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    Winning on the road

    In college basketball is one of the toughest things out there, regardless of the quality of opponent. UNI is not good this year and neither is ISU, but being on the road was probably the thing that swung that game.

    Also, while we all love the fun and gun system, there is an inherent problem winning on the road with the system. We saw it with Orr and we'll likely have it going on to a certain degree with Hoiberg. This is almost a certainty.

    That said, I think eventually we will have enough talent that we will be able to dictate tempo. Without depth or rebounding ability we couldn't trap and press and we couldn't get out on the break as well as I am sure we would have liked to. It's going to get old hearing it this year but we'll start to see what kind of team Fred really wants to have next season.




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    Re: Winning on the road

    I would not say ISU is not good.......their issue is depth. The pace they want to play, they will need a 9-10 man rotation. They have a 7 man rotation right now. Most of the kids didn't come off the floor in the 2nd half and wore down. Plus when the officals got the game tight, you lose your defensive agressiveness - fearing the fouls.

    I am a little fearful of the Orr days coming back where ISU is world beaters at home and struggle on the road. However i am going to reserve judgement until Fred can get an entire roster that is able to suit up and play. Having 5 kids in street clothes does not make his job easy now.

    Saturday will be a good bounce back test.



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    Re: Winning on the road

    You don't need 9-10 to play this pace. You need 7 guys in decent shape.



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    Re: Winning on the road

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    You don't need 9-10 to play this pace. You need 7 guys in decent shape.
    Did Bruce Pearl write this for you?

    You're right. It's been done, and done well, before.


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