Basketball Team Expectations

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We just looked stagnant all year. Lazy passes around the perimeter. Slow dump passes inside when post was not in position to do anything but catch it moving away from the bucket. Inconsistent lobs. We were definitely a momentum following team. Make a couple shots we look like a top 25 team at times. Miss several and give up a 10-0 run we look like the cellar dwellers.

Its been mentioned Lindy’s dad posted about double plantar fasciaitis. That would make sense because something was off
No doubt. I was criticised by some when I was questioning our offense in the nonconference. I was pretty worried going into the Brooklyn tournament. Then we beat the brakes off of two solid teams because we turned them over....Same thing with the game at Charleston. Icthen gets sick and our transition game went to nothing. Our half court offense got even worse. Now we are in the Big 12 where it's even tougher to score when Ice gets back. Like mentioned before, the spread created some more movement last 10 games and Cam started making shots. Ice was back to getting to the rim more often.

So, I think we can be a second round NCAA team with similar structure as last year. But if we figure out the offensive side of the ball with some real flow in the half court, then we can really be good.
 

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No doubt. I was criticised by some when I was questioning our offense in the nonconference. I was pretty worried going into the Brooklyn tournament. Then we beat the brakes off of two solid teams because we turned them over....Same thing with the game at Charleston. Icthen gets sick and our transition game went to nothing. Our half court offense got even worse. Now we are in the Big 12 where it's even tougher to score when Ice gets back. Like mentioned before, the spread created some more movement last 10 games and Cam started making shots. Ice was back to getting to the rim more often.

So, I think we can be a second round NCAA team with similar structure as last year. But if we figure out the offensive side of the ball with some real flow in the half court, then we can really be good.
My thoughts exactly. I see 1. Kansas 2. BAYLOR, 3. TEXAS tech 4. OSU

4th or no lower 5th my prediction. I think we will be a team that's really tough to beat in February and March
 

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My thoughts exactly. I see 1. Kansas 2. BAYLOR, 3. TEXAS tech 4. OSU

4th or no lower 5th my prediction. I think we will be a team that's really tough to beat in February and March
Just hope we can figure out how to not dig ourselves a huge hole early in conference play this year. If we can at least split the first half of conference, I will feel really good about getting higher than an 8 seed in the tournament.
 
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Win one game in the tournament, two would be nice any more would be great.
Not making the tournament would be a huge disappointment. We will be good on defense, just with the added speed, quickness and length. Offense will always worry me on a HCMB team until proven otherwise. I’ve sat through too many 5-10 minute stretch of games the last two years when we couldn’t buy a bucket to think the addition of some good (maybe great) players is just suddenly going to make us into an offense juggernaut, but our whole make-up is going to completely change so hopefully we will light it up.
 
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Win one game in the tournament, two would be nice any more would be great.
Not making the tournament would be a huge disappointment. We will be good on defense, just with the added speed, quickness and length. Offense will always worry me on a HCMB team until proven otherwise. I’ve sat through too many 5-10 minute stretch of games the last two years when we couldn’t buy a bucket to think the addition of some good (maybe great) players is just suddenly going to make us into an offense juggernaut, but our whole make-up is going to completely change so hopefully we will light it up.
The long stretches of no scoring is brutal. But that's what having a great player is supposed to help eliminate. They get create buckets when it's hard to get them. We haven't had that since Evans.
 
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No doubt. I was criticised by some when I was questioning our offense in the nonconference. I was pretty worried going into the Brooklyn tournament. Then we beat the brakes off of two solid teams because we turned them over....Same thing with the game at Charleston. Icthen gets sick and our transition game went to nothing. Our half court offense got even worse. Now we are in the Big 12 where it's even tougher to score when Ice gets back. Like mentioned before, the spread created some more movement last 10 games and Cam started making shots. Ice was back to getting to the rim more often.

So, I think we can be a second round NCAA team with similar structure as last year. But if we figure out the offensive side of the ball with some real flow in the half court, then we can really be good.
My thoughts exactly. I see 1. Kansas 2. BAYLOR, 3. TEXAS tech 4. OSU

4th or no lower 5th my prediction. I think we will be a team that's really tough to beat in February and March
West Virginia is going to be really good.


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I came up with a new theory this morning: there was never an official pronouncement that Ice had mono. I believe he was an early adopter of the Covid. I also believe we now have herd (or posse) immunity for all our sports teams and probably will win B12 championships in football, MBB, baseball and wrestling. I also believe I need to get out of the house more.
 

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No doubt. I was criticised by some when I was questioning our offense in the nonconference. I was pretty worried going into the Brooklyn tournament. Then we beat the brakes off of two solid teams because we turned them over....Same thing with the game at Charleston. Icthen gets sick and our transition game went to nothing. Our half court offense got even worse. Now we are in the Big 12 where it's even tougher to score when Ice gets back. Like mentioned before, the spread created some more movement last 10 games and Cam started making shots. Ice was back to getting to the rim more often.

So, I think we can be a second round NCAA team with similar structure as last year. But if we figure out the offensive side of the ball with some real flow in the half court, then we can really be good.
My thoughts exactly. I see 1. Kansas 2. BAYLOR, 3. TEXAS tech 4. OSU

4th or no lower 5th my prediction. I think we will be a team that's really tough to beat in February and March
West Virginia is going to be really good.


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Hopefully Thsiewbe or however the hell you spell it goes pro.
 

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No doubt. I was criticised by some when I was questioning our offense in the nonconference. I was pretty worried going into the Brooklyn tournament. Then we beat the brakes off of two solid teams because we turned them over....Same thing with the game at Charleston. Icthen gets sick and our transition game went to nothing. Our half court offense got even worse. Now we are in the Big 12 where it's even tougher to score when Ice gets back. Like mentioned before, the spread created some more movement last 10 games and Cam started making shots. Ice was back to getting to the rim more often.

So, I think we can be a second round NCAA team with similar structure as last year. But if we figure out the offensive side of the ball with some real flow in the half court, then we can really be good.
My thoughts exactly. I see 1. Kansas 2. BAYLOR, 3. TEXAS tech 4. OSU

4th or no lower 5th my prediction. I think we will be a team that's really tough to beat in February and March
West Virginia is going to be really good.


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I think folks are hedging with some good reasonable thought Having a top 5 player in the draft does not guarantee anything...check out Georgia with Anthony Edwards. Check out Memphis with their crazy talented freshmen class. Check LSU with Ben Simmons. Certainly helps having someone this talented, but we have to mesh and play well.
Agree - that's where Cade is different than some of those other classes. He makes everyone on the floor better and isn't just about himself. He also genuinely likes to play defense. He's a special talent but you're right, they have to gel and play well together. I am optimistic he will drive that. I wouldn't be shocked if he's in the running for POY in the conference.
 
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Agree - that's where Cade is different than some of those other classes. He makes everyone on the floor better and isn't just about himself. He also genuinely likes to play defense. He's a special talent but you're right, they have to gel and play well together. I am optimistic he will drive that. I wouldn't be shocked if he's in the running for POY in the conference.
If he's in the running for that, then our team is doing pretty darn good.
 
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If I had to do a preseason ranking, it would look like this

10. Iowa State
9. Kansas State
8. TCU
7. Oklahoma
6. Texas
5. Oklahoma State
4. West Virginia
3. Texas Tech
2. Baylor
1. Kansas

Kansas losing Dotson and Udoka could slide further but they have to be in the mix until proven otherwise.

So, the question to me is can we get good enough to fight our way into that top 3? Our roster has enough talent but can it develop and gel quickly enough to do so. That's the big question.

The top 4 teams are always tough, very physical and defend. They win close games. They usually have a star emerge. Can we win those dogfight conference games often enough? Will we have the mental toughness to avoid a losing skid and win some games on the road? A good year would be 7-2 at home and 4-5 or 5-4 on the road. A great year would be 8-1 or 9-0 at home while 5-4 or 6-3 on the road.
 
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If I had to do a preseason ranking, it would look like this

10. Iowa State
9. Kansas State
8. TCU
7. Oklahoma
6. Texas
5. Oklahoma State
4. West Virginia
3. Texas Tech
2. Baylor
1. Kansas

Kansas losing Dotson and Udoka could slide further but they have to be in the mix until proven otherwise.

So, the question to me is can we get good enough to fight our way into that top 3? Our roster has enough talent but can it develop and gel quickly enough to do so. That's the big question.

The top 4 teams are always tough, very physical and defend. They win close games. They usually have a star emerge. Can we win those dogfight conference games often enough? Will we have the mental toughness to avoid a losing skid and win some games on the road? A good year would be 7-2 at home and 4-5 or 5-4 on the road. A great year would be 8-1 or 9-0 at home while 5-4 or 6-3 on the road.
Probably about right. Wouldn’t be surprised to see anybody from 3 to 7 trade places. Tough league.


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I came up with a new theory this morning: there was never an official pronouncement that Ice had mono. I believe he was an early adopter of the Covid. I also believe we now have herd (or posse) immunity for all our sports teams and probably will win B12 championships in football, MBB, baseball and wrestling. I also believe I need to get out of the house more.
you forgot softball, just saying