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2017-2018 Northern Iowa Basketball

Postby UNI88 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:53 pm

Ranking college basketball's five most surprising teams so far this season

Why is Northern Iowa poised to contend for an at-large NCAA bid and perhaps assume the role of the Valley’s flagship program in the absence of Creighton and Wichita State? It starts with a formidable defense that doesn’t foul, doesn’t concede uncontested shots and gives up little in transition.

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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Iowa Basketball

Postby dbackjon » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:24 am

But the MVC is a cesspool barely better than the SWAC. Or so I have read...
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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Iowa Basketball

Postby clenz » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:56 pm

Yeah. Wichita State dans never were good with facts.


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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Iowa Basketball

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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Iowa Basketball

Postby HI54UNI » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:20 pm

This part of the article can't be true

The best college basketball team in the Hawkeye State may not be either underachieving Iowa or rebuilding Iowa State. Northern Iowa has laid claim to that title with an unexpectedly strong start to the season.

because according to the media in the state Iowa and Iowa State are the only BB teams in the state.
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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Iowa Basketball

Postby clenz » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:27 pm

Current RPI

Current RPI:
16 UNI
39 Iowa State
209 Drake
246 Iowa


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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Iowa Basketball

Postby HI54UNI » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:12 pm

clenz wrote:Current RPI

Current RPI:
16 UNI
39 Iowa State
209 Drake
246 Iowa


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Iowa having an RPI lower than Drake brings new meaning to the phrase chickenhawks.
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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Iowa Basketball

Postby kalm » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:36 pm

It ain't December until UNI fans start crowing about Vball and hoops. :mrgreen:
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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Iowa Basketball

Postby clenz » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:53 am

Well we did have 3 all Americans on this years volleyball team. Spent most of the year in the top 25. Getting top 25 votes in basketball and have a top 20 RPI.


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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Iowa Basketball

Postby vutomcat » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:15 pm

Their next two games should give us a much better idea of who they are. So far, so good.

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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Iowa Basketball

Postby clenz » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:38 pm

vutomcat wrote:Their next two games should give us a much better idea of who they are. So far, so good.

Only down 6 to Nova with less than 3 minutes left in that game - much closer than that final score
Beat NC State
Beat SMU
Beat UNLV
Beat UT-Arlington - who is going to be real dangerous come march

That's 4 top 100 victories in the first month of the season

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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Iowa Basketball

Postby vutomcat » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:06 pm

clenz wrote:
vutomcat wrote:Their next two games should give us a much better idea of who they are. So far, so good.

Only down 6 to Nova with less than 3 minutes left in that game - much closer than that final score
Beat NC State
Beat SMU
Beat UNLV
Beat UT-Arlington - who is going to be real dangerous come march

That's 4 top 100 victories in the first month of the season





SMU and NC State are good wins. Haven't seen UT Arlington. Will keep an eye out. Squeaker over UNLV and loss to a mediocre Wisconsin team is not good.
But, overall, a good start including a close game against the best team in the country. Tough, well coached team from what I saw.

If they win the next two, now we're talking about a team that is a threat.

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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Iowa Basketball

Postby clenz » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:41 pm

The Wisconsin game was an exhibition. It means nothing.

UNI literally got off the bus 45 minutes before the game. I beat the team there - that's not a joke. The rotations used in that game were rotations that have not been used outside of that - including D3 games. Wisconsin was also 11-17 from deep at one point in that exhibition.

Squeaker over UNLV. UNLV went into that game averaging over 90 points per game. In that game they scored 68 in OT. The other games of the season they have scored 97, 108, 98, 91, 95, 85, 101, 88, 92, 89. That's 95 points per game. They scored 68 in overtime against UNI. They have incredible talent - whether they can play as a team is TBD. They've looked really **** good outside of that UNI game.

Nova scored 64 against UNI. Other than that Nova has scored 87, 75, 113, 104, 66,85, 90, 88, 77, 87. Again, it was a 6 point game with less than 3 minutes left - and UNI didn't shoot a single free throw the entire game somehow.

UNI is legitimately one of the 5 best defenses in the country.

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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Iowa Basketball

Postby vutomcat » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:29 pm

like I said, the next two games would give us a better idea of who they are. Today was not good. Xavier will be another big challenge.

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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Iowa Basketball

Postby vutomcat » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:38 am

No shame to lose to the X men. They need to take care of the in conference games now. Establish themselves as the top team.

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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Iowa Basketball

Postby dal4018 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:40 pm

dbackjon wrote:But the MVC is a cesspool barely better than the SWAC. Or so I have read...

Both leagues play tough non-conference schedules!!!!

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Re: 2017-2018 Northern Iowa Basketball

Postby vutomcat » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:46 am

This team is not worthy of a thread. I'm calling for a deletion.


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