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    A look back

    to 1999-2000. Our basketball team was already being written off, picked to finish dead last in the Big 12. Fizer, Tinsley & Co. then stunned the nation as we rose to the upper ranks of the NCAA, ranked as high as 6. After winning the Big 12 regular season and tourney titles, we made it to the Elite 8 before losing to MSU in their backyard.

    With that memorable season in mind, I think the 2009-10 squad will turn heads as well. I'm not predicting 2000 level success, but with Brackins returning, Gilstrap & Colvin coming in, Hamilton and Garrett with experience under their belt, I think we're looking at a potentially special season for GMac and the Cyclones. Go State!



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    Re: A look back

    Is that true that they were picked dead last in the league? If so, that was about as big of a whiff as you can have right there.



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    Re: A look back

    So ******* mad that day we lost to MSU. So close to the Final Four......



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    Re: A look back

    [QUOTE=Cyched;1319657]to 1999-2000. Our basketball team was already being written off, picked to finish dead last in the Big 12. Fizer, Tinsley & Co. then stunned the nation as we rose to the upper ranks of the NCAA, ranked as high as 6. After winning the Big 12 regular season and tourney titles, we made it to the Elite 8 before losing to MSU in their backyard.

    I don't usually correct people on this board, but I felt compelled to on this ocassion because there have been so many analogies to the 99-00 team. That team was not picked to finish dead last. They were picked to finish 6th in the preseason!! A full two spots ahead of where our current Cyclones are selected.

    http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArtic...CLID=204812805#

    I see this 'stat' brandied about so much I felt the record had to be set straight. Coming into 99-00, the other Big 12 coaches knew we would be a better team. We had a returning McDonald's All-American in Fizer and a nationally regarded JUCO in Tinsley. We were not picked last (to hang-out with Baylor and lowly A&M).



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    I see this 'stat' brandied about so much I felt the record had to be set straight. Coming into 99-00, the other Big 12 coaches knew we would be a better team. We had a returning McDonald's All-American in Fizer and a nationally regarded JUCO in Tinsley. We were not picked last (to hang-out with Baylor and lowly A&M).[/QUOTE]

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    Re: A look back

    [QUOTE=Chitowncy;1319691]
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyched View Post
    to 1999-2000. Our basketball team was already being written off, picked to finish dead last in the Big 12. Fizer, Tinsley & Co. then stunned the nation as we rose to the upper ranks of the NCAA, ranked as high as 6. After winning the Big 12 regular season and tourney titles, we made it to the Elite 8 before losing to MSU in their backyard.

    I don't usually correct people on this board, but I felt compelled to on this ocassion because there have been so many analogies to the 99-00 team. That team was not picked to finish dead last. They were picked to finish 6th in the preseason!! A full two spots ahead of where our current Cyclones are selected.

    http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArtic...CLID=204812805#

    I see this 'stat' brandied about so much I felt the record had to be set straight. Coming into 99-00, the other Big 12 coaches knew we would be a better team. We had a returning McDonald's All-American in Fizer and a nationally regarded JUCO in Tinsley. We were not picked last (to hang-out with Baylor and lowly A&M).
    That 6th place was by one prediction. I remember at the time they were also picked to finish 11th by another one, that was the prediction they always talked about that year, second to last.



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    Re: A look back

    The final poll had ISU ranked 3rd. MSU was 1st with Florida at number 2.



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    Re: A look back

    [QUOTE=CloneIce;1319711]
    Quote Originally Posted by Chitowncy View Post

    That 6th place was by one prediction. I remember at the time they were also picked to finish 11th by another one, that was the prediction they always talked about that year, second to last.
    I think that's true as well, although I really can't find which poll ranked them that low in the Big 12. Although it's possible that people have been claiming ISU was picked 12th or 11th for so long that I've started to buy into it. It's similar to politics or history; if an untruth is cited so often as the truth, it eventually becomes the truth in the minds of men. Alas, only the victor's write the history books.

    However, I've always found the Big XII coach's poll to be the most reliable/accurate and they picked the Cyclones to finish 6th that year.



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    Re: A look back

    guys....cyclones.com, its a cool site. it has archives. you can look *&^ up there.

    99-00: preseason 6th in coaches poll, 7th by the media.

    Fizer Selected to Preseason All-Big 12 First Team - Iowa State University Athletics Official Web Site - www.CYCLONES.com - The home of Iowa State Cyclone Sports



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    Re: A look back

    Just think if that team had the luxury of playing the Big 12 championship game on Saturday night instead of Sunday afternoon. Might that have given them enough to land a #1 seed? We'll never know but glad the Big 12 finally moved that game up so the selection comittee can factor in the result sooner in the process.


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    Re: A look back

    I believe it was the 1995-6 team that was picked dead last in the Big 8 and ended up winning the conference tournament. Perhaps there is some transference there.



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    Re: A look back

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyched View Post
    I see this 'stat' brandied about so much I felt the record had to be set straight. Coming into 99-00, the other Big 12 coaches knew we would be a better team. We had a returning McDonald's All-American in Fizer and a nationally regarded JUCO in Tinsley. We were not picked last (to hang-out with Baylor and lowly A&M).
    Thanks man. I'm through with unreliable sources[/QUOTE]

    We have a returning stud big man and a nationally regarded juco this year as well. There are similarities. We weren't picked last but as low as 7th from what I found.



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    [QUOTE=Chitowncy;1319691]
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyched View Post
    to 1999-2000. Our basketball team was already being written off, picked to finish dead last in the Big 12. Fizer, Tinsley & Co. then stunned the nation as we rose to the upper ranks of the NCAA, ranked as high as 6. After winning the Big 12 regular season and tourney titles, we made it to the Elite 8 before losing to MSU in their backyard.

    I don't usually correct people on this board, but I felt compelled to on this ocassion because there have been so many analogies to the 99-00 team. That team was not picked to finish dead last. They were picked to finish 6th in the preseason!! A full two spots ahead of where our current Cyclones are selected.

    http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArtic...CLID=204812805#

    I see this 'stat' brandied about so much I felt the record had to be set straight. Coming into 99-00, the other Big 12 coaches knew we would be a better team. We had a returning McDonald's All-American in Fizer and a nationally regarded JUCO in Tinsley. We were not picked last (to hang-out with Baylor and lowly A&M).
    A returning all-American and a highly regarded Juco?



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    Re: A look back

    All I know is that if this years team could somehow win the Big12 outright and win the conference tournament than the best we can hope for is a 2 seed in the big dance.



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