Could this team be better than last years?

Discussion in 'Mens Basketball' started by Clones21, Nov 20, 2013.

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Are they better than last years team?

  1. Yes

    84.8%
  2. No

    8.2%
  3. Same as last year

    7.0%
  1. Clones21

    Clones21 Well-Known Member

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    Really impressive for a young team this early in the year.
     
  2. acgclone

    acgclone Well-Known Member

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    So far, this team is way more mentally tough than the past two years. They rebound with tenacity, play good D in spurts, can score in the paint at will, have closed out two BIG games early on on the year.

    The only thing that they lag obviously is 3 pt shooting.
     
  3. mb7299

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    I think the team is a lot better than the last two years as well, I could see this team getting to around 24 wins in the regular season. We play well on both sides of the ball (well defense is in streaks yet) but that still beats rarely playing it in the last couple of years. Were still getting killed on the glass by teams that have height, hopefully something gets figured out like last year in that department. Great athletic, high basketball IQ team this season.
     
  4. IceCyIce

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    With Naing being a year older and more mature, he is a game changer. We replaced Sr's with two freshman and Naz playing big minutes...so no we will not.
     
  5. bawbie

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    Yes

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  6. State43

    State43 Well-Known Member

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    Morris needs a lot of room to grow. Thank god Kane is a beast. Niang at best is the same as last year. Ejim the same or slightly better. Thomas looked like be was really stepping it up. Hogue is a scrappy beast. Naz is obviously improved though a bit cold tonight. He needs to work on his penetration skills.
    Should be a fun year
     
  7. Clones21

    Clones21 Well-Known Member

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    Poll up so the lurkers can vote.
     
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  8. OPButtrey

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    Kane > Clyburn
     
  9. Clones21

    Clones21 Well-Known Member

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    And it's not that close either. Kane just so much better with the ball. Only thing Clyburn has on Kane is he probably was a better shooter.
     
  10. mjhavlo76

    mjhavlo76 Active Member

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    Yes. Absolutely! No question they are better than last season.
     
  11. Goothrey

    Goothrey Well-Known Member

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    No reason to believe they couldn't be better.
     
  12. Stormwarning

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    No doubt. At this point I will be disappointed with anything less than the elite eight
     
  13. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

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    I want to believe.

    But like a true cyclone fan, ive got my cup firmly in place as the season goes on.

    This team is unquestionably better than the november team of 2012 and 2011. If this team improves between now and january 1 at the same rate those teams did.... look out.
     
  14. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    National Championship here we come!!!!
     
  15. ISUCY23

    ISUCY23 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. As it has been said before, this team has mental toughness, which goes deep in March. It's going to be a fun year.
     
  16. CyArob

    CyArob Well-Known Member

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    Too early to tell, not enough data.
     
  17. MLawrence

    MLawrence Well-Known Member

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    Two Fred Hoibergs in the same building? I don't even want imagine what that would do to the space-time continuum.
     
  18. Rural

    Rural Well-Known Member

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    Mel is way better. The only thing is he's bringing along his ability to pick up silly fouls.
     
  19. ISUser

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    National Championship or bust!

    I'm drowning in the Kool-Aid!!!


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  20. xboxfever

    xboxfever Well-Known Member

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    I think this team is less talented, but are no doubt mentally tougher and seem to have better chemistry. I say overall the record might be better, but it's too early to tell where this team really ends up. This team could definitely be better.
     

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