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"We thought that we could be sitting in their shoes this year. Looking at Missouri and Colorado and knowing that we beat them pretty well at our place ... if we'd have played better on the road or in a few other home games, we could have been. We had goals at the beginning of the year for the NCAAs, but the NIT could be a stepping stone for us for next year."
Getting to ‘Big Dance' Eustachy's goal for next season
Ames Tribune

"We don't want to overschedule, because the difference between 16 or 17 wins and 19 or 20 to get you into the (NCAA) Tournament is very, very small. You have to be very careful or it's going to be very difficult to get you into the postseason."
Bolstering non-conference schedule a possibility
Ames Tribune

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