Did the non-conference record match your expectations?

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  1. ISUChippewa

    ISUChippewa Well-Known Member

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    In the beginning, I expected us to finish somewhere between 11-4 and 13-2 for the non-conference season. Anything less than 11-4 would have been a disappointment.

    We lost two games I expected us to win (Drake and SDSU) but won two games I expected us to lose (UNI and Houston). The games against Hawaii and Iowa could have gone either way, so I wasn't expecting automatic victories. As it is, two of our losses have come by a combined three points (Hawaii and Drake) and the only game we were really blown out in was at Iowa in the 2nd half.

    Just off the top of my head, I can see us going 7-9 in conference, good for 18 regular season victories and a likely NIT or CBI berth.
     
  2. We're not winning 7 conference games.
     
  3. flander1649

    flander1649 Well-Known Member

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    I expected us to go 12-3 stupid SDSU!
     
  4. cloneu

    cloneu Well-Known Member

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    Looked back at the prediction thread and a lot of people said 11-4.
     
  5. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    I expected at least 12-3. So, it failed my expectations for the third year. However, I expect three conference wins based on Sagarin ratings now. Fifteen wins is my expectation. Similar to last year.
     
  6. bawbie

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    There is no CBI anymore (I'm pretty sure).

    18 wins with our non-conference schedule would put us on the NIT bubble at best.
     
  7. acrozier22

    acrozier22 Well-Known Member

    I thought we would be 13-2. Didn't expect losses @ Iowa, Hawaii, or SDSU. I thought Drake would get us and I thought Houston would get us.
     
  8. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    My thought was 12-4, but I thought we would lose to Houston and UNI rather than SDSU and Drake...
     
  9. acrozier22

    acrozier22 Well-Known Member

    I think 5 wins gets us in the NIT.
     
  10. cyclonepower

    cyclonepower Well-Known Member

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    Same for me. I am going to guess 4 conference wins.
     
  11. jahfg

    jahfg Well-Known Member

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    No way. NIT has a very competitive field. 16-15 has us sitting at home. I think we have to go 8-8 to get consideration for the NIT. Don't see it happening.
     
  12. ISUonthemove

    ISUonthemove Well-Known Member

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    I predicted 12-3, thinking we should really be 13-2 or 14-1, but new we would slip up a couple times along the way. Anything below 12 meant no post-season NIT. And that's where we sit.
     
  13. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

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    I predicted 11-4. I knew we would lose to Drake and Iowa, figured on Houston and another random loss... Certainly didn't expect to lose to SDSU though.
     
  14. Clones21

    Clones21 Well-Known Member

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    We really should be 14-1..Iowa is the only one who really kicked our butt...We could of one every other game we just made stupid mistakes
     
  15. Clone_12

    Clone_12 Well-Known Member

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    We certainly could've...we also could've lost to Cal-Davis, UNI, and Houston though and be 8-7...I'd say we have the record we deserve at this point for how we've played.
     
  16. CyGuy33

    CyGuy33 Well-Known Member

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    Record wise, we are right where I thought we would be. Unless we go .500 in the conference we aren't going to the post season.
     
  17. cygrads

    cygrads Well-Known Member

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    Our record is what I thought it would be considering the very easy schedule but it is the way we got to the record that has me worried about the conference record - I would be surprised to win 4 conference games.
     
  18. ISUFan22

    ISUFan22 Well-Known Member

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    If we win any more than 6 conference games - that would be one helluva transformation from what we've seen so far. I think it'll be rather tough for us to get more than 5...
     
  19. Clones21

    Clones21 Well-Known Member

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    4?!?!?!? If we dont win more than that then Mcd is going to be on the hot seat
     
  20. CyGuy33

    CyGuy33 Well-Known Member

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    I don't see us winning any more then 4. I think 3 maybe the top we get.
     

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