How important might Neb in Ames be?

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  1. drmwevr08

    drmwevr08 Well-Known Member

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    In looking at the upcoming schedule, it strikes me that the Nebraska game could be a very important one for us. After a potentially painful game @ Tx a win would be nice but more importantly the next best chance for a win might not be until 2/11 when Colorado comes to town. I know that Co looks pretty bad but expecting a win in their house is tough (1/27). For the sake of this teams psyche, I hope we play well and pull out a W on wednesday. Even if Co is bad, I'd hate to play them at 0-8 and NEEDING a win.
    Even if we look good this weekend, getting an actual W on the board will be huge next week.
     
  2. kg-cyclone

    kg-cyclone Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I'm a little worried about this game...It's one of those games where we might have to go small.
     
  3. Wesley

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    Nebraska plays very hard. If we do not, we lose.
     
  4. tejasclone

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    It's OK. We'll beat Texas this weekend and all your fears will be for naught.

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  5. drmwevr08

    drmwevr08 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, at that point my only concern would be how high we end up seeded in the tourney after running through the conference :wink:

     
  6. Final42b

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    The same importance as every other Big 12 game.
     
  7. cygrads

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    It's important because you have to protect home court and it is one of the few we have a shot at winning.
     
  8. ISUonthemove

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    Buckle up. It's going to be a rough season.
     
  9. Cyclonepride

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    I'll only make one guarantee about the Big 12 season. We will beat someone we shouldn't beat, and we'll lose to someone we shouldn't lose to. All games will be important.
     
  10. kg-cyclone

    kg-cyclone Well-Known Member

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    Completely agree...
     
  11. CYdTracked

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    There isn't a game on the Big 12 schedule you can say is going to be an easy win right now. I'm being optimistic hoping we can go 8-8 which would put us as 19-12 on the season and hopefully get us a NIT bid. Winning just 5 or 6 games wouldn't shock me either too though. You never know which team is going to show up on a given night for us right now.
     
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  12. kg-cyclone

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    True...but there also isn't a game where I feel like we have no chance...Maybe Oklahoma.
     
  13. CloneIce

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    You are so right, the Nebraska game will be key for the Big 12 season! We need a win to get started off on the right foot and build confidence, and we have to win our winnable home games if we want any shot at a decent season. It is a must win! And we should be able to win this.... of course we well know that we are capable of losing to anyone.
     
  14. Cydkar

    Cydkar Well-Known Member

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    If we lose to Nebby it will be hard to get me back to Hilton. That sounds fairweather (and it is by definition) but my schedule is a nightmare and taking 6-7 hours to watch bad basketball just isn't worth it. We'll win and the point will be moot.

    Don't worry. I sell or give away my unused tickets.
     
  15. CyGuy33

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    Great point and it has me concerned as well. I hope that the improved play of Hamilton we may try to make them matchup against us instead of the other way around.
     
  16. BryceC

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    On the court I don't think it's that important because I don't think we're going to the postseason.

    Off the court I think it's pretty important to try and stay the tide of fan apathy.
     
  17. CyGuy33

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    Each of the last 2 seasons we have had five game losing streaks in the conference and I see another one this year after the Nebraska game when we go:

    at Missouri
    KU
    @ Colorado
    Oklahoma
    @ K- State

    That's followed up by
    Missouri
    Colorado

    If we beat NU we can hopefully avoid an 8 game losing streak like you pointed out. If not we could be looking at a very long one.

    What road conference game can we win this year? We went o-for last season and if it wasn't for the last game of the Macs first year we would be on a losing streak very similar to LE's.
     
  18. CyGuy33

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    I don't think it is important for post season play. I agree I don't think we will have a resume for that. But losing that game can lead to a long losing streak and trying to break that becomes very difficult with each loss.

    This can also hurt recruiting and retention.
     
  19. kg-cyclone

    kg-cyclone Well-Known Member

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    I just felt some of our problems came with a small line up, with only one guy that could get to the rim...It would be nice to go with Hamilton, but I fear the real problem is our missing piece(6'7" guy). Hard to ask AT, Vanderbeken, Hamilton to chase 6'5" guys around all night. Maybe, the answer is go zone in those situations...probably won't happen though.
     
  20. CyGuy33

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    I don't see Mac playing a zone either. He will have to way the defensive liability Hamilton would be to his offensive ability and the mismatch that he would benefit from on that end.

    I just hate to see us react to their starting line up instead of us forcing their hand. Yeah it is tough for our bigs to guard a 3 but we could also make it difficult for their small 4 to guard ours.
     

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