Cyclones face somewhat tricky game tonight vs. UMKC

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  1. Cyclonepride

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    I think mental toughness is going to be the hallmark of this team going forward. Not saying they won't stumble along the way, but between Ejim, Niang, Kane and Hogue, I think they would be ****** off if they lost a pick up game.
     
  2. NorthCyd

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    Don't sleep on the Roos!
     
  3. keepngoal

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    15 point win. Close but not too close.
     
  4. Judoka

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    As long as Ellerman gets a double double I'll consider it a good night.
     
  5. Rabbuk

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    I don't think this will be tricky at all
     
  6. MNCyGuy

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    You know, would it be such a terrible thing if this was a scary game around halftime? This doesn't seem like a team that would be capable of finishing the job even if they put a scare into the team early and it would be nice to get that kind of game out of their system early.
     
  7. bawbie

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    According to kenpom, UMKC is an interesting combination of high tempo (19th) and bad offense (331st).

    Creighton beat them 96-70. UNO beat them 101-71.

    We play better defense than either of those teams. I think this game is 95-62.
     
  8. Ciclone

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    [video=youtube;1cYQV62WhkM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cYQV62WhkM[/video]
     
  9. Senolcyc

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    It won't be. UMKC is a bad low major. Nothing tricky about it in any way.
     
  10. ChrisMWilliams

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    I think you guys missed the point, or you didn't even read the article. The "tricky" part is where the game sits on the schedule. I wrote a few times in there that UMKC itself shouldn't pose a challenge at all. The challenge is remaining focused after two big wins in front of what will likely be a comatose crowd.
     
  11. keepngoal

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    Yeah... I read it and got the point. I think it is closer than a blow out.. but we win comfortably, even with the focus factor.

    -keep
     
  12. MNCyGuy

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    I'm definitely glad we aren't playing UNI or someone else who would be able to take advantage of us sleepwalking through the first half, if that happens.
     
  13. drednot57

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    I think this game is over early in the 2nd half, if not by halftime. Kane and Ejim won't allow any letdowns with this team. This team will follow Elvis' logo -- TCB-lightning bolt (Taking Care of Business in a Flash).

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  14. Ciclone

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    This is a great time for our young guys to get some good experience so we can help avoid scary situations like the end of the BYU game.
     
  15. Wesley

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    The Kane-Ejim sandwich machine never rests. They are not like our football offense. What does vegas say?
     
  16. bawbie

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    I don't think this game will end up being tricky for two reasons:

    1) Ejim and Kane provide GREAT leadership for this team and will have the team ready
    2) The Roos play at a fast pace, which will get the guys in the rhythm of the game early. If we were playing a UNI-style take air out of the ball team, I'd be more worried.
     
  17. Wesley

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    Looking like a barn burner tonight 100-71.
     
  18. mdclone

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    Or this happens.

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  19. mitten1975

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    So they are the kanga"roos". I was trying to figure this out because it is a name of the musician that I have pictured. I do feel a bit sorry for what might happen to the Roos. I think our subs will get some time tonight which is good.
     

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