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    Re: After the first real opponent, what do you think?

    I think Lucious can go back to MSU for all I care



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    Re: After the first real opponent, what do you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by DhaCheann View Post
    I think Lucious can go back to MSU for all I care
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    Re: After the first real opponent, what do you think?

    It looked like some of our guys had trouble adjusting to the speed of the game which isn't surprising.

    Lucious has some skills. He needs to bring the focus and tenacity to both ends of the floor. I was encouraged to see him get after it on defense even when he was playing poorly offensively.

    Clyburn is slower than I thought he was going to be. His stroke will come around. I'd like to see him shoot some pull up 15-17 footers. He likes to force the issue going baseline and Fred mentioned that as a strength, so I'm expecting him to start finishing those.


    We will be fine. One of the great things about basketball is seeing a team find its identity as the season progresses. We're much closer to that point than we were at this time last season.

    Tyrus and Ejim are going to have great years.



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    Re: After the first real opponent, what do you think?

    Very impressed with the offensive rebounding. I think the team has improved on their two main weaknesses last year -- interior defense and offensive rebounding. I really like what Ejim, Niang, and Clyburn can do on the offensive glass, especially tracking down long rebounds from missed threes. If Clyburn was as quick and strong as some of you expect him to be, he would be in the NBA now. He's fine. That kind of height with handle and 3-pt shooting is pretty rare in college bball. It's why so many teams have to play 3 guards.I wasn't worried about PG play last year, and am much, much, more worried about it this year. Lucious wasn't as good as Allen at Mich State and I doubt he'll be as good as Allen at Iowa State, and he's in a far more important role.IMO, they will be 2nd-3rd in the Big 12 if Lucious can find a way to put up a 2:1 AST:TO ratio and shoot 35% from 3. I'd take 1.5:1 and 33% in a heartbeat though.



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    Re: After the first real opponent, what do you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by acoustimac View Post
    If you don't make free throws you don't win. Our starting five should hit 80% or better. The guards should be 85%. Or better. Fred s the perfect example.
    Those are absurd expectations. The team was 75% last night minus Niang, and 75% is great. Niang just has to shoot better.



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    Re: After the first real opponent, what do you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    Those are absurd expectations. The team was 75% last night minus Niang, and 75% is great. Niang just has to shoot better.
    Yep. I don't think people realize that even the best free throw shooting teams average 70-75%



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    Re: After the first real opponent, what do you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by DhaCheann View Post
    I think Lucious can go back to MSU for all I care



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    Re: After the first real opponent, what do you think?

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    Re: After the first real opponent, what do you think?

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    Re: After the first real opponent, what do you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    It means you had just an okay season. You make the NCAA Tournament and win your first game, but lose the second. Making The Tourney is good, but losing the first weekend really sucks. Not making it out of the round of 32 isn't that impressive.
    Standards might be a tad high there don't you think?
    I mean I could see that if the team was a yearly selection but we're still a work in progress.



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    Re: After the first real opponent, what do you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    Overall, I wasn't too displeased. We didn't play very well, and still were right in the game outside of the first 10 min in the 2nd half.

    Certainly we have some things to clean up, but I think that's always going to be the case when you are relying heavily on first year transfers. Lucious and Clyburn are two key components and they looked a little (or a lot) rusty, but you can also see that they have some skills.

    Overall, Babb is still working back into the mix. Our first 3 off the bench, look like they could easily be starters and a couple of them may end up being so in the near future.

    It sucks to lose, but I think we'll be fine.

    Especially in the B12, which appears to be horrible this year. The conference will very likely go 0-5 today, with some blowouts in there.
    ISU has a long road ahead. When you have 9 or 10 turnovers in a game...you have a tough time winning. ISU seems alright...I think they should be in that 4 0r 5 spot in big 12. We just need to work on those 8 or 9 footers! Can't miss those!



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    Re: After the first real opponent, what do you think?

    How has no one mentioned how bad Babb played? 1-4 shooting. 1 rebound. 3 points. He also guarded Kilpatrick the majority of the game who scored 32 pts. Babb has been awful so far.



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    Re: After the first real opponent, what do you think?

    This team is going to be in the sweet16. I know this because I am brilliant when it comes to these things. And if I'm wrong, I'll say I never said it. And when somebody calls me out and bumps this thread, I'm going to claim I made the post when I was drinking.



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    Re: After the first real opponent, what do you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by nallen34 View Post
    How has no one mentioned how bad Babb played? 1-4 shooting. 1 rebound. 3 points. He also guarded Kilpatrick the majority of the game who scored 32 pts. Babb has been awful so far.
    Did you watch the games? If you did, you'd know that Kilpatrick scored most of his points in transition, he also had 16 FT's that game as well. Oh and he also held UNLV's Reinhardt, their best shooter, to 2 points on 0-4 shooting. Yes, his offense wasn't very good but he's always been inconsistent. We need him to be that shut down defender, which he has been for the most part this year.



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