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    ISU's MBB Schedule is Really Tough

    I guess I never looked at our schedule really really close until today.

    It's going to be tough. First, you have the three in-state rivals. I'd like to think that the Clones will win all of those...but who knows right?

    Bradley - Returns a ton of players from last year
    Houston - Like Bradley (at least they are both at home)
    Chicago Tourney - St. Louis and Notre Dame/Northwestern
    at CAL - some publications are picking the Bears to win the PAC-10
    Duke - the obvious

    Mac referred to the Big 12 like this today..."It's as good as it's been since I got here."

    Iowa STate's first two Big 12 home games are against Texas and Kansas with road trips to Nebraska and Texas Tech in between.

    I'm not fearing this schedule...I just really realize how tough it is actually going to be today.

    Coach Mac said that he's excited for it. These boys are thinking NCAA tournament this year and the non-league games will really have this team prepared for the big boys in January and February.



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    Re: ISU's MBB Schedule is Really Tough

    I honestly think it is too tough. We really need a few more cupcakes in there... too late now. Our noise needs to be made in the Big 12, not in preseason.



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    Re: ISU's MBB Schedule is Really Tough

    Bradley is not that good.



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    Re: ISU's MBB Schedule is Really Tough

    I'm excited about this non conference schedule. Our RPI and SOS should be fairly high assuming we don't lose the majority of them. Plenty of opportunities to get those big wins and impress the selection committee.



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    Re: ISU's MBB Schedule is Really Tough

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    I'm excited about this non conference schedule. Our RPI and SOS should be fairly high assuming we don't lose the majority of them. Plenty of opportunities to get those big wins and impress the selection committee.
    Very true. I'm not complaining about it...my eyes were just opened today. I love the fact that the Bradley's and Houston's of the world are coming to Ames. Same with UNI.



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    Re: ISU's MBB Schedule is Really Tough

    It is a tough schedule but I bet we're only underdogs against Cal and Duke in the non-conference. Not saying that we won't drop one or two we're not supposed to. If we stay healthy all year, I like our chances.



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    Re: ISU's MBB Schedule is Really Tough

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUonthemove View Post
    It is a tough schedule but I bet we're only underdogs against Cal and Duke in the non-conference. Not saying that we won't drop one or two we're not supposed to. If we stay healthy all year, I like our chances.
    I think going 9-7 in B12 and a Chicago sweep (or 2/3) will equal NCAA Tournament... as long as we win the 'should-be wins' like Bradley and Houston.



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    Re: ISU's MBB Schedule is Really Tough

    Kind of off topic here but do you guys remember the Fresno loss during Wayne's final season? One of the worst I've ever seen.



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    Re: ISU's MBB Schedule is Really Tough

    I think the schedule is great.

    UNI/Iowa/Bradley/Houston all at home.

    St. Louis/ND-NU/Duke neutral courts.

    The only super tough road game is Cal, which is all upside. We get blown out, it helps us prepare for future games. We lose a close game, national respect. We win - huge statement game that gets us into the tourney if we're 8-8 or better in conf.

    The scary part of the schedule is the Big12. 3 of the first 5 on the road, 3 of the second five on the road. We'll know if we're in tourney range by Feb. 1.

    It will be very easy to start out the Big12 0-5 or 1-4. We HAVE to find a way to sneak in 2-3 wins in the first five.



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    Re: ISU's MBB Schedule is Really Tough

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Kind of off topic here but do you guys remember the Fresno loss during Wayne's final season? One of the worst I've ever seen.

    I am having a hard time remembering anything before South Dakota State........regardless of who was coaching at the time. With that said, and right off the top of my head, if by "worse" you mean being mad as h.e. double hockey sticks....then Michigan State in the Elite Eight takes the cake. If by "worse" you mean being disappointed, then Hampton still reigns supreme.



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    Re: ISU's MBB Schedule is Really Tough

    Quote Originally Posted by CYEATHAWK View Post
    I am having a hard time remembering anything before South Dakota State........regardless of who was coaching at the time. With that said, and right off the top of my head, if by "worse" you mean being mad as h.e. double hockey sticks....then Michigan State in the Elite Eight takes the cake. If by "worse" you mean being disappointed, then Hampton still reigns supreme.
    All very true. My mind was set in the post-glory years. Solid points though.



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    I do agree. I like the design on the sides better then the Syracuse style sides of last year!!!


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