Having a hard time framing it that way. You see, Iowa presented a real test for ISU, possibly the best team they've faced so far (no, I'm not kidding). While they won, they looked extremely average doing so. I'm more in the party that thinks ISU didn't play their best game, but Iowa had a hand in making it that way. They (Iowa) were able to poke holes in a poor defensive scheme all night long. Missed a lot of open shots, especially at the end with McCabe missing the 3, followed by several missed put-back attempts due to ISU not being able to rebound the ball. A win is great, like I said, but my outlook is bleak until I see ISU finally play a complete game again.
Ha. We're 8-0 with some of the best early season wins in the country and your outlook is bleak.
Rewatch the game. After you do you will feel a lot better. I do not know if it was being overconfident or what, but the mistakes we made that led to much of Iowa's success were laughable. Iowa was hyped while we at times were almost lazy. I think these past two games will help Fred to get these guys to refocus.
Seemed like Kane was pressing a lot more than in other games and wasn't really a huge factor in the game, kind of similar to how Lucious looked against the Hoks last year.
Ignore the fact that Kane has been one of the most impressive players at the point in the country this year - we have been spoiled by that. Almost any team in the country would be pleased with their point guard dishing out nine assists against only one turnover, one steal and three rebounds even if he only scored five points. That's still quality play out of the point guard position.
Short story: 9 assists to 1 turnover is a huge factor in a game.
"There are five real good recruits in the state. We got three of them. One couldn’t get into school, and the other went to (the University of) Iowa...which is about the same thing." - Coach Johnny Orr
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