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    Hoiberg's keys to beating Texas Tech

    Fred talks about going back on the road to face Texas Tech, improving on the offensive glass, and Melvin Ejim's solid play this season.

    CFTV: Hoiberg talks Texas Tech | News | Men's Basketball | Cyclone Fanatic



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    Re: Hoiberg's keys to beating Texas Tech

    Guards need to box out. It will be interesting to see whether ISU fixes that problem or TT exploits it...


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    Re: Hoiberg's keys to beating Texas Tech

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Guards need to box out. It will be interesting to see whether ISU fixes that problem or TT exploits it...
    Yep. Fred explicitly stated in his Monday conference that guards not getting a body on someone was one of the issues with rebounding in the WVU and TCU games. He also said there were some unlucky bounces in the TCU game, which although true, you usually do not hear the coach saying that.



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    Re: Hoiberg's keys to beating Texas Tech

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Guards need to box out. It will be interesting to see whether ISU fixes that problem or TT exploits it...

    Seems to be a bigger problem than just the guards. Everyone seems to be playing hard on offense and defense, but relying on athleticism to get some rebounds we might not get otherwise, but not focusing enough on rebounding position. Lots of times, we are just clearing out and going down court after our shots. Or, we are letting their bigs get inside position for easy offensive rebounds and put-back shots. I haven't thought the guards not boxing out was much worse of a problem than our bigs not boxing out.

    We are doing okay anyway, but it is one of those areas where improvement could take us to the next level. We are going to need to be a much better rebounding team.



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    Re: Hoiberg's keys to beating Texas Tech

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    I haven't thought the guards not boxing out was much worse of a problem than our bigs not boxing out.

    We are doing okay anyway, but it is one of those areas where improvement could take us to the next level. We are going to need to be a much better rebounding team.
    This dynamic is somewhat analogous to teams blitzing us on offense in football. If we do not rebound well enough to exploit them attacking the glass with our transition game, the more teams will attack the glass. In that way I kind of agree, because if we are forced to completely commit more resources to the defensive boards, they have already won.

    Really, it is a fine line. The guards need to do a better job at chipping before leaking out. The bigs (Booker and Gibson) need to forget going for blocks and starting owning the boards regardless of numbers. A little better defense to prevent disadvantageous rotations would help too.



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    Re: Hoiberg's keys to beating Texas Tech

    It's a good game to try and fix these problems. Hopefully the guys can figure it out in time for Saturday. We'll need to rebound well against Purple Kansas and the rest of the upper-Big12.



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    Re: Hoiberg's keys to beating Texas Tech

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    keys to beating Texas Tech

    arrive safely with at least 5 players.



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    Re: Hoiberg's keys to beating Texas Tech

    for the record, kenpom.com has TCU at #258 and TTU at #262.

    Tech is much better offensively than TCU (234 vs 329), but still not good.

    They are a much worse defensive team (276 vs 116). And they play at a pace similar to us, rather than glacially like TCU.

    So this game should be up in the 70's, and we shouldn't have any problem scoring the ball. I predict that we make Tech look like a good offensive team for a while, then get stingy on defense late in the game and pull away to a 82-67 win.



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    Re: Hoiberg's keys to beating Texas Tech

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    for the record, kenpom.com has TCU at #258 and TTU at #262.

    Tech is much better offensively than TCU (234 vs 329), but still not good.

    They are a much worse defensive team (276 vs 116). And they play at a pace similar to us, rather than glacially like TCU.

    So this game should be up in the 70's, and we shouldn't have any problem scoring the ball. I predict that we make Tech look like a good offensive team for a while, then get stingy on defense late in the game and pull away to a 82-67 win.

    There is no room for your so-called "facts" here.



    I think you are right. Their style of play definitely plays into the Cyclones' hands.


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    Re: Hoiberg's keys to beating Texas Tech

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    for the record, kenpom.com has TCU at #258 and TTU at #262.

    Tech is much better offensively than TCU (234 vs 329), but still not good.

    They are a much worse defensive team (276 vs 116). And they play at a pace similar to us, rather than glacially like TCU.

    So this game should be up in the 70's, and we shouldn't have any problem scoring the ball. I predict that we make Tech look like a good offensive team for a while, then get stingy on defense late in the game and pull away to a 82-67 win.
    I was thinking along these lines as well. I think we'll probably come out slow, maybe only be up by a few at half, then explode to beat them by about twenty.



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    Re: Hoiberg's keys to beating Texas Tech

    Got a bad vibe about this Tech game. Hope I'm wrong!!



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    Re: Hoiberg's keys to beating Texas Tech

    I think we just need to score more points. That should do it



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    Re: Hoiberg's keys to beating Texas Tech

    Quote Originally Posted by hexodat64 View Post
    I think we just need to score more points. That should do it
    While scoring more points is nice it doesn't 100% guarantee victory. I think if we hold them to less points than we score we have a good chance.



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