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    Observations from Texas game!

    Just a few observations from this game:

    This was a good win for Iowa State. This Texas team is not very good, expecially since Brown never played the last 15 + minutes.

    Not having a point guard is so critical. We will not be able to close out games, you just as well get used to it. If White brings the ball up, expect the "Hack A Shaq." White looks awful at the line, sometimes he dribbles, sometime he does not. LOL,classic!

    Chris Allen does nothing to help this team win. He looks to get his shots and is not a facilitator at all. I rather watch Bubu struggle at times than watch Allen take a contested shots, most of them off-balanced on a step-back.

    I love Royce White's game, but he lacks fudmantals big time, and it pisses me off how he does not hustle 85% of the game. He is so skilled, but just one of those guys that will never dominate because he just doesn't have the mentality.

    Chris Babb is a winner. I love how hard he plays, ecpecially on the defensive end. He is constantly in a good stance and worked hard tonight defending their perimiter playerss coming off screens.

    Booker was impressive, but has to learn that he can't allow a guy to back him down that deep. When the post player catches, he needs to be straight up. He has a horrible tendency to chop down on the shooters arm. He is very skilled and can really spread the court with his ability to score from the arc. Could be a big piece to the puzzle.


    Rick Barnes is a hell of a coach. This team was a bunch of freshman and one lone senior in the second half. They played hard. He holds his players accountable. He makes them play with intensity and is not afraid to get after them. There is a level of accountability he expects and if they don't give it, he pulls them out. I wish Fred would be more like that. White didn't hustle after several balls and he didn't ever say anything to him. That's the differnce is being a good or great team, until Fred holds these guys accountable, we will not take the next step.



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    Re: Observations from Texas game!

    I think ou are wrong about Royce. It's too early to judge him.



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    Re: Observations from Texas game!

    Really, that's what you have to say about White tonight? You need to study some basketball before you come in and make yourself look silly again.



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    Re: Observations from Texas game!

    You lost me at "Rick Barnes is a hell of a coach"



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    Re: Observations from Texas game!

    What is it going to take for this team to get the idiots who have no clue how basketball is played to just shut the **** up and disappear.

    I am so tired of you people complaining after wins.



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    Re: Observations from Texas game!

    There was one play where he blatantly didn't hustle. The one where Brown boned the layup...LOL. But other than that I was very pleased with his game tonight. Especially after battling the flu.

    EDIT: Need work at the line. Great win to start off the Big12 season.



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    Re: Observations from Texas game!

    Need to practice FTs and pray for chemistry in the 2nd half.



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    Re: Observations from Texas game!

    So true about Allen. Does not make good decisions at all. We were thin at PG before, well really didn't have a "real" PG except for Bubu and now he is hurt. Bubu gave it his best in the 1st half but in the second he didn't look good and looked like he may have re-injured the wrist too ... not good.



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    Re: Observations from Texas game!

    Can you losers just go away. Royce White will NEVER dominate are you serious? We won the game I thought, may be Im wrong? You guys who know nothing about basketball come in after a nice win and Crap all over it. The guys played hard tonight give them some credit. Wow Im ashamed to have you losers support our team.



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    Re: Observations from Texas game!

    FT shooting is contagious, good and bad, I agree about Allen, his shot selection needs much improvment, disagree wholeheartedly about White. One play he didn't hustle. Looked like he thought the ISU guard was going to get the ball, but he's a nightmare for teams to matchup with. Nice win to start Big XII play, should have been a bigger point spread, but I will take it.


    Go Cyclones!!

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    Re: Observations from Texas game!

    Sorry Royce wasn't sweating buckets after the game, shame on him.



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    Re: Observations from Texas game!

    Great thread! Please make another one titled...ISU WILL NOT WIN A FOOTBALL GAME NEXT SEASON...HERE IS WHY. Then give us more expert analysis. GO AWAY! Cyclone fans enjoy this victory!!! It was a good one! Go CLONES!


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    Re: Observations from Texas game!

    Booker was a damn man.



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    Re: Observations from Texas game!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ames View Post
    Booker was a damn man.
    YES HE WAS!!!



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    Re: Observations from Texas game!

    So, stats don't lie:

    Chapman from Texas career highs:
    7-9 from the field, 5-7 ft's, 14 rebounds, 4 offensive - 19 total points. 1 block, 2 tunovers, 0 assists
    White's line:
    3-6 from the field. 8-17 ft's, 6 rebounds, 1 offensive, 14 total points. 1 block, 4 turnovers, 2 assists.

    That's the head to head matchup of one of the worst big guys in the league. Say what you want, but far from dominant like you guys think!



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