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    Bracketology

    Has ISU a 4 seed facing Georgia in the 2nd round. Also has 9 Big 12 teams making the NCAA.

    Bracketology - ESPN



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    Re: Bracketology

    Please let us get the hell out of UConn's region. Or at least get moved to a 3 seed.



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    Re: Bracketology

    With UConn in the Sweet 16...I say bring 'em on. I like the challenge.



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    Re: Bracketology

    Wow, just look at the strength of the Big 12 in bracketology this week:

    #1 Nebraska
    #3 Texas
    #3 Oklahoma
    #4 ISU
    #4 Ok St.
    #4 Texas A&M
    #6 Baylor
    #10 KU
    #10 Texas Tech

    3/4 of the conference. Wow.


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    Re: Bracketology

    ISU has the best 3 point percentage in the nation at 41%.

    Ranks #8 in the nation in most 3's per game (8.4)

    Ranks #19 in the nation in best win-loss percentage (82.6)

    Ranks #15 in turnovers per game (14.5)

    Ranks #16 in scoring margin (15.9)

    Ranks #8 in scoring defense (53.0) (only higher ranked team ahead of them is UConn)

    Ranks #8 in the nation in rebounding margin (9.8)

    Ranks #25 in personal fouls per game (14.5)

    Ranks #21 in Field-Goal Percentage (44.9)

    Ranks #24 in Field-Goal Percentage defense (35.7)

    Ranks #17 in assist to turnover ratio (1.03)



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    Re: Bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Please let us get the hell out of UConn's region. Or at least get moved to a 3 seed.
    I just have a feeling that the committee will not do us any favors. They can't leave us out and they can't move us away from home. They can't pair us with another conference team in the early rounds (Notwithstanding that Realtime bracket has us on the road and NU playing in Ames.) If they resent our soft nonconference, think we're somewhat undeserving or think we're just lucky - they'll give us the most uncomfortable matchups; maybe a 4/5 matchup with Andy Landers' team, with which we have a poor tournament history; or, a sweetsixteen path through UConn or Stanford; and the Kansas City Regional will be out of the question. I'm just tickled to be at this point with this young team - coaches and players will make lemonade with whatever we get.


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    Re: Bracketology

    I don't see why nationall we're considered ranked lower and lower bracket seeds than Texas and Oklahoma. We beat them both.


    I think we have a chance to beat any team but UConn (and maybe Stanford as last year was a buzzsaw). That being said, ANY region but UConn please!


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    Re: Bracketology

    I wonder if BF regrets how he scheduled the non-conference now. It sure appears like this team would have been able to handle a tougher schedule that would have put them in a better seeding position. Maybe the freshmen would have gotten beat down and lost confidence though.



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    Re: Bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by BenEClone View Post
    they'll give us the most uncomfortable matchups; maybe a 4/5 matchup with Andy Landers' team, with which we have a poor tournament history; or, a sweetsixteen path through UConn or Stanford
    Hmmm. Bill, Geno and Andy in the same region. Sounds familiar.

    Conspiracy theorists might say that the committee is trying to limit the number of male head coaches that make the Final Four.



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    Re: Bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    I wonder if BF regrets how he scheduled the non-conference now. It sure appears like this team would have been able to handle a tougher schedule that would have put them in a better seeding position. Maybe the freshmen would have gotten beat down and lost confidence though.
    ya I think bill did the right thing with his nonconference.. the loss to drake and the almost loss to a team I can't think of proves that.. I really think he did it right because of all the freshmen


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    Re: Bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    I wonder if BF regrets how he scheduled the non-conference now. It sure appears like this team would have been able to handle a tougher schedule that would have put them in a better seeding position. Maybe the freshmen would have gotten beat down and lost confidence though.
    This is a completely different team than what we saw in the nonconference. With all of the young players it took a while for them to get going so I don't think that a tough nonconference schedule would have helped at all.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoore_23 View Post
    ya I think bill did the right thing with his nonconference.. the loss to drake and the almost loss to a team I can't think of proves that.. I really think he did it right because of all the freshmen
    I agree with you. Some folks earlier were bagging on the soft schedule but with five newcomers who needed to contribute plus injuries to Zimmerman and Prins it turned out to be the right thing to do.



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    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    Hmmm. Bill, Geno and Andy in the same region. Conspiracy theorists might say that the committee is trying to limit the number of male head coaches that make the Final Four.
    That is not outside the realm of possibility. There has clearly been an affirmative action effort in women's NCAA athletics for quite some time now. I actually believe this is a small part of what BF means when he comments on how lucky he is to have his job.



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    Quote Originally Posted by sodakjoe View Post
    Wow, just look at the strength of the Big 12 in bracketology this week:

    #1 Nebraska
    #3 Texas
    #3 Oklahoma
    #4 ISU
    #4 Ok St.
    #4 Texas A&M
    #6 Baylor
    #10 KU
    #10 Texas Tech

    3/4 of the conference. Wow.
    It's called Charlie Creme is high. NO WAY Ku or Tech make the tourney.


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    Re: Bracketology

    Quote Originally Posted by gizzsdad View Post
    That is not outside the realm of possibility. There has clearly been an affirmative action effort in women's NCAA athletics for quite some time now. I actually believe this is a small part of what BF means when he comments on how lucky he is to have his job.
    If Geno was a female, he would be considered a God as opposed to the "enemy" as he is now. The men are respected, but resented to a certain extent.



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