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    Who would have thought these numbers were possible

    ...prior to the start of the B12 season.

    A few final conference stats of note for ISU:

    - 4th in scoring defense (KU, KSU, A&M)
    - 3rd in scoring margin ((KU, MU)
    - 1st in 3-pt FG% defense
    - 2nd in rebounds (KU)
    - 4th in rebound margin (KU, KSU, Baylor)
    - 2nd in defense rebounds (KU)
    - 1st in defense rebound %

    We all knew we'd score. The improvement we made in these areas compared to the first month of the season and/or expectations is pretty incredible.



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    Re: Who would have thought these numbers were possible

    Love the defensive rebounding % stat.



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    Re: Who would have thought these numbers were possible

    Quote Originally Posted by HuddleUp View Post
    ...prior to the start of the B12 season.

    A few final conference stats of note for ISU:

    - 4th in scoring defense (KU, KSU, A&M)
    - 3rd in scoring margin ((KU, MU)
    - 1st in 3-pt FG% defense
    - 2nd in rebounds (KU)
    - 4th in rebound margin (KU, KSU, Baylor)
    - 2nd in defense rebounds (KU)
    - 1st in defense rebound %

    We all knew we'd score. The improvement we made in these areas compared to the first month of the season and/or expectations is pretty incredible.
    Not bad for a bunch of guys that just wave their arms around!

    In reality the difference in this team form the Drake game to the start of the Big 12 was very impressive. They are still not great on defense, but against Drake they were absolutely lost.



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    Re: Who would have thought these numbers were possible

    Someone smarter than me said early in the year our guys were thinking too much on defense---they weren't sure when to switch on screens and when not to. He said he didn't think it was lack of effort, but they just didn't know. They've certainly learned.



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    Re: Who would have thought these numbers were possible

    This definitely proves that there is too much knee-jerk reactions (both ways) when it comes to message boards



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    Re: Who would have thought these numbers were possible

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCloned View Post
    Not bad for a bunch of guys that just wave their arms around!

    In reality the difference in this team form the Drake game to the start of the Big 12 was very impressive. They are still not great on defense, but against Drake they were absolutely lost.
    That's funny. I was thinking the same thing. Also doesn't appear that all we care about is "getting out on the break and jacking up 3's"!



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    Re: Who would have thought these numbers were possible

    Pretty good numbers.
    I am not sure it necessarily disproves critics like Gottlieb. We are usually good at defense when we want to be.



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    Re: Who would have thought these numbers were possible

    Quote Originally Posted by HuddleUp View Post
    ...prior to the start of the B12 season.

    A few final conference stats of note for ISU:

    - 4th in scoring defense (KU, KSU, A&M)
    - 3rd in scoring margin ((KU, MU)
    - 1st in 3-pt FG% defense
    - 2nd in rebounds (KU)
    - 4th in rebound margin (KU, KSU, Baylor)
    - 2nd in defense rebounds (KU)
    - 1st in defense rebound %


    We all knew we'd score. The improvement we made in these areas compared to the first month of the season and/or expectations is pretty incredible.
    This is what sticks out to me. As John Wooden always taught, rebounding is one of the most important aspects of the game.



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    Re: Who would have thought these numbers were possible

    Quote Originally Posted by marothisu View Post
    This is what sticks out to me. As John Wooden always taught, rebounding is one of the most important aspects of the game.
    As is remembering to pay your players in a timely and secretive manner.



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    Re: Who would have thought these numbers were possible

    I noticed during the Kansas State game that we were playing outstanding defense. We were in the faces of all their players, leaving no breathing room to get good shots up. I love it. You can tell that was Fred's motive all season in his post game interviews always talking about the defense first. And let's just take a moment to admire what Babb did all season. Just amazing how he could shut down opposing teams best players. Made a HUGE difference in a lot of games.



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