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    Real bad luck on the road

    I figured I would make this to break the cycle of meltdown threads. One thing is true, regardless of how we play, we just can't get the Ws on the road. It seems every team we play with exception of TTech goes on a tear at the end of the game and does things they never usually do. KU had a player make every shot he threw up regardless of the situation. Crazy foul trouble and BS calls cost us a game with OSU. KSU, we got beat up, had foul trouble and a couple players just couldn't get it done. And now this game, just cursed on the road. Maybe it's in their heads but being equally frustrated as many of you. Crying in a new thread about NIT bound when we have 8 games left and a tourney solves nothing and is way too premature.
    Overall, bad luck Kobongo returned and bad luck in the crunch before overtime. Crazy year.


    Quote Originally Posted by AltHawk View Post
    Why would it? One bad game doesn't change a thing. Iowa will still be a darkhorse B1G championship contender, and Iowa State will be lucky to make the NIT.

    If you ask the basketball analysts outside the state of Iowa I think you would be surprised to hear their responses. Iowa was pegged as a preseason top 5 team by one ESPN analyst and is ranked in the vast, vast majority of preseason top 25 polls

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    Re: Real bad luck on the road

    Its not like this team is getting blown out. A lot of basketball left to play. The problem is that they really aren't very good outside of the home court. This will be a short season if that doesn't change.



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    Re: Real bad luck on the road

    We need to make our own luck and learn how to play defense and rebound when it matters. We're terrible.



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    Re: Real bad luck on the road

    I love it when a guy is 0-3 for the game and then hits two big threes in a row. ****.



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    Re: Real bad luck on the road

    Hard to rebound better then other teams when you depend on a 6'6" guy to carry you. Face it, not having a force inside like Royce is killing this team. Even if they don't score alot, it puts tons of pressure on Ejim, Niang and Clyburn to carry the load on the boards. Sometimes even Babb.


    Quote Originally Posted by AltHawk View Post
    Why would it? One bad game doesn't change a thing. Iowa will still be a darkhorse B1G championship contender, and Iowa State will be lucky to make the NIT.

    If you ask the basketball analysts outside the state of Iowa I think you would be surprised to hear their responses. Iowa was pegged as a preseason top 5 team by one ESPN analyst and is ranked in the vast, vast majority of preseason top 25 polls

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    Re: Real bad luck on the road

    Quote Originally Posted by mapnerd View Post
    I love it when a guy is 0-3 for the game and then hits two big threes in a row. ****.
    That's what I mean. And the announcer tonight made me want to throw my remote at the TV. S-T-F-U!


    Quote Originally Posted by AltHawk View Post
    Why would it? One bad game doesn't change a thing. Iowa will still be a darkhorse B1G championship contender, and Iowa State will be lucky to make the NIT.

    If you ask the basketball analysts outside the state of Iowa I think you would be surprised to hear their responses. Iowa was pegged as a preseason top 5 team by one ESPN analyst and is ranked in the vast, vast majority of preseason top 25 polls

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    Re: Real bad luck on the road

    I thought we had some pretty good luck in 2 OT. No Kabongo, no Holmes. Got an obvious out of bounds call go go our way... Hard to blame it on luck.



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    Re: Real bad luck on the road

    It's not bad luck if it happens more than twice.
    It's a way of life.


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    Re: Real bad luck on the road

    While some of Fred's coaching decisions are questionable, this is absolutely true. The likelihood of getting beat on the types of shot McClemore, Smart and whoever-the-hell-that-guy-tonight-was are slim. While I can see losing one or two of these games, losing all three is just unfortunate.



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    Re: Real bad luck on the road

    When the other team has 19 turnovers, to our 5 and the other team has taken 60 2pt attempts to our 78....and we still lose by 3, no luck there. That just screams terrible shooting choices.



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    Re: Real bad luck on the road

    Quote Originally Posted by GrayerClone View Post
    We need to make our own luck and learn how to play defense and rebound when it matters. We're terrible.
    How is it possibly helping anyone saying that we're terrible? My basketball coach said that to my team several times and it forced me to quit. Just saying that we're terrible, without any constructive criticism, isn't helpful at all


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    Re: Real bad luck on the road

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    It's not bad luck if it happens more than twice.
    It's a way of life.
    My thoughts exactly. It's not bad luck when it keeps happening time and time again. It then becomes a problem.



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    Re: Real bad luck on the road

    I don't think it was luck. LE or Floyd wins that game tonight, and probably wins at least one of the OSU/KU games. The reason is that those guys valued defense. You need to get stops on the road.

    I cringe every time we don't score down the stretch, because I just KNOW that the other team is going to score a layup or dunk.

    We run a spread offense and play soft D. That won't get it done on the road. It's a like a spread offensive team in football that can't play D or run the ball. They will probably outscore you at home, but they won't win on the road very often.



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    Re: Real bad luck on the road

    Quote Originally Posted by State43 View Post
    Hard to rebound better then other teams when you depend on a 6'6" guy to carry you. Face it, not having a force inside like Royce is killing this team. Even if they don't score alot, it puts tons of pressure on Ejim, Niang and Clyburn to carry the load on the boards. Sometimes even Babb.

    I would say the team is playing up to its roster makeup. How good can you really be with almost no inside game ( offense or defense)? We can only win by having better offense. Most teams including texas have better, bigger athletes. ISU has better shooters.



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    Re: Real bad luck on the road

    Also, we played Texas the LAST 5 minutes without their best two players. That's not luck. It's just an average team.



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