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    Williams Blog: Big 12 tournament provides hope

    Thoughts on MBB along with the men's and women's Big 12 Tournaments.

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    Re: Williams Blog: Big 12 tournament provides hope

    Exactly, four wins in four days!!!



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    Re: Williams Blog: Big 12 tournament provides hope

    only hope is the other 11 teams go to Oklahoma City for the tourney on accident.



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    Re: Williams Blog: Big 12 tournament provides hope

    Great blog post. Good points to think about.


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    Re: Williams Blog: Big 12 tournament provides hope

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    only hope is the other 11 teams go to Oklahoma City for the tourney on accident.
    I agree that winning the tournament is the longest of long shots. I just want the guys to make it interesting.



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    Re: Williams Blog: Big 12 tournament provides hope

    I like the positivity. I'm not too worried about the seeding issue. We will have to beat great teams all the way down the line. It would make our first game easier but after that is is about who beats who.


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    Re: Williams Blog: Big 12 tournament provides hope

    I made the trip to OKC last year. Funny, we thought we got a "good draw" with Okie State last year too. Then ISU basically mailed in the second half.
    The year before, we got bombed by Texas A&M in KC. No fire from the team either year.
    Don't know where this "hope" comes from. It's been a while since the team has looked excited to play in the Big 12 tournament. They've played more like they wanted the season to end.
    Just sayin'.



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    Re: Williams Blog: Big 12 tournament provides hope

    If we could even make it to the finals, that would end the season on a positive note.

    Anything positive would be better than losing the remaing regular season games and going one and done in the tournament.



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    Re: Williams Blog: Big 12 tournament provides hope

    Hope of?? The end of the season? I hate to be mr. negative, but I don't see it happening this year for any of the remaining games. I had a lot of hope in the beginning of this year but it just seems like nothing is going our way.


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    Re: Williams Blog: Big 12 tournament provides hope

    McD has never won a conference tournament game at ISU and now people are thinking about 4 in a row? He says teams don't want to play ISU or Nebraska? Is he serious? They cannot wait to get that matchup. We are like 9 points from being winless in 2010. Greg, pick up line 1, reality is calling.

    Good writing Chris, and I would love to remain upbeat too. But I can't. Not with this coach in charge. Great person, may be a good coach, but he is not the guy for ISU. Probably never was. I hate to type that because I loved the hire when we made it.

    And lastly, how many times do I have to remind people that hope is not a strategy?


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    Re: Williams Blog: Big 12 tournament provides hope

    Quote Originally Posted by joefrog View Post
    McD has never won a conference tournament game at ISU and now people are thinking about 4 in a row? He says teams don't want to play ISU or Nebraska? Is he serious? They cannot wait to get that matchup.
    by the end of the week we are 12th in the Big 12.

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    Re: Williams Blog: Big 12 tournament provides hope

    Quote Originally Posted by joefrog View Post
    He says teams don't want to play ISU or Nebraska? Is he serious? They cannot wait to get that matchup. We are like 9 points from being winless in 2010. Greg, pick up line 1, reality is calling.
    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. If I had a physical team (like many Big 12 teams are), I'd be begging to play ISU.


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    Re: Williams Blog: Big 12 tournament provides hope

    Chris - this is a nicely written piece to sell some HOPE while the majority (or most frequent posters) are wanting some CHANGE. While its possible and would be fun, the problem is "winning was possible" with this team in any game and I think that is why people (I) am so frustrated. Better include some coupons with any attempts at selling some Hope



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    Re: Williams Blog: Big 12 tournament provides hope

    Quote Originally Posted by justcynn View Post
    Chris - this is a nicely written piece to sell some HOPE while the majority (or most frequent posters) are wanting some CHANGE. While its possible and would be fun, the problem is "winning was possible" with this team in any game and I think that is why people (I) am so frustrated. Better include some coupons with any attempts at selling some Hope
    I'm not trying to "sell" hope. I'm pointing out facts about how the tournament could stack up for Iowa State. You are reading into it.


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    Re: Williams Blog: Big 12 tournament provides hope

    I don't think its completely the fault of Brackins and Gilstrap that they've shot so bad. Our offense and our guards rarely get them in a good position to score. They take a lot of bad shots but a good team is able to get their best players the ball in good scoring position and overcome a bad shooting night.



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