Iowa State has waved the white flag, we've conceded.

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  1. JM4CY

    JM4CY Well-Known Member

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    Kansas at a #1 will just end up embarrassing us and ruining all the "Big 12 is so strong" media narrative.
     
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  2. allfourcy

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    Agree... mostly because the point guard position still seems uncertain for me, regardless of whether its Babb, Wiggi, another, and despite what millions of things people say on this board about it.
     
  3. allfourcy

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    I'll probably get shot down for this, but how is OU a lock for the big dance? I mean, they are trending in the wrong direction. Last 4 conference games are at KU and at Baylor, KState, and us. If they go 1-3, they would finish conference at 7-11 and 17-13 at that time.
     
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    Two words that are nothing like Yrae Toung.
     
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  5. FinalFourCy

    FinalFourCy Well-Known Member

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    #45 FinalFourCy, Feb 19, 2018
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    Giving injuries time to heal is now conceding and waving the white flag? I bet you’d intentionally foul with 0.2 seconds left, too.
     
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    ... or three letters like CBS.
     
  7. ArgentCy

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    The BIg XII doesn't have any great teams. They are all just pretty good. If you were ranking by this season's work only Tx Tech has the better resume but not the KU $$$, oops I mean history.
     
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  8. CloneGuy8

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    The guys that will be available will play to win. To say they're waiving a white flag is disrespectful to them
     
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  9. coolerifyoudid

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    If they end up there, there will definitely be talk. In addition to their record, that would mean they ended the regular season going 3 and 11.

    I don't really have anything against Oklahoma, but the Trae Young hype train makes me rooting for them to fail. If for no other reason than I don't want my March Madness to have a stupid ass Trae Young stat tracker on it.

    It'll be interesting to see how the selection committee handles things this year. OU has built up a lot of good-will beating #3 Wichita State, #10 TCU, #8 Texas Tech, and #5 Kansas. However, TCU and Wichita State were probably over-ranked at the time.

    Young is gonna sway voters over another team with a similar record, and I think they could be a dangerous team in the tournament, but the rest of the teams in the Big 12 had put a good instruction manual together showing how to beat Oklahoma.
     
  10. MLawrence

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    Considering Marial Shayok is a former cavalier, I see what you did there.
     
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  11. deadeyededric

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    I didn't expect too much this year so I really can't say I'm disappointed. I think we will be better next year but not sure if we finish in the top half of the conference. I'm thinking 18-20 wins in the regular season.
     
  12. jsb

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    You have to have someone replace them. There just aren't that many good teams. Much like a lot of posters on here had Iowa State on the bubble the last couple of years and we ended up with 4 and 5 seeds.
     
  13. CycloneErik

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    Garbage thread title. Nice work there.
    I never worry about ISU losing in March Madness, anyway. Everyone but one loses, so you just have fun with the trip while it lasts.
     
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  14. jbindm

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    Agree. I hate that how far the team advances in the tournament is how I usually remember the season even though I know full well that it's the worst way to measure the success of an entire season - a single elimination tournament on a neutral court. It's really easy to overlook everything that happened from November up to March.
     
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    ISU will run the table in Kansas City and screw Texas or Baylor. One can hope.
     
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    Love where your head is at. But they haven't won consecutive games since before Christmas. Winning four in four days seems like just a bit too much to ask.
     
  17. CycloneErik

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    Yeah. Once the tournament begins, you just have to enjoy it and know that the tournament happens, and it happens to everyone.
     
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  18. bosco

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    I don't care. Do whatever it takes so the team is healthy and ready for next season.
     
  19. FOREVERTRUE

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    Or we can look at it like the last tournament we were in started a 9 game winning streak(which providing another 9 game streak would put us in the final 4 of the NCAA)
     
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  20. CycloneErik

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    If we were in the Final Four and lost, can we do what people have done about coaches that don't win it all and start a bunch of threads titled "Why can't Prohm finish the job?"

    Also, I have dibs on that title. The rest of you need to make up your own.
     
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