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    Non-conference for basketball next year

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    Iowa, UNI, @Drake, @Cal, Duke in Chicago, Chicago Tournament. Any other known opponents at this time that I am missing?



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    Re: Non-conference for basketball next year

    Iowa, UNI, @Drake, @Cal, vs. Duke, vs. Saint Louis, then either Northwestern or Notre Dame, Bradley, and Houston.

    We have an opportunity to face Kyle Singler and Luke Harangody before we even hit conference play.



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    Re: Non-conference for basketball next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone_12 View Post
    Iowa, UNI, @Drake, @Cal, vs. Duke, vs. Saint Louis, then either Northwestern or Notre Dame, Bradley, and Houston.

    We have an opportunity to face Kyle Singler and Luke Harangody before we even hit conference play.
    Don't forget the immortal Cully Payne.



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    Re: Non-conference for basketball next year

    It's a good non-con schedule though. Definitely looking forward to it.



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    Re: Non-conference for basketball next year

    Kyle Singler vs. Gilstrap and Luke Harangody vs. Brackins. Awesome!



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    Re: Non-conference for basketball next year

    Quote Originally Posted by CylentButDeadly View Post
    It's a good non-con schedule though. Definitely looking forward to it.
    Agreed, brother. Last year I made the in-laws pay for ESPNU to watch the Oregon State game while I was in Nebby. I told them it was the best NC game we had. Pathetic.


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    Re: Non-conference for basketball next year

    Quote Originally Posted by CylentButDeadly View Post
    It's a good non-con schedule though. Definitely looking forward to it.
    Yes it is...arguably the most challenging non-conference schedule since Orr was here.



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    Re: Non-conference for basketball next year

    With this non-conference schedule, the games w/ Houston, Bradley, Saint Louis, and Iowa are must-wins.



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    Re: Non-conference for basketball next year

    Quote Originally Posted by DrewCo View Post
    With this non-conference schedule, the games w/ Houston, Bradley, Saint Louis, and Iowa are must-wins.
    Does Houston return everyone? I know they finished strong last year in the C-USA.



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    Re: Non-conference for basketball next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycloin View Post
    Agreed, brother. Last year I made the in-laws pay for ESPNU to watch the Oregon State game while I was in Nebby. I told them it was the best NC game we had. Pathetic.
    How so? I am for what is in the best interest of ISU basketball.



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    Re: Non-conference for basketball next year

    Quote Originally Posted by CylentButDeadly View Post
    Does Houston return everyone? I know they finished strong last year in the C-USA.
    They return their top two scorers in Aubrey Coleman (who you may remember from stomping on Chase Budinger's face), and Kelvin Lewis.
    They went 10-6 in Conference USA last year and should be a good challenge...UNI also returns everyone but Travis Brown from their NCAA tourney team, and Bradley returns nearly everyone. Bradley is far and away the most athletic team in the Missouri Valley.



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    Re: Non-conference for basketball next year

    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    How so? I am for what is in the best interest of ISU basketball.
    I don't disagree with you, swarthmore. I do not want to play the NC sched we had Victor Alexander's last year. But it would (will) be nice to have some games in the NC that we (maybe just me) can get really excited for, other than the in-states. Also we have a much better chance of being on TV.


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    Re: Non-conference for basketball next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone_12 View Post
    They return their top two scorers in Aubrey Coleman (who you may remember from stomping on Chase Budinger's face), and Kelvin Lewis.
    They went 10-6 in Conference USA last year and should be a good challenge...UNI also returns everyone but Travis Brown from their NCAA tourney team, and Bradley returns nearly everyone. Bradley is far and away the most athletic team in the Missouri Valley.
    Yeah, we could just as easily win those games as lose them. Im not saying we will lose them, but they will ALL still be a challenge. I dont care how much our team is better from last year.



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    Re: Non-conference for basketball next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycloin View Post
    I don't disagree with you, swarthmore. I do not want to play the NC sched we had Victor Alexander's last year. But it would (will) be nice to have some games in the NC that we (maybe just me) can get really excited for, other than the in-states. Also we have a much better chance of being on TV.
    I would trade all that for a better chance at The NCAA.



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    Re: Non-conference for basketball next year

    Quote Originally Posted by DrewCo View Post
    Yeah, we could just as easily win those games as lose them. Im not saying we will lose them, but they will ALL still be a challenge. I dont care how much our team is better from last year.
    Yep, and the Big 12 will be even tougher. ISU could have their best team of the last 9 years, and not even make the NIT.



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