Discussion in 'Mens Basketball' started by WDMCyclone, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. WDMCyclone

    WDMCyclone Member

    Feb 5, 2013
    U.S. Army Infantryman
    WDM/Ames, Iowa
    Is this team better than last year? Yes, this has been asked by many, but lets say ISU beats KU in this B12 tourney, we would make it to the finals for the first time since 2000. Yes, the B12 is down a bit this year, but ISU lost to UT first round of it last year and didn't pull through in the B12 tourney. Personally, I think they are showing that they are a more complete team with more weapons pulling through at different times and more three point shooters. Clyburn is good but there isn't a superstar like Royce, just more players that can come in the clutch at different times. This team has something special about them.
  2. hexodat64

    hexodat64 Member

    Dec 5, 2011
    Ames, IA and MN
    Probably a bit better overall, but not as good defensively. Part of what was so good about last years team was the mismatch Royce brought
  3. Cyclonesince78

    Cyclonesince78 Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2012
    No, but they're close.
  4. We're a different team. I know it's cliche, but it really is apples-to-oranges. Anytime you're comparing a team to one that had Royce White playing on it, your basis for comparison is going to be extremely unique.

    We're a lot more "balanced" this year with a lot more scoring threats and even better perimeter shooting, if you're looking for some key differences.
  5. HFCS

    HFCS Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2010
    Art Director
    LA LA Land
    As long as we don't get smoked in the first round of NCAA I'd say better team than last year. If we play competitively or win, this was the better year, you can't ignore the quirky fait of the two KU games and all the other close ones.
  6. atlantacyclone

    atlantacyclone Well-Known Member

    Sep 29, 2007
    Real Estate
    Fontvieille Monaco
    I always knew that Royce's sophmore year would be big!

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