***2022-2023 Iowa Men’s Basketball Season Thread***

OlePeep

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titillating discussion on the upcoming season in here.

I'll start: I hope they exceed my expectations.
 

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titillating discussion on the upcoming season in here.

I'll start: I hope they exceed my expectations.
What are your expectations?
 

OlePeep

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What are your expectations?
not high. The team seems bereft of "that guy" this year. maybe Chris Murray can make that leap but then who is this year's "Chris Murray" who can provide off-the-bench quality like he did last year? I love Fran's style of play but this group looks like just another team that's going to get physically mauled in the Big 10 this season (excepting Tony P).
 

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not high. The team seems bereft of "that guy" this year. maybe Chris Murray can make that leap but then who is this year's "Chris Murray" who can provide off-the-bench quality like he did last year? I love Fran's style of play but this group looks like just another team that's going to get physically mauled in the Big 10 this season (excepting Tony P).
Chris? C'mon man
 

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This team is going to have to play super fast. Purdue and Michigan will be a bitch to defend.
 

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Sandfart will be Kris.

Speaking of


Asked about his extra inch, and if he takes Dix under his arm.
 
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I like the team this year. Expecting another top half of the Big Ten finish. They are long, athletic and can score. I think defensively should be decent as well.
 

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It would help if Mulva doesn’t suck. I’m hopeful the time he’s had in the program has helped his development. I don’t think he will be good by any means, but if he can contribute, that would be a very good thing.
 

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Sandfart will be Kris.

Speaking of


Asked about his extra inch, and if he takes Dix under his arm.
Looks like we will see some of Kris at the 5 which is something I was hoping for.
 

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I'm sure they're going to get run out of the gym a few times in frustrating games, but I expect them to be entertaining to watch if Kris is any good at all. But I expect Perkins, Sanfort, and Pat to all be pretty good.
 

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Sandfart is 6'8" now.

That dudes gonna be a killer, mang
 

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Sandfart is 6'8" now.

That dudes gonna be a killer, mang
Fuck yeah I was about to say he's the guy I'm most excited to watch this year then I was like hmmm I love me some SAUCY T as well. And obviously Kris too but Sandfart is going to go off this year.
 

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Saucy T makes my Penus drip
 

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It would help if Mulva doesn’t suck. I’m hopeful the time he’s had in the program has helped his development. I don’t think he will be good by any means, but if he can contribute, that would be a very good thing.
I just hope he’s better than Rebecca
 

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Did any media ask Ogundele how he's been affected by the death of the queen?
 

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Not very secret scrimmage vs Kansas City October 22nd.
 

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I feel as though Fran has built an actual program, with an actual floor. The floor feels like the middle of the big ten and a NCAA berth.

I see nothing in this team to dissuade me from thinking that is what this team will achieve.
 

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The Big Ten is down this year but the one thing it has is good big men. Iowa is going to struggle some games for that reason alone.
 

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The big ten has been down a lonnng time.
It's weird. '20-'21 seemed like an historically strong season not only by Big Ten standards, but by any conference's. The douche put nine teams in the tournament (a record) and finished with four teams in the top ten (#2 Illinois, #4 Michigan, #7 Ohio State, #8 Iowa).

Then they embarrassed themselves in the tournament and only got one (out of nine!) past the second round.

I think it was then that the grim reality of Big Ten basketball became universally apparent. Not only bad, but absurdly overrated.
 
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