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Who will be the first to make the NCAA tourny?


#1

I had asked the following question during a thread about NorthWestern’s chances of making the tournament last year…

[quote=“Skeeza, post:20, topic:2784”]Which team out of these 4 will see the be in the NCAA tournament the soonest…

Penn State
Northwestern
Nebraska
Iowa[/quote]

I had just read an article about Nebraska’s program turning the corner. They had a lot of fantastic things to say about he direction they are going.

Can Nebraska basketball turn the corner?

That article had me thinking about the question I had asked back in December. To this point, we have:

Penn State: New found optimism with Newbill and several recruits
Northwestern: News of a transfer from Louisville, along with 4 returing starters
Iowa: Addition of a Top 20 PG and Top 20 C from the recruiting class of 2012, playing this year
Nebraska: See article about huge upgrades

Made me think that I should start another topic with this one. It looks like the lower programs are all starting to rise at the same time.


#2

I voted for PSU. Who knows. But it could be close. Reporters always write stories about bottom dwellers moving up. Same story…change a school name. Just like coaches for bottom dwelling teams are always great guys and great bench coaches.


#3

If the head coach is correct that we have one of top backcourts in College Basketball that should equate to a bid. Just saying, if he is right then I would think that would follow.


#4

Watch out for Iowa. Fran can coach and has an eye for players.


#5

I think it will be Iowa. I really like the athletic team they have and with a nice incoming recruiting class, they are going to give teams fits. After that I think PSU makes it sooner than Northwestern or Nebraska. Finally, while it is going to take a while I believe Nebraska will make it before Northwestern.


#6

Iowa is probably a season or 2 ahead of PSU in terms progress toward NCAAs. Northwestern is really the wild card, they have been solid but just not quite able to turn the corner. I would bet on Iowa but lets hope PSU jumps and grabs the NCAA bid first.