spring signing period causes me to keep my expectations in check.

    The optimist in me hopes that this unheralded group of players will bring back the magic.



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    Re: ISU Men's Basketball picked to finish 11th in the Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by mt85 View Post
    The optimist in me hopes that this unheralded group of players will bring back the magic.
    The magic has always been there. It showed signs of life last year. The most frustrating part of last year was there was no team and there was not much hustle. In my experiences, the crowd really seems to feed off the hustle plays, whether they are good or bad. The fans want to see guys leaving it all out there on the floor, giving everything they have, and in turn, the fans will pick them up when they need it.



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