Would you rather...

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by angrypanda, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. angrypanda

    angrypanda Well-Known Member

  2. 1977Hawkeye

    1977Hawkeye Well-Known Member

    The NWST game sucked but I'd rather be relevant and have that happen, than suck. This isn't even a question.

    Upsets happen in the Tournament.. Even to Duke, UNC, Kansas, etc.
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  3. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

    Always make the tournament. Always.

    Making the NCAAs indicates you had a good season.

    That’d be like asking, “Would you rather have a shit season and not made the B1G title game, or barely lose against MSU in 2015?”
  4. 1hawkeye1

    1hawkeye1 Well-Known Member

    Never wanna miss the tournament. Ever. Can't imagine anyone thinking otherwise.
  5. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

    The year we made it to the NIT final was the high water mark of Iowa hoops in the past 20 years.
  6. InGoodCo

    InGoodCo Well-Known Member

    I'd rather had made ANY tournament then no tournament. I'd rather MAKE the dance and lose by 40 to ISU in the play in game then not have made it.
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  7. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

    You meant the dirt ring around the bathtub, right?
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  8. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

    40 to ISU is pishing it. If that happens I’m going to probably try and make a case for not showing up in the first place.
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  9. 1977Hawkeye

    1977Hawkeye Well-Known Member

    NIT, though. Who noticed? Outside of the state of Iowa, not many, I'll wager.

    Shows how lame Iowa Basketball has been most of the past two decades.
  10. SteveGarvey1

    SteveGarvey1 Well-Known Member

    No, but close. It's probably the three first round games we've won in the NCAAs during that time period. Three total games won in 20 years. Ouch.
  11. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    Crazy how close that long heave of Haluska's was to going in at the buzzer. That would have been a top 3 shot in tourney history had it gone.
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  12. 1hawkeye1

    1hawkeye1 Well-Known Member

    That is a sad sad fact.
  13. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    Better to have lost in love than to have not loved at all. I say.
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  14. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    That's actually an opinion. Some may think getting our first win in the tourney in a long time, in blow out fashion, would he the high mark. Some may think climbing to number 3 in the polls was the high mark. Some may think winning the Big 10 tourney to get a 3 seed in the NCAA tourney was the high mark. I'm guessing 99% of fans would pick one of the 3 I mentioned over making the NIT finals.
  15. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    Our 2013 NIT run included a nice thrashing of a Tony Bennett coached Virginia team-in Charlottesville. I remember a corner 3 by lone senior Eric May being the Dagger.

    Think the two programs have trended in slightly different directions since then?
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  16. 1977Hawkeye

    1977Hawkeye Well-Known Member

    Truer words have never been spoken.

    I also recall Georgia Tech knocking us out of the NIT in 2003 or whatever year that was. The next year, GT played in the national title game, and Iowa was in the NIT once again. Funny how that works - other programs improve. Iowa tends to stagnate.