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    Why can't we hold a lead?

    Are we just not mentally tough or is it their change in defense and we don't react? I think we just get complacent and part of that I think is on Fred. Just a small part I realize. I'm glad they hung in there but they make it so hard on themselves not to mention all of us sitting at home yelling at whoever will listen. GO CLONES!!!!



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    Re: Why can't we hold a lead?

    I believe we just did



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    Re: Why can't we hold a lead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I believe we just did
    And 2 games in a row at that.


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    Re: Why can't we hold a lead?

    I think it's ISUs defense that tends to go to **** more than the offense. I don't know if teams figure out the defensive gameplan and the coaches are slow to adjust, or if the players get a little fatigued and play with less effort and focus on the defensive end.



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    Re: Why can't we hold a lead?

    Quote Originally Posted by casey1973 View Post
    Are we just not mentally tough or is it their change in defense and we don't react? I think we just get complacent and part of that I think is on Fred. Just a small part I realize. I'm glad they hung in there but they make it so hard on themselves not to mention all of us sitting at home yelling at whoever will listen. GO CLONES!!!!
    You ever try to hold lead? It gets real heavy after awhile.


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    Re: Why can't we hold a lead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    I think it's ISUs defense that tends to go to **** more than the offense. I don't know if teams figure out the defensive gameplan and the coaches are slow to adjust, or if the players get a little fatigued and play with less effort and focus on the defensive end.
    WVU's comeback was all about turnovers, not our D. We turned it over 10 out of 22 possessions of the 2nd half at one point.


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    Re: Why can't we hold a lead?

    its our style, expect momentum swings,the things that makes us great on offense also makes us really sloppy at times.



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    Re: Why can't we hold a lead?

    A couple bad TO's by Babb and Korie, Will misses 3 FT's. booker's brain fart and it 's really pretty easy to see how they stayed in the game



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    Re: Why can't we hold a lead?

    yeah, pretty sure they never got the lead the second half there.


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    Re: Why can't we hold a lead?

    I'd go with the 10 turnovers in 22 straight possessions stretch in the second half this time



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    Re: Why can't we hold a lead?

    Superb Korie played the first half, WTH Korie played the second half.



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    Re: Why can't we hold a lead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnerclone View Post
    WVU's comeback was all about turnovers, not our D. We turned it over 10 out of 22 possessions of the 2nd half at one point.
    You're probably right for this game in regard to the the number of turnovers at the end.



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    Re: Why can't we hold a lead?

    That, and changing a 1-13 3 point shooting half to a 7-9 borage


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    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: Why can't we hold a lead?

    Sloppy ball handling by seniors, poor defense on the perimter, and a lack of timeouts to get your team settled down.


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