New Schedule - Season Prediction Time!!!

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  1. Thomasrickj

    Thomasrickj Active Member

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    Now that our full schedule is out, it's time for game-by-game predictions (no, tucotroll, we aren't asking you for a game-by-game prediction of how Kansas will do). I'll start:

    11/14 Oakland - W (1-0, 0-0)
    11/17 Georgia State - W (2-0, 0-0)
    11/24 Alabama - W (3-0, 0-0)
    11/25 Arizona State/Maryland - W (4-0, 0-0)
    12/2 Lamar - W (5-0, 0-0)
    12/4 Arkansas - W (6-0, 0-0)
    12/9 UMKC - W (7-0, 0-0)
    12/12 @Iowa - W (I know a lot of you will disagree, but Iowa isn't good this year without Marble) (8-0, 0-0)
    12/14 Southern - W (9-0, 0-0)
    12/20 Drake - W (10-0, 0-0)
    12/31 Mississippi Valley State - W (11-0, 0-0)
    1/3 South Carolina - W (12-0, 0-0) This game will be tougher than a lot of people think with the huge class Martin has brought in, but should still be a 10-15 point victory
    1/6 Okie State - W (13-0, 1-0)
    1/10 @WVU - W (14-0, 2-0) We learned our lesson last year and shut up Morgantown after getting embarrassed last year
    1/14 @Baylor - W (15-0, 3-0)
    1/17 Kansas - W (16-0, 4-0)
    1/20 Kansas State - W (17-0, 5-0)
    1/24 @Texas Tech - W (18-0, 6-0)
    1/26 Texas - W (19-0, 7-0)
    1/31 TCU - W (20-0, 8-0)
    2/2 @Kansas - L (20-1, 8-1)
    2/7 Texas Tech - W (21-1, 9-1)
    2/9 @Oklahoma - L (21-2, 9-2)
    2/14 WVU - W (22-2, 10-2)
    2/18 @Okie State - W (23-2, 11-2)
    2/21 @Texas - L (23-3, 11-3)
    2/25 Baylor - W (24-3, 12-3)
    2/28 @Kansas State - W (25-3, 13-3)
    3/2 Oklahoma - W (26-3, 14-3)
    3/7 TCU - W (27-3, 15-3)
    Big 12 Tourney - 1 Seed
    QF - Baylor - W (28-3, 16-3)
    Semi - Kansas State - W (29-3, 17-3)
    Finals - Kansas - L (29-4, 17-4)
    We wind up a 2 seed in the tournament and depending on the matchups in the tourney, could be a Final 4 team.

    I'm definitely drinking my kool-aid, but we have an extremely favorable schedule with a non-conference that is so easy that it won't hurt us not having McKay until our first conference game. I like the way our Big 12 schedule is set up as well as we can easily go 3-0 in conference before beating Kansas down at home. Time for other predictions, go.
     
  2. Palmer

    Palmer Well-Known Member

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    All of the victories and all of the glory!



    (let me look at the schedule and get back to you)
     
  3. CysRage

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    #3 CysRage, Aug 15, 2014
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    Win the first 20 games? I would love to believe you but I have to think we will drop at least 1 or 2 before then. If we went 20-0 to start the season, we'd probably be ranked #1 in the nation.
     
  4. ISUCY23

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    Yeah I agree. I can see where he's coming from because they are all winnable, but a slip up is bound to happen at some point. Especially in college basketball.

    Anyway, without out going game by game, I'd say we lose 5 regular season games.
     
  5. Section136

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    Question for ISU fans, do you like the non con schedule or would you like to see more high profile games?

    I could see both sides because a softer non con gives the new guys a chance to gel before getting to Big 12 play.
     
  6. CysRage

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    I honestly wish we had 1-2 more high profile games. As long as we take care of business in the non-con it shouldn't hurt us however.
     
  7. StratCY

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    #7 StratCY, Aug 15, 2014
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    TRJ I can honestly say I 100% share your enthusiasim. I think your predictions are fairly spot on, other thn losing to KU in the B12 toiurney, I think we win it again. Im drinking ALL the kool-aid!

    edit: Wow I wish I could spell. Too early in the morning I suppose!
     
  8. scyclonekid

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    National champs and not joking.
     
  9. erikbj

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    National Champ or BUST
     
  10. BallSoHard4Cy

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    #10 BallSoHard4Cy, Aug 15, 2014
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    I think it's going to be a great season, and honestly 20-0 probably isn't going to be far off.
     
  11. awd4cy

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    We will get our first loss much before the Kansas road game in February.
     
  12. MartyFine

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    We are limited in the sense that nobody wants to play in Hilton
     
  13. ISUCubswin

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    If we start 20-0 we're going to be ranked #1. But I don't think we'll go 20-0.
     
  14. BallSoHard4Cy

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    high profile. There's nothing better then having your guys bond after winning big games.

    No one wants to play in Hilton though.
     
  15. IASTATE4LIFE

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    5 or 6 losses, still a good shot at a final four run. 2 or 3 seed.
     
  16. bsaltyman

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    I love the confidence of the OP, but I will be surprised if we go undefeated in the non-conference again. This is still college basketball, and upsets do happen. We still don't know how long Thomas or Nader will be suspended... maybe we lose a game to Alabama? Maybe Arkansas comes to Hilton and shocks us? I do think that we have a good enough team to go 12-0, but I'm just saying that things happen. It takes a little luck.
     
  17. Thomasrickj

    Thomasrickj Active Member

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    Have you ever watched Alabama play? They're awful! Don't even say there's a chance they'll beat us. Anthony Grant is one of the worst coaches in basketball!
     
  18. CycloneErik

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    20-0 is a legitimate possibility, and it would probably be a #1 ranking, as long as no one else was having that crazy run at the same time.

    #1 ISU vs. #2 Kansas on Gameday would be OK, if you're into highly-charged big game atmospheres, and believe that Kansas must be destroyed.

    I still think it's 5 losses overall, which is an excellent season, and then some kind of wild ride in the Tournament.
     
  19. bsaltyman

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    #19 bsaltyman, Aug 15, 2014
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    I'm not saying Alabama is any good, I'm just saying crazy things happen sometimes. Like a couple of years ago when TCU beat Kansas. Who saw that coming? It's not a given that we go 12-0 in the non-con. But since it's a prediction thread, I'll say we go 11-1 in the non-con (loss to Arizona State). In conference I'll say 12-6. Road losses to Texas, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, and either Baylor or West Virginia. Only home loss to Texas. That's 23-7 overall in the regular season.
     
  20. wonkadog

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    Good gosh, now I have to clean off my keyboard. Talk about an atmosphere.
     

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