And yes, I do understand that if we lose a lot of close games we will not be in the tourney, and I do understand that the difference between making the tourney and not may only be two or three possessions from the whole year.
Need to beat somebody with a pulse on the road, had our chance tonight....we have to hold serve at home
This game obviously wasn't even close to as bad of loss as Texas Tech but it stings for me worse because we showed up ready to go and played so well for most the game only to lose it in final two minutes. You can look at all our conferences losses and say what if. Fortunately there are enough opportunities left for us to make up for them.
ISU 14-6 (4-3)
@West Virginia W
That would put us at 22-9 (12-6). If this happens (which I doubt), then we are in. More likely we will need to win a couple games in the Big 12 tourney to get in the NCAA.
The 4th team in the A-10 is George Washington. They're 1 game above .500, with an RPI of 114. They've lost 7 games to teams with an RPI of 50 or more. Now let's stack them up against the 4th best team in the Big 12...Kansas State. Who do you think would win?
Oh, that's right, K-State already did.
PS, I was at this game...and K-State played like garbage, too. Here's my write-up: http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...k-k-state.html
With this record, this is not a tourney team. ISU needs to actually win a game on the road. Even just watching them, I'm not convinced they're a tourney team. Turnover prone, bad interior defense.. all the things that we saw at the beginning of the year, although at times they've played better. And thank God for Niang, this offense wouldn't move at all without him.
It's gonna be down to the wire, and a few rolls of the ball are going to decide it for these 4 teams in the middle of the Big XII.
Some people just need to go to bed. In no way does this loss hurt our chances.
of course we will go to the Big 12 tourny and lose the first game duh.
Pac-12 powerhouse UCLA busy losing at home by double digits to 8 win SC.
Not to mention Tech and TCU's RPI (197 and 229) are worse than the Pac-12's bottom (159 and 180). So if the bottom is pulling down the conference RPI of Pac-12, then you must apply the same logic to the Big 12. Any way you slice it, the Big 12 is still better than the Pac-12 this year.