best shot advancing to final 4?

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  1. surly

    surly Well-Known Member

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    from big12: i've got baylor. experienced, tall and talented with an excellent point guard - lacking coach. followed by ku and iowa state.
     
  2. cmjh10

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    Everyone else
     
  3. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    this.
     
  4. dahliaclone

    dahliaclone Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but I really and truly believe KU gets knocked out by New Mexico without Embid. If they make it past the first weekend and he's back, then yes, KU best shot.
     
  5. Rhoadhoused

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    ISU has a way better shot than KU all things considered.

    I also think Embiid is done for the season.
     
  6. stormchaser2014

    stormchaser2014 Well-Known Member

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    I really do believe KU gets revenge on Florida
     
  7. CyFan61

    CyFan61 Well-Known Member

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    KU has the easiest road to the Elite Eight, but they will also face the best team there in Florida.

    Some would probably call ISU's road to the Elite Eight (relatively) easy as well, with a 14 seed, a struggling UNC, and an overseeded Villanova standing in the way. Since Michigan State is apparently the hot pick for national champion now, I guess we would actually have the most difficult matchup there to make the Final Four.
     
  8. Rhoadhoused

    Rhoadhoused Well-Known Member

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    I think New Mexico will be tough for KU without Embid. Then potentially Syracuse? I see KU losing one of those two games.
     
  9. CyFan61

    CyFan61 Well-Known Member

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    Would love to see New Mexico beat Kansas. Hell I'd love to see Eastern Kentucky do it.
     
  10. UNIGuy4Cy

    UNIGuy4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Oh course you would say that, you are a Baylor fan.
     
  11. Rhoadhoused

    Rhoadhoused Well-Known Member

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    I think he's a KSU fan.
     
  12. 3TrueFans

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    You would say that, you're a UNI fan.
     
  13. cyhiphopp

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    Baylor has to show up. They've done a good job recently but I don't trust them. KU should have a good shot, especially if they get Embiid back.

    ISU has to get by some good teams for sure.
     
  14. MilehighClone

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    My feeling is that if Embiid can go at all, they will have to use him against New Mex.
     
  15. heitclone

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    If KU gets past NM, I think they make it to the final four. Wiggins is just starting to get it, I think he woke up a bit in the second half against us.
     
  16. Rabbuk

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    I wonder how hurt Embiid really is or if maybe they're covering up academic issues?
     
  17. kentkel

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    I think KSU has a difficult 1st round match up. However, if I were in their place, I'd be thinking - "Get by UK and, wow, were in luck - playing the weakest #1 - very, very winnable."
     
  18. surly

    surly Well-Known Member

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    a lot of us holding our breath, yes.
    ku, no embiid, they are good not elite.
    isu, lack of depth will catch-up sooner or later.
    baylor, um, i'm far from a fan, but they have lots of important variables working for them.
     
  19. bos

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    In the past month the depth has increased. Not sure this is a factor as much as some think anymore.
     
  20. Dad55Alumni

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    He just changed his major to Finance last semester and is doing well academically. Is practicing and could probably play Friday. Shocked if he doesn't play Sunday.
     

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