**Iowa vs. Minnesota Basketball Thread - 12/25/20 - 7:00pm - BTN**

Mo T

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I'd rather struggle now and figure it out now. Of course, that means actually figuring it out.
 

Dr. Zaius

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It's too bad the shitty defense cancels out an elite offense
 

L. Wade Childress

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While I think we are still a good team and going to be a good team this year, if I were being honest my excitement for this team has waned a bit.

I know winning on the road is tough, but Minnesota really isn't very good this year. Should have got that one.
it’s ok to be excited about upside. It’s like the entire purpose of watching sports.
 

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Wisconsin had a final 4 team lose to Rutgers. A good MSU team lost to The Criminal.
 

L. Wade Childress

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You don’t lose to a shitty Minnesota team if you claim to be elite, fellas.
again, who is claiming that we are elite? Are you bitching at a nearly completely objective statistical model?
 

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Iowa state football is elite though*


*within the church of latter day pollard.
 

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I'd rather struggle now and figure it out now. Of course, that means actually figuring it out.
Of course. And I think we will be fine. And of course great teams lose to bad teams on the road.

But personally, just being honest, my boner isn't nearly as stiff now as it was.

Is it ok to feel like that?
 

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Of course. And I think we will be fine. And of course great teams lose to bad teams on the road.

But personally, just being honest, my boner isn't nearly as stiff now as it was.

Is it ok to feel like that?
4 grams of yay probably doesn't help
 
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Minnesota isn't shitty. They're 42nd on KenPom and their projected record would make them a tournament team. They're probably a 7th-9th place team with a 1st team scoring guard.
 
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Minnesota isn't shitty. They're 42nd on KenPom and their projected record would make them a tournament team. They're probably a 7th-9th place team with a 1st team scoring guard.
So they are the same level as us! #WalMartIowaFan
 

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True -- but most 4th and 5th options for well-ranked teams bring more than Connor and Bohannon are bringing now. Then there's black hole Nunge, jumperless Toussaint, garbage guy Murray, and Patrick.

So you're not just talking a dropoff after the 3rd option, you're talking a huge dropoff. We'll see if one of the Freshmen steps up, or if JBo gets his groove back. But right now, this is a round of 32, maybe sweet 16 team.
Lol
 
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I really don't think that's Wal-Mart at all. The tournament is a crap shoot, Virginia getting knocked off by a 16 seed the year prior to winning it all is the perfect example.

Iowa could get knocked off by a mediocre team that gets a guy hot. It happens.
 

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I really don't think that's Wal-Mart at all. The tournament is a crap shoot, Virginia getting knocked off by a 16 seed the year prior to winning it all is the perfect example.

Iowa could get knocked off by a mediocre team that gets a guy hot. It happens.
No shit. Everyone knows it’s a crapshoot.
 

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I may be broken but last night’s loss didn’t really move the emotional needle for me. Whatevs.
 

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I may be broken but last night’s loss didn’t really move the emotional needle for me. Whatevs.
Same. I think after all these years, sports has finally crushed my soul.
Thanks Raiders. Thanks Hawkeyes. Thanks Rangers. Thanks White Sox.
 

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I may be broken but last night’s loss didn’t really move the emotional needle for me. Whatevs.
It had actually been awhile for me. I think it was the at Nebrantska game a few years ago they blew a big lead. But last night I was heated. Had to go on a walk to cool off. Then I watched the new Clooney movie on Netflix.
 

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It had actually been awhile for me. I think it was the at Nebrantska game a few years ago they blew a big lead. But last night I was heated. Had to go on a walk to cool off. Then I watched the new Clooney movie on Netflix.
Then what?
 
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Minnesota played hard and pretty good defense for most of the game. Big white kid plays hard and is physical. I see why he normally is in foul trouble though, got away with a lot. I think they got a little chippy with Joe T too.
 

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They scored 1.23 points per possession on the road, against a top 50 team and defense entering last night. On a night where Luka was 11-27, Joe was 3-13 and they were 10-30 from 3.

They scored 88 on the #1 team in the country when they were 4-22 from 3 and 14-26 from the line.

They're the 4th best turnover team in the country, 18th best offensive rebounding team in the country and 38th best shooting team in the country with some guys underperforming their norms. And they have the best offensive player in the country. But if you take away all of that....
Iowa clearly needs to do something different on D. But LOL at “this team sucks on offense if you take away the top 3 players”. No shit?
 

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Iowa clearly needs to do something different on D. But LOL at “this team sucks on offense if you take away the top 3 players”. No shit?
Warriors would suck if you took away Curry, Durant and Thompson!!!!!!!
 

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Everyone will be back on the bandwagon after Iowa wins 7 out of their next 8.
 

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response to nolook’s most disgusting racist post yet. His Original post deleted.
 
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