That doesn't point to the conference being good. Heck....the MAC could have a cluster of teams with those records and I wouldn't be calling them good. Big 12 has good balance....just like we did in FB.
You're right. A cluster at the top doesn't prove anything. But I'm frustrated by the "aw shucks" attitude. We have a very solid top 6, and I expect them to gain some respect as the season progresses. The thing that could hurt the B12 is if WVU and Texas snap out of it and start knocking off some teams in that top 6 and really muddy the waters.
Compare it to the B10 lovefest, where I would argue the bottom 7 or 8 teams are nothing special.
Fun game tonight. Seemed like Clyburn could have gone for 50 as much as he was taking it to the hoop. great ft shooting. to be up one at half with the poor 3pt shooting was amazing. i think Austin should stay another yr. too skinny but good. Heft saidhe wasa top 10 pick in the draft this year
Wouldn't you say that we stepped ahead of most of the pack? We have two nice wins from this pack.
If (when) we beat OU, we'll have moved them out of the pack. I don't think we did anything to separate us from OSU, though, and K-State will remain ahead until someone besides us and Kansas beats them.
Because it's fun and gives us something to talk about during the season. I mean, this is a message board.
Yup. Its something to look forward to as well. I love seeing that we're held in high regard, and expected to make the tournament. That adds something extra to the games than just wondering if it's really possible.
Iowa State is quietly putting together a decent NCAA tournament resume. Beating Baylor at home is, in and of itself, not all that big of a deal. But in the context of Iowa State's season, it is. On Jan. 23, the Cyclones suffered a baffling loss at Texas Tech, but since then they've beaten Kansas State at home, played Oklahoma State to within two points on the road, and handled Baylor on Saturday, 79-71. This is still a team on the bubble, but it's one that is slowly but surely putting together some of the wins it needed in Big 12 play.
Eamon Brennamon is quickly becoming one of my favorite ESPN writers. He always has something good to say about ISU in these little write ups. Keep it coming dude and we will keep reading!!!!
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