Pumping the brakes on the Tournament

LACyclone

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I wonder if there is a “Let’s Pump the Brakes” thread on the UNC message board now that they lost at home to Wofford (and the Heels looked horrible the entire game).
 
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madguy30

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No indication? Disagree. Tonight wasn’t just a lack of effort. Does UNI also have no indication?

What a team’s floor (tonight) and ceiling (UNI thus far) is an indication of how a team will do imo.

Well I guess we should all just give up then.

Much easier that way.
 

ZB4CY

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Here are the Top 12 teams with remaining SOS according to ESPNs BPI...

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All 10 Big 12 teams in the Top 12... Including the first 5.

Will be brutal.
 

cyclonestans

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I wonder if there is a “Let’s Pump the Brakes” thread on the UNC message board now that they lost at home to Wofford (and the Heels looked horrible the entire game).

This is what I was thinking. I have always been in the group of "It's not who you lose to (or look bad against), its who you beat that defines a team" Obviously their are outliers every year.
 

BillBrasky4Cy

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Many years when a conference is picked to be tough they arent. Big 12 not excluded. IMO!

KU, TCU, OU, WV, and Baylor will all be extremely tough games but I think Tech, KSU, OSU, and Texas are being given way too much credit. I'm not buying Tech until they show me something in conference, we've seen them run through a soft non con several times. Texas continues to do less with more. Oklahoma St is a 2 loss team and their RPI is only at 82, so obviously their competition has been pretty poor. K-State played a god awful non conference schedule. They are a two loss team and their RPI is 160. Yes, the conference is going to be a grind like always but IMO there are several "good" teams that have poor home court advantages and I don't think that gets talked about enough.
 

moldy78

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Just to update on the article, for those interested in the actual content, even if we go 3-1 in our next 4 (assuming a loss in AFH), we're still projected at about 6 wins total for the regular season. Would need to pick up two major upsets to in addition to be on pace to make the tourney.

Of course blowing a team out or something would improve that outlook a little.
 

Cloneman89

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I think the fans on here are delusional! The team I just saw live was outplayed all night by a so called also ran in B12. This team is going to struggle and to place expectations of the NCAA or even NIT on them is ridiculous! 3-4 of them need to hit their shots and these guys were like bricklayers tonight. Defense was non existent. Stop pumping sunshine up peoples behinds- these guys are great guys but winning more than 3-4 games will be a struggle from now. NIT might be a pipe dream. Stop with your silliness and enjoy the players. They are trying but are limited - CSP only has what he has!
 

moldy78

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Kenpom now projects ISU at 3.6 wins the rest of the way. I'll take the over on that but still pretty grim.

Would need to run off 5 straight to be favored to get to 8 wins in our last 17.
 

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