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    15-17 Not looking so horrible

    I know most of us are disappointed in the record of the team this year but here are some interesting numbers for us who like to think of things on a more positive note (I know who on here does that when it comes to big money making programs).....

    Of our 17 losses 9 of them came against 5 teams in the tourney in which all 5 of those teams advanced to the 2nd round. 5 of our losses came against 3 teams in the Sweet 16 and so far at least 2 losses to an Elite 8 team w/that having the possiblity of being 5 losses to Elite 8 teams if Kansas and Oklahoma win tonight.

    I say that's not too bad of a season for a team full of guys that do not belong competing in the Big 12. This conference was a lot tougher than some thought and we did not have the horses to go a full 40 minutes w/most of the teams in it. It looks like the coaching staff is taking note of that and at least attempting to bring in guys that can compete in the Big 12 for the full 40. Keep in mind we did have 1 OT win against a tournament team although it was UNI.



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    Re: 15-17 Not looking so horrible

    No its a bad season. 15 is bad, 17 is mediocre, 20 is good, and 24+ is great.



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    Re: 15-17 Not looking so horrible

    I certainly see where you're coming from, but we need to start winning at least a couple of those games against the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games--especially at home. I hope that we do not need to go through another offseason of moral victories. As an Iowa State fan, I am thoroughly sick of moral victories.



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    Re: 15-17 Not looking so horrible

    It's bad compared to where we've been.


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    Re: 15-17 Not looking so horrible

    15-17 is bad, 4-12 in conference for the past two years is probably even worse...


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    Re: 15-17 Not looking so horrible

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    It's bad compared to where we've been.
    And compared to where we need to be and should be.


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    Re: 15-17 Not looking so horrible

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    I certainly see where you're coming from, but we need to start winning at least a couple of those games against the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games--especially at home. I hope that we do not need to go through another offseason of moral victories. As an Iowa State fan, I am thoroughly sick of moral victories.
    I agree w/you totally about needing to win against some of those teams and in no way am I saying it was a good season. My point was that basically if you look at what we had to work with (really only 1 possibly 2 Big 12 caliber players w/experience) it's not as bad as some have made it out to be. We have tons of room for improvement and I think we will see it next year with or with out Brackins. I think with him we are in the NCAA tourney but w/out him we have a mediocre season and push the envelope of getting in to the NIT or one of those other tourneys which would be an improvement for us.



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    Re: 15-17 Not looking so horrible

    It's easier to rationalize much of the conference record. Drake, SD State, Hawaii, and lowly Colorado not so much.



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    Re: 15-17 Not looking so horrible

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    15-17 is bad, 4-12 in conference for the past two years is probably even worse...
    I never said it wasn't bad. I'm saying it's not as horrible as some make it out to be.



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    Re: 15-17 Not looking so horrible

    Ha...I knew this thread was coming!

    It wouldn't be all that bad if we had not lost to some rather poor teams in non-conference. Or, lost to Colorado. So we lost to some good teams...it happens. We also lost to some bad teams.

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    Re: 15-17 Not looking so horrible

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Ha...I knew this thread was coming!

    It wouldn't be all that bad if we had not lost to some rather poor teams in non-conference. Or, lost to Colorado. So we lost to some good teams...it happens. We also lost to some bad teams.

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    Re: 15-17 Not looking so horrible

    I don't mind losing to Sweet 16 calibur teams, its the losses that when you look at the schedule you know should be wins. SDSU, Hawaii, etc. Losing at Colorado was pathetic. I will be satisfied when we beat the teams we should and pull off an upset here and there against teams we shouldn't beat. Oh yeah, and a road win sometime in the next 8 years would be great.



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    Re: 15-17 Not looking so horrible

    I think some of you are missing the point or just too caught up in negative thinking to see it. Not once did I say our season was good or wasn't bad. We lost some really bad games that's for sure. Maybe re-read the above posts by me saying it just wasn't AS bad as some make it out to be taking everything into account.



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    Re: 15-17 Not looking so horrible

    Bad is bad. Three years of bad is worse.


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    Re: 15-17 Not looking so horrible

    Quote Originally Posted by clone4lyfe View Post
    I think some of you are missing the point or just too caught up in negative thinking to see it. Not once did I say our season was good or wasn't bad. We lost some really bad games that's for sure. Maybe re-read the above posts by me saying it just wasn't AS bad as some make it out to be taking everything into account.
    And I'm telling you, yes, it was as bad as the record looks.



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