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    Good article on how Brackins staying helps ISU

    I really think we are going to the sweet 16 next year which would be great.

    Scout.com: Brackins Decision Changes Everything For ISU



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    Re: Good article on how Brackins staying helps ISU

    bold first sentence.

    I hope its true, but I dont think it is exactly a lock.



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    Re: Good article on how Brackins staying helps ISU

    That guy drank a keg of kool aid before writing that artilce. That got me pumped. Is it Novermber soon?



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    Re: Good article on how Brackins staying helps ISU

    I'm very optimistic about next season, but I think it's statements like this that're going to create impossible expectations for the 09-10 team:

    "The 2009-10 Iowa State menís basketball team will be going to the NCAA tournament. As sweet as that sounds donít be shocked if they also make some noise when they get there."

    I mean, if we're starting with this now, what's it going to build to over the summer? Just let the guys work this offseason with a chip on their shoulder and improve so they can confront their "unfinished business." This is going to be a completely different team in the fall...should be very fun to watch!



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    Re: Good article on how Brackins staying helps ISU

    Good article. I bet they now back that extra scholy. Brackins back will help Ham and LAP big time. But we do need to be calm on how well this team will do until half way through the Big 12 season next year.


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    Re: Good article on how Brackins staying helps ISU

    The difference makers next year will not be Brackins or any other returning players. It's all the new players, red-shirted or otherwise, who will have to make the difference. I don't think just another year of seasoning from our existing players magically jumps us into a Sweet 16 team or even a bye in the first round of the Big 12 tourney.



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    Re: Good article on how Brackins staying helps ISU

    Bit premature but at least people are not talking predicting how bad we will be in 2009...



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    Re: Good article on how Brackins staying helps ISU

    I'm really looking forward to next season. I wish it wasn't so far away.



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    Re: Good article on how Brackins staying helps ISU

    Yeah, he is really drinking the koolaid. He'd better save some for me. If he does, I give his article 5 stars.



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    Re: Good article on how Brackins staying helps ISU

    If Gilstrap is the "real deal" and everyone else improves it's possible. I still would be concerned about the guards.



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    Re: Good article on how Brackins staying helps ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Yeah, he is really drinking the koolaid. He'd better save some for me. If he does, I give his article 5 stars.
    He doesn't have to save it for me, I make my own

    I really enjoyed that article! I'm convinced that good things not only can happen, but they're about to happen. I'll just stick with making the tournament for now. That's a big-time step. If we do that, then I plan to move mountains to get to that first weekend!


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    Re: Good article on how Brackins staying helps ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonewino View Post
    If Gilstrap is the "real deal" and everyone else improves it's possible. I still would be concerned about the guards.
    I am concerned about the point. DG was not consistent enough and can't shoot. Buckley showed some promise at the end of the year and has a long ways to go. Colvin is going to be a true freshman and you can not count on him leading the team.

    If you can not get solid play out of your PG, then all the sweet 16 talk can stop now. If DG can get a lot better of if Buckley can take that step from year 1 to 2 and lead the team, then anything is possible.



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    Re: Good article on how Brackins staying helps ISU

    A little to over the top for my taste. CB staying is huge news but lets make an NCAA tournament before we get too concerned as to how well we actually do in it.



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    Re: Good article on how Brackins staying helps ISU

    Is our favorite school board member writing for scout again?



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    Re: Good article on how Brackins staying helps ISU

    I liked this quote:

    "Overall, this team will have outstanding depth and the staff will have the flexibility to match up with almost any kind of team that they play."

    I just hope our coaching staff will recognize the matchup and play the appropriate players and scheme at the appropriate times.



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