How much better is ISU basketball in just 2 years?

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  1. UNIGuy4Cy

    UNIGuy4Cy Well-Known Member

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    #1 UNIGuy4Cy, Mar 31, 2012
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    Well had a big lead and should have beat KU at the Phog and beat them in Hilton (in final two). Was tied with Kentucky in the 2nd half (in final two). Just sayin its kind of cool to think of the progression in just two years...
     
  2. psychlone99

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    Not only that, but ISU was playing some great ball towards the end of the season. This is where the tourney seeding irks me just a bit, even though it didn't surprise me. ISU may have received the seed that it "deserved" but I don't believe it reflected the caliber of team that it was/was becoming to close the season. And I can't help but wonder where they would have been ranked/seeded, with the same season results, had there been a bit more preseason recognition of the talent that CFH had amassed.

    But it's not worth fretting over as ISU bball is heading in a positive direction.
     
  3. Cyclonepride

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    I suck Kool aid down by the gallon, and the two year progression is better than I could have hoped.
     
  4. BigBake

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    I still think we deserved a better seed and would have gone further with a different seeding.
     
  5. Cyclonepride

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    I agree. This team was easily Sweet 16 good, and possibly Final 8 good with the right seeding. Oh well, they represented us well either way, and you have to play your draw.
     
  6. cyclones500

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    Me, too.

    Unless this season happened to be a misleading anomaly in the long-term (and little reason to believe that's the case) — think about how much better we're feeling compared to March 2010.

    And '09, and so on...
     
  7. BigBake

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    True, nothing to be ashamed for what we accomplished this year.
     
  8. Psyclone Brian

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    I think we're just about 1 "big" away from being final 4 material now! (another #2 guard couldn't hurt either)
     
  9. Heilsqauvador

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    I started paying attention to ISU basketball right after the glory years, during the Stinson Blalock and Clark period. I have never experienced this much success as a fan. It feels pretty good. :yes:
     
  10. Farnsworth

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    Agree with all that has been said, but we should have taken care of Texas to deserve a better seed. I think we would have been fine with our seed if we didn't have to go with Kentucky as the #1 in our region.
     
  11. CyCloned

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    It is too bad that ISU was stuck at the deadly 8-9 game, where the winner gets to play a 1 seed on practically a home court. Still, the Clones had a pretty good chance against KU, if they could have made the open shots they got and if KU would have not been on fire.

    It was much better to be playing the number one team in the country in the NCAA, rather than hoping to get in the NIT like under McD.
     
  12. HFCS

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    As good as Kentucky is, really one of the best teams I've seen in a while, it was also kind of stupid they got ISU/UConn for a second round opponent.
     
  13. 1100011CS

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  14. kingcy

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    You cannot lose to Drake, UNI, Oky State, and Texas twice and then ***** about your seed. It sucks but take care of the games you should win and the seeds will take care of themself.
     
  15. HiltonMagic23

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    This thread just makes me think how much national recognition we would have next year if Royce was coming back. Damn
     
  16. CarlHungus

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    Its just nice that we were in a tournament that the country cares about
     
  17. HiltonMagic23

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    It's nice to have a young coach that wants to be here
     
  18. leroycyclone

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    Its just nice that we were in a tournament that the country cares about.

    It's nice that we have a very bright future.
     
  19. Nihawk

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    Finally the voice of reason! I wanted ISU to do well, but they had just lost to the 11th seed a week earlier. Bad seed no doubt but not without warrant.
     
  20. acgclone

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    I am not one that thinks we were screwed in our seeding. It was probably right on, although the B12 was probably under-respected overall.

    My beef, is more with the team. We should have taken care of biz against Texas, because we could have made an Elite 8 run if we hadn't run into the buzzsaw that is UK.

    We still had more room in our ceiling. Now of course the same could be said for a lot of teams that lost before the Sweet 16.
     

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