Feelings about rest of season?

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  1. mschwartzkopf

    mschwartzkopf Member

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    Now, with these 2 early wins in the big 12 slate. I was just wondering how everyone was feeling for the rest of the big 12 schedule, tourney. Maybe postseason tourney?
    Other than that, 2 early impressive wins thus far.
     
  2. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

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    Cautiously optimistic. I want to see continued improvement that's all. No expectations other than that.
     
  3. CYVADER

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    well i thought we'd win 2 conference games a week ago. i'm right if we lose out.:wideeyed:
     
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  4. DumbFan

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    I won't predict a tourney appearance until we beat a quality opponent. If we win Wednesday, I think the post season is possible. If we beat Kansas then NCAA's here we come!
     
  5. cymate

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    I think they can go .500 in league. .500 should get u into the dance.
     
  6. EddieISU

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    More talks from Willoughby....
     
  7. kkise

    kkise Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty much how I feel. There are no easy games left, so the team can't get too cocky.
     
  8. MaccloNe

    MaccloNe Well-Known Member

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    Ask this question in early February. Two wins is nice, but these weren't tourney teams by any stretch.
     
  9. mschwartzkopf

    mschwartzkopf Member

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    I thought the same
     
  10. azepp

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    I'm happy with how we've played in the conference games so far. But we haven't run into any of the quality teams yet. We did our part to make A&M look bad, but they couldn't beat Ames High with the way they played today. Texas was without their best player for most of the second half (and was in the middle of a big run when he went out) and had mostly freshmen playing after that.

    I'm hoping for good things and I think we have reason for optimism. But we'll know a lot more after the next two games.
     
  11. heitclone

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    I'm not convinced this team will make a post season appearance just yet but its really nice to see us winning the "winnable" games. UT and A&M are nothing special but these are the types of games you just have to win, you have to think this team feels like they can play with anyone in the conference.
     
  12. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

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    We do get TAMU at home & TTU twice yet.
     
  13. cyclones500

    cyclones500 Well-Known Member

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    I feel a lot more confident than I did a week ago.

    It isn't just the 2-0 start — which is nice in itself; I had moderate expectations in preseason that looked too optimistic after non-conference, and still predicted opening at 0-2.

    I've watched two games vs. teams that weren't either mid-majors or sub-NIT: Michigan and A&M. This was night-and-day compared to the U-M game (although I'm pretty sure Michigan is much better than ATM).

    Let's pretend UT and A&M underperform this season, and end up in the lower division. I haven't seen Iowa State close out a winnable home game and follow it with a beat-down on the road during Big 12 play in the same week for a long time.

    In the short-term, that's refreshing. I won't extrapolate beyond that (although it's human nature to do so).
     
  14. cyguytillidie

    cyguytillidie Well-Known Member

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    .500 would put us at 19-12 going into the Big 12 tourney. I don't think that gets us in. We need 21+.

    I feel like they are going to be really competitive in the big games: Texas, KU, Baylor, Mizzou. But they will play really poorly in the less important games: OU, TTU.
     
  15. Goothrey

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    There are a lot of winnable games. The last two games have shown a lot of promise. We'll see though.
     
  16. Judoka

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    I think we have a shot at having a pretty good year. But if the guys get cocky and go back to playing like they were a few weeks ago we could be in for a few beatdowns over the next week or two.
     
  17. CyCrazy

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    We are solid not great yet. We are a team where if we make shots we are great, if we dont then we will struggle. Expect this trend to continue all year. Royce is a beast and an obvious team leader, he will win us a couple games on his own.
     
  18. heitclone

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    I think you're right about needing to get 21 wins, our non con slate isn't going to turn any heads, our entire tourney resume would be based completely on what we do in big 12 play. The good news is we get 6 games against top 10ish type teams, 3 at home. Those game are going to be huge as far as getting the media/committee's attention.
     
  19. cloneteach

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    I think 21 is too high. If we got 19 we would have to get a few wins against some real quality teams which sometimes matters more. I think the Big XII can get 6 in. IF ISU is indeed better than TAMU and UT thats puts em at 8th. I think they could also be better than OU TTU and OSU putting them around 6th in the conf. With a 16 game conf schedule 21 wins might be accurate but with an 18 game conf schedule I think 19 would do the trick.
     
  20. cyguytillidie

    cyguytillidie Well-Known Member

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    I think the media/committee are going to notice very quickly that the Big 12 is down this year. I see 4 maybe 5 getting in this year. KU, BU, MU and who knows after that.
     

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