A look back

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  1. Cyched

    Cyched Well-Known Member

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    to 1999-2000. Our basketball team was already being written off, picked to finish dead last in the Big 12. Fizer, Tinsley & Co. then stunned the nation as we rose to the upper ranks of the NCAA, ranked as high as 6. After winning the Big 12 regular season and tourney titles, we made it to the Elite 8 before losing to MSU in their backyard.

    With that memorable season in mind, I think the 2009-10 squad will turn heads as well. I'm not predicting 2000 level success, but with Brackins returning, Gilstrap & Colvin coming in, Hamilton and Garrett with experience under their belt, I think we're looking at a potentially special season for GMac and the Cyclones. Go State!
     
  2. 06Panther

    06Panther Well-Known Member

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    Is that true that they were picked dead last in the league? If so, that was about as big of a whiff as you can have right there.
     
  3. Chizit

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    So ******* mad that day we lost to MSU. So close to the Final Four......
     
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  5. Cyched

    Cyched Well-Known Member

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    I see this 'stat' brandied about so much I felt the record had to be set straight. Coming into 99-00, the other Big 12 coaches knew we would be a better team. We had a returning McDonald's All-American in Fizer and a nationally regarded JUCO in Tinsley. We were not picked last (to hang-out with Baylor and lowly A&M).[/QUOTE]

    Thanks man. I'm through with unreliable sources:skeptical:
     
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    The final poll had ISU ranked 3rd. MSU was 1st with Florida at number 2.
     
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    Just think if that team had the luxury of playing the Big 12 championship game on Saturday night instead of Sunday afternoon. Might that have given them enough to land a #1 seed? We'll never know but glad the Big 12 finally moved that game up so the selection comittee can factor in the result sooner in the process.
     
  11. LindenCy

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    I believe it was the 1995-6 team that was picked dead last in the Big 8 and ended up winning the conference tournament. Perhaps there is some transference there.
     
  12. Cydkar

    Cydkar Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man. I'm through with unreliable sources:skeptical:[/QUOTE]

    We have a returning stud big man and a nationally regarded juco this year as well. There are similarities. We weren't picked last but as low as 7th from what I found.
     
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    All I know is that if this years team could somehow win the Big12 outright and win the conference tournament than the best we can hope for is a 2 seed in the big dance. :confused:
     

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