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    Which scenario would you take?

    It looks a 4 (or maybe 5) seed is the most realistic situation. Having the first 2 rounds at Hilton should give an inside track to the Sweet 16.

    Bracketology continues to have ISU in the UConn bracket. Assume we get a 4 and make the S-16, suppose you had two options. Which would you choose?

    1. ISU is in UConn's bracket, with a 5-percent chance of pulling off a stunner and breaking a 70-plus game win streak (assuming UConn wins BE tourney) — but if it's a loss, UConn dominates most of the way.

    2. ISU is in a different bracket, and there's a 50 percent chance the Sisters make the Final Four — where they meet UConn in the semi, and lose by 25.

    I could find reasons to go either way — I'd be curious your reasoning for your vote.


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    Re: Which scenario would you take?

    If we get to UCONN and lose I can live with that either way. That team is unbeatable. I do not say that about teams but they are.


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    Re: Which scenario would you take?

    The farther we go in the tourney, the better. I don't really care who we beat, I just want to go far.


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    Re: Which scenario would you take?

    I would take the Final Four berth and play them in the semis anyday of the week.


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    Re: Which scenario would you take?

    If we can't get to a 3 seed (which I doubt unless we win the Big 12 tourney - and even then I think we get the shaft by the committee) I think we would be better off as a 6 seed than a 4 or 5 seed.....easier to reach the regional final in my opinion.



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    Re: Which scenario would you take?

    Final Four.....more exposure for our program!! Besides the fact that we are not going to beat UCONN either way, hell I think those girls could beat half the men's teams!!



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    Re: Which scenario would you take?

    no way we get lower than a 4, if you ask me. We are #2 in by far the toughest league in the country.



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    Re: Which scenario would you take?

    You take the Final Four, period.


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    Re: Which scenario would you take?

    If we are not a three seed that is a joke. Seriously.


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    Re: Which scenario would you take?

    Good responses so far — lots of ways to view it.

    If I had a gun to my head, I'd probably choose (2) — BF deserves a Final Four soon, and getting there in a so-called "rebuilding year" would be phenomenal. And it wouldn't be tainted by a big loss to UConn at that point.

    The upside to (1) is, in the context of WBB, beating UConn would have huge national exposure.

    My percentages with those 2 options probably make a difference, too. If I made the Final Four scenario less likely (maybe 25% or so) I might reconsider.



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    Re: Which scenario would you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by egunzy View Post
    If we can't get to a 3 seed (which I doubt unless we win the Big 12 tourney - and even then I think we get the shaft by the committee) I think we would be better off as a 6 seed than a 4 or 5 seed.....easier to reach the regional final in my opinion.
    Most likely, to win the Big 12 Tourney, ISU would have to beat 3 top 15 RPI teams, two of which are now considered legit 3 seeds, and an unbeaten 1 seed - a 3 seed for ISU would happen.

    I have said all along that we want a 3 or a 6 seed, however, BF feels ISU is a 5 on the bubble of a 4, Lindsey Medders feels a 4, and most sports analysts have had ISU as a 4 seed for weeks now. ISU is solid 4 right now in my opinion. But to me a 4 and 5 aren't much different.



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    Re: Which scenario would you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    no way we get lower than a 4, if you ask me. We are #2 in by far the toughest league in the country.
    I agree but unfortunately our national perception is different due to our non-conf schedule and the Okla St loss. I realize that Aus was out but the rest of the country doesn't care. They should but they don't.....



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    Re: Which scenario would you take?

    As of March 1st bracketology, A&M and Oklahoma are both #3 seeds. I think this tournament will go along way to see who will actually get those two 3 seeds. If ISU gets to the Big12 finals then I would have to believe that they would get that spot.



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    Re: Which scenario would you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by egunzy View Post
    I agree but unfortunately our national perception is different due to our non-conf schedule and the Okla St loss. I realize that Aus was out but the rest of the country doesn't care. They should but they don't.....
    that national perception has us ranked at #13. the committee will know Aus was out for that game. the big 12 tourney will have more impact and bearing than the OSU loss, especially if we beat OSU on a nuetral court with Aus back.

    ISU is well respected nationally. a lot of the WBB media is centered around the Big 12 market, and as someone who follows WBB, it is amazing how much you will here about ISU here and there. The only snafu in the media is the ESPN staff, which baffles me because Voepel has written articles pretty much about every Big 12 team but ISU, her blog on 6 on 6 and Kelsey Bolte excluded), maybe she's saving it up. However, several TV WBB media have been talking up ISU and BF this year. A few have said that BF deserves to be in the Coach of the Year discussion with Yori. Aus began the season with little media notice, but got selected for the Nancy Lieberman award and is talked about by a lot of the media as one of the best point guards in the country. They have been noticed. The Baylor game was a highly watched game because of Griner, notice, that is when we jumped in the polls. We are on the radar, and next weekend when the Big East, Big Ten, and SEC tourneys are done, everyone will be watching the Big 12 tourney. It will be on ISU WBB to prove themselves on that stage.


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    Re: Which scenario would you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    As of March 1st bracketology, A&M and Oklahoma are both #3 seeds. I think this tournament will go along way to see who will actually get those two 3 seeds. If ISU gets to the Big12 finals then I would have to believe that they would get that spot.
    C. Peck also thinks a Big 12 team could grab a #2 seed depending on the Big 12 tourney. She indicated during the TN/KY game that seeding 2-5 will depend on the Big 12 tourney.



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