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    Did the non-conference record match your expectations?

    In the beginning, I expected us to finish somewhere between 11-4 and 13-2 for the non-conference season. Anything less than 11-4 would have been a disappointment.

    We lost two games I expected us to win (Drake and SDSU) but won two games I expected us to lose (UNI and Houston). The games against Hawaii and Iowa could have gone either way, so I wasn't expecting automatic victories. As it is, two of our losses have come by a combined three points (Hawaii and Drake) and the only game we were really blown out in was at Iowa in the 2nd half.

    Just off the top of my head, I can see us going 7-9 in conference, good for 18 regular season victories and a likely NIT or CBI berth.



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    Re: Did the non-conference record match your expectations?

    We're not winning 7 conference games.



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    Re: Did the non-conference record match your expectations?

    I expected us to go 12-3 stupid SDSU!


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    Re: Did the non-conference record match your expectations?

    Looked back at the prediction thread and a lot of people said 11-4.


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    Re: Did the non-conference record match your expectations?

    I expected at least 12-3. So, it failed my expectations for the third year. However, I expect three conference wins based on Sagarin ratings now. Fifteen wins is my expectation. Similar to last year.


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    Re: Did the non-conference record match your expectations?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUChippewa View Post
    Just off the top of my head, I can see us going 7-9 in conference, good for 18 regular season victories and a likely NIT or CBI berth.
    There is no CBI anymore (I'm pretty sure).

    18 wins with our non-conference schedule would put us on the NIT bubble at best.



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    Re: Did the non-conference record match your expectations?

    I thought we would be 13-2. Didn't expect losses @ Iowa, Hawaii, or SDSU. I thought Drake would get us and I thought Houston would get us.



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    Re: Did the non-conference record match your expectations?

    My thought was 12-4, but I thought we would lose to Houston and UNI rather than SDSU and Drake...



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    Re: Did the non-conference record match your expectations?

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    There is no CBI anymore (I'm pretty sure).

    18 wins with our non-conference schedule would put us on the NIT bubble at best.
    I think 5 wins gets us in the NIT.



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    Re: Did the non-conference record match your expectations?

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    My thought was 12-4, but I thought we would lose to Houston and UNI rather than SDSU and Drake...
    Same for me. I am going to guess 4 conference wins.



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    Re: Did the non-conference record match your expectations?

    Quote Originally Posted by acrozier22 View Post
    I think 5 wins gets us in the NIT.

    No way. NIT has a very competitive field. 16-15 has us sitting at home. I think we have to go 8-8 to get consideration for the NIT. Don't see it happening.



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    Re: Did the non-conference record match your expectations?

    I predicted 12-3, thinking we should really be 13-2 or 14-1, but new we would slip up a couple times along the way. Anything below 12 meant no post-season NIT. And that's where we sit.



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    Re: Did the non-conference record match your expectations?

    I predicted 11-4. I knew we would lose to Drake and Iowa, figured on Houston and another random loss... Certainly didn't expect to lose to SDSU though.



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    Re: Did the non-conference record match your expectations?

    We really should be 14-1..Iowa is the only one who really kicked our butt...We could of one every other game we just made stupid mistakes



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    Re: Did the non-conference record match your expectations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    We really should be 14-1..Iowa is the only one who really kicked our butt...We could of one every other game we just made stupid mistakes
    We certainly could've...we also could've lost to Cal-Davis, UNI, and Houston though and be 8-7...I'd say we have the record we deserve at this point for how we've played.



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