Yale shooting like they ARE Iowa
It’s strange because we aren’t THAT heavy of an underdog, but not many people are picking the Hawks.
Yale was a lousy trendy pick. Why? Why did I pick Yale???
Minnesota is staying hot.
We absolutely match up well with Cincy based on our size, but we don’t always play to those strengths. I would still predict a 76-69 loss for Iowa, unfortunately.
And all three will somehow be ranked in next years preseason poll because of the Frost effect.
4 seems like it would be really good. 3 probably should be more of the benchmark, in my opinion.
From what I remember, SMA was respectful and Bellanca was...Bellanca. Do they both still write for BHGP?
I’m kind of in the same boat. I also used my homer pick on Iowa to win vs Cincinnati, which I don’t actually think is going to happen.
I’m sorry, man. I unintentionally baited you into defending GB.
Honest questions for everyone:
How many games do expect to win in the tournament? How many games would make this season a success? How many games would make you feel like Fran was the right coach for Iowa?
You’re saying there could be something worse than Barta???
Yeah, unfortunately, I think Cincy is undervalued as a 7 seed. With the way we’ve played the last few weeks, it is hard to believe that we win a game against a team that’s equal to or better than Iowa.
Is Cincy really that bad against the 3? I thought I heard somewhere that they are the 259th ranked defense vs the 3.
It’ll be funny if zero ACC teams make the final four. Unlikely, but funny
Yep, this wasn’t a good draw for us, but we made our bed and now we get to sleep in it.
That’s...a tough first game. And a 2 seed that probably feels like they should be a 1 in the second game
#10 vs Cincinnati
No Duke for Iowa
I’m hoping we see Barta leave before either KF or Fran leave. I feel way more comfortable with status quo than I do about Barta making any sort of significant hire.
Name a player that we’ve had on the men’s team that is even in the same stratosphere as Gustafson.
I think it depends on how much you buy into him turning the program around after Lickliter. Personally, I’m willing to give him another two years. You could call me delusional or naive, and hell, you could turn out being correct, but I don’t believe that this is his ceiling.
Also true. We definitely lost a game or two that we shouldn’t have and it cost us the opportunity to avoid someone like Duke in the second round.