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    ESPN Joe Lunardi bracketology

    A bit early, but he has 7 BIG 12 teams going to the tourny. LINK.

    Kansas
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    Kansas State
    Missouri
    Oklahoma
    Oklahoma State
    Texas A&M

    If ISU should beat out one of these schools for the final spot, which school would it be and why? One thing is for sure, it will be very hard!



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    Re: ESPN Joe Lunardi bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by legi View Post
    A bit early, but he has 7 BIG 12 teams going to the tourny. LINK.

    Kansas
    Texas
    Kansas State
    Missouri
    Oklahoma
    Oklahoma State
    Texas A&M

    If ISU should beat out one of these schools for the final spot, which school would it be and why? One thing is for sure, it will be very hard!
    Kansas State or Texas A&M. Kansas State always plays ISU close and a win or two over K-State could propel us along if a few other wins came along. One of those wins could be against A&M, which I dont quite understand why they are good year-in, year-out as of late, but I dont think they will last that much longer.



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    Re: ESPN Joe Lunardi bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    Kansas State or Texas A&M. Kansas State always plays ISU close and a win or two over K-State could propel us along if a few other wins came along. One of those wins could be against A&M, which I dont quite understand why they are good year-in, year-out as of late, but I dont think they will last that much longer.
    A $ M recruits very well, and Turgeon is a very good coach- no surprise they win, and will for the extended future. Reed is becoming a home court advantage as well.
    I think we have a chance to catch MU next year. They lose some key players, but do have solid returners plus new recruits. I feel with more ball-handlers and athletes next year, their system will not be as effective against us. Talent wise, they may be the closest to ISU of those 7.
    Could also be Ok. State. They lose Eaton and Harris, but do have Anderson plus two other solid starters back. Of course they also have a great recruiting class. Hopefully with the new athletes, ISU will be able to match-up better as with MU.
    Regardless, wow, it is going to be tough. ISU could have their best team of the last 9-10 years, and it may not matter. Baylor with their recruiting, and NU with Sadler are no automatic W's. Everyone knows how we struggle at CU. TT has good young players that almost won in Hilton last year- we go there next season. Our non-conference is as tough as it has been in the last decade as well.
    DG, Buck, and Colvin need to be ready, and the team as a whole needs to have a little LE boot-camp to toughen up. My biggest McD concern is his ability to get a team to play with that LE/TF toughness.


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    Re: ESPN Joe Lunardi bracketology

    Darn I saw this link hoping maybe... just maybe he would have us mentioned somewhere but then I remembered.. Oh its Joe. He hates on us more than Andy Katz and thats hard to do. Joe nor Katz will EVER give us or Brackins any love. The only Mens Basketball analyst you will ever see showing Iowa State any love is Doug Gottlieb. Even though it would be hard to even place Iowa State anywhere in this equation he wouldn't.. even if Iowa State was 17-5 and 5-1 in the Big 12.. we still would get NO love from Joe. Dont know what it is but hey.. we have to earn that respect I guess.



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    Re: ESPN Joe Lunardi bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by legi View Post
    A bit early, but he has 7 BIG 12 teams going to the tourny. LINK.

    Kansas
    Texas
    Kansas State
    Missouri
    Oklahoma
    Oklahoma State
    Texas A&M

    If ISU should beat out one of these schools for the final spot, which school would it be and why? One thing is for sure, it will be very hard!
    Now that Elonu made a stupid decision and entered the draft, I see us winning against A & M



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    Re: ESPN Joe Lunardi bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by CB21 View Post
    Darn I saw this link hoping maybe... just maybe he would have us mentioned somewhere but then I remembered.. Oh its Joe. He hates on us more than Andy Katz and thats hard to do. Joe nor Katz will EVER give us or Brackins any love. The only Mens Basketball analyst you will ever see showing Iowa State any love is Doug Gottlieb. Even though it would be hard to even place Iowa State anywhere in this equation he wouldn't.. even if Iowa State was 17-5 and 5-1 in the Big 12.. we still would get NO love from Joe. Dont know what it is but hey.. we have to earn that respect I guess.
    Don't forget Fran Fraschilla. He loves ISU.



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    Re: ESPN Joe Lunardi bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    Don't forget Fran Fraschilla. He loves ISU.
    Yeah Fran gives ISU some serious love even when we don't deserve it! Jay Bilas is the best in the business IMO.



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    Re: ESPN Joe Lunardi bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    A $ M recruits very well, and Turgeon is a very good coach- no surprise they win, and will for the extended future. Reed is becoming a home court advantage as well.
    I think we have a chance to catch MU next year. They lose some key players, but do have solid returners plus new recruits. I feel with more ball-handlers and athletes next year, their system will not be as effective against us. Talent wise, they may be the closest to ISU of those 7.
    Could also be Ok. State. They lose Eaton and Harris, but do have Anderson plus two other solid starters back. Of course they also have a great recruiting class. Hopefully with the new athletes, ISU will be able to match-up better as with MU.
    Regardless, wow, it is going to be tough. ISU could have their best team of the last 9-10 years, and it may not matter. Baylor with their recruiting, and NU with Sadler are no automatic W's. Everyone knows how we struggle at CU. TT has good young players that almost won in Hilton last year- we go there next season. Our non-conference is as tough as it has been in the last decade as well.
    DG, Buck, and Colvin need to be ready, and the team as a whole needs to have a little LE boot-camp to toughen up. My biggest McD concern is his ability to get a team to play with that LE/TF toughness.
    Couldn't agree more.



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    Re: ESPN Joe Lunardi bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by CB21 View Post
    Darn I saw this link hoping maybe... just maybe he would have us mentioned somewhere but then I remembered.. Oh its Joe. He hates on us more than Andy Katz and thats hard to do. Joe nor Katz will EVER give us or Brackins any love. The only Mens Basketball analyst you will ever see showing Iowa State any love is Doug Gottlieb. Even though it would be hard to even place Iowa State anywhere in this equation he wouldn't.. even if Iowa State was 17-5 and 5-1 in the Big 12.. we still would get NO love from Joe. Dont know what it is but hey.. we have to earn that respect I guess.
    Of all the ESPN basketball analyst, I gotta say Doug Gottlieb is the only one without the east cost bias. Needless to say, he is my favorite.



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    Re: ESPN Joe Lunardi bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    Don't forget Fran Fraschilla. He loves ISU.
    Gottlieb is honestly my favorite. It seems like whenever the Big 12 is mentioned he says a little something about ISU. Fraschilla is awesome as well. He really loves Brackins.



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    Re: ESPN Joe Lunardi bracketology

    He's also got Baylor on the first four out list...

    It'll be interesting to hear how our guys progress. It's be great to see ISU emerge as the surprise team of the year.



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    Re: ESPN Joe Lunardi bracketology

    I can't stand Joe Lunardi. Props to him for finding a career where people will actually pay him to do what he does, but honestly, what an absolute waste of time and money. Also, do you guys really give a **** what Joe Lunardi has to say in his worthless Bracketology predictions in June?



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    Re: ESPN Joe Lunardi bracketology

    Also, I realize he is accurate and I know more often that not, he gets most of the Final Four right, but he is no expert of the game. He is good at one thing and one thing only, and that is predicting who makes the field and how far they get.

    I prefer to stick to the guys who actually know what they're talking about (Bilas, Seth Davis, etc.)



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    Re: ESPN Joe Lunardi bracketology

    So for all of you who write that Lunardi hates ISU, where is your proof? I've always seen him as being rather impartial and not biased towards any team or league. If you're upset about him projecting 8 or 9 Big East teams in the field, it's not his fault the conference is loaded.



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    Re: ESPN Joe Lunardi bracketology

    Lunardi doesn't hate ISU lol. Good grief. I can remember Morgan's final season he had us in his bracket halfway through conference season. I don't particular like the guy but he's fair.



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