Hard to rebound when 9 people on the court are going one direction and you are going the other. He does have a good view of the game though.
It's also hard to rebound when you are in foul trouble (like he was in many of the early games) or when the other team goes short, like Villanova did, and you're not on the court. Look at it this way: Ejim did a real good job in the game against Iowa last year, right? (He played a total of 13 minutes and fouled out) Due to a lot of factors like these, Woodbury is only on the floor an average of 15 minutes per game. Not much time to amass much of any statistic. (Being a center myself, I'm partial to big guys)
The pros are giving ISU around a 9 point advantage. If you are trying to predict the future, it is always wise to examine the past. Historically, virtually no competitor comes into Hilton and leaves with a victory!!! That is the bottom line. No question, this will be a major test for both programs. The winner will move up in the rankings. The loser may fall out and the first 15 minutes may tell the tale in this one. Remember, you canít score if you donít have the ball. If Melvin, Dustin and DeAndre deliver another warrior like rebounding effort, it is advantage ISU. We canít forget that this Cyclone team has a lot of weapons and the team will be likely to play the way they have practiced. You better believe this powerful playmaking band of brothers are tough as nails!!! Dustin, DeAndre, Georges, Melvin, Matt, Monte and Naz will come in as a fully focused TEAM with a shared will to win! Add in Sherron Dorsey-Walker and Daniel Edozie and we should be able to move some mountains. Hilton Magic will be shaking the floor and the University of Iowa with Hilton winning the six man award for the night! Go Cyclones!
Actually, on the sites I see (Tout House, SB Forum) are picking Iowa State by 3.5. Should be a good game.
For seeding and Bracketology going into the NCAA tournament which for the Cyclones their SOS looks great but if Iowa gets in they will look at their SOS and see their weak early schedule and this will put them in lower seed.
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