Cyclones picked 6th by NBC Sports

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  1. 1100011CS

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    Yeah, that was one thing I thought they missed. Also, referring to the federal investigation, I liked how they called Texas and Oklahoma State 'rule-breakers' but Kansas is just 'exposed'. :rolleyes:
     
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    Cyclones picked 6th by Travis Hines*
     
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    Hah, didn't even notice that.
     
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    Notable that Travis Hines wrote the article for NBCSports. He has consistently, and perhaps rightfully, acknowledged the talent infusion ISU has had but cautious to see it it play out before predicting it'll result in a bunch of wins. Seems like a safe prediction for Hines (and he won't be called a "homer" reporter") with a 6th place finish.

    While 6th feels low I think 6 or 7 B12 teams will make the tourney so this solid safe rebound. Personally I see 6th as the floor for the Cyclones this year and would predict a 4th place finish behind KU/KSU/WV.
     
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    It's more respect than almost every Hoiberg team that was picked 8th every year and finished 2nd-4th every year.
     
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    6th with a good non-conference season would make the tourney most years, so cool by me.
     
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    You'll never have to worry about Hines coming off as a homer. Love or hate the guy he is pretty good at what he does though
     
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    I think Hines gives some pretty good analysis here.
     
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    I don't know Hines and sometimes he comes off poor on radio (I would come off awful). I think he is one of the premier basketball writers out there right now- anywhere. I like his work more than Dauster and Rothstein's and I like their work a great deal. I realize that they are doing national work but the contributions that Hines makes to NBC are really solid. We are lucky to have him here even if we don't like everything he says.
     
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    Except if it’s his favorite teams
     
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    I don't even know who his favorite college basketball team is so he's obviously good at hiding it
     
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    Seems fair.
     
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    Isn't he from the Twin Cities? I bet he's a closet Gopher fan.
     
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    I think he's a Wisconsin grad isn't he? I don't know, he's not as smart as he thinks he is but Fred and his staff loved him because he's the best we have
     
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    Totally agree that Hines is fair and is far from a homer to ISU. Sorry if my original post came across as a criticism. Travis is fair and willing to share his true evaluation of the Cyclones and all the team nationally. He obviously watches a lot of game and has the pulse for the college scene (and the NBA). I meant if he would have picked them third he could get flamed from other fan bases because he works for the Ames Tribune.
     
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    I believe Hines from the Twin Cities area, but went to Wisconsin. Though I haven't really heard him have any fandom for the Badgers in either Football or Basketball.

    Anyways, enough about the writer let's get back to the 6th place finish and Lard not being noted in the top 10 notable players.
     
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    (completely kidding obviously)
     
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    Just now realized, Travis went to St. Thomas Academy growing up. God, that makes so much sense.
     

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