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    Does this team have a weakness?

    We've struggled with UM and UI at home. We struggled with BYU on the road. We struggled with UNI on a neutral court.
    I'm asking this as an honest question, hoping people with a higher basketball IQ can tell me more about this team. They are 8-0 (and I'm as happy as anyone about that) but they are going to be required to buy me a defibrillator if this keeps up.
    Is it height? Speed? What? I think we have proven that it is not depth.
    Help!



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    Re: Does this team have a weakness?

    Biggest weakness is we don't have a weakness.



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    Re: Does this team have a weakness?

    Sloppiness in the first half of every game. That's a weakness.



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    Re: Does this team have a weakness?

    Getting off to slow starts and FREE THROWS!


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    Re: Does this team have a weakness?

    Lousy free throw shooters



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    Re: Does this team have a weakness?

    Exactly slow starts and freethrows



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    Re: Does this team have a weakness?

    Defense.



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    Re: Does this team have a weakness?

    Post depth. Causes lapses of effort due to foul trouble and being winded.

    Defense-at times there are miscommunication and the team loses who they see suppose to guard. Transition defense is lacking.

    FT-what's the point of getting fouled if you can't make the other team pay.

    Offense-gets stagnant at times. Lots of standing dribbling instead of moving bodies and the ball.



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    Re: Does this team have a weakness?

    Only played one on the road game?



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    Re: Does this team have a weakness?

    There are several weaknesses and areas for improvement, which is true for any team. Free throw shooting comes immediately to mind. But the mark of any great person, team, organization, etc. is recognizing those weaknesses and knowing how to work on improving and/or planning around them.



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    Re: Does this team have a weakness?

    Depth, height, free throws as of lately.



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    Re: Does this team have a weakness?

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorCy View Post
    Defense.
    Agree. I think we struggle to guard at times. Bigger teams like Iowa and BYU have pounded us on the boards with a lot of offensive put-backs, too.



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    Re: Does this team have a weakness?

    I'd say it's a combination of getting off to slow starts, FT shooting and sliiiiightly some of the 3 point shooting isn't as consistent between games as previous years so far. (it's good but has been better in other years)



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    Re: Does this team have a weakness?

    Quote Originally Posted by JJ4ISU View Post
    Agree. I think we struggle to guard at times. Bigger teams like Iowa and BYU have pounded us on the boards with a lot of offensive put-backs, too.
    I think it's only when those bigs are actually athletic. Auburn has a 7 foot starter and he was not a problem for us at all.



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    Re: Does this team have a weakness?

    My one frustration is that we often don't rotate with the other team's best shooter and give open looks at the three. I suspect this is partly because of our push to own the defensive boards and put a quick rush down the floor, but there have been far too many clean looks at three.

    If we can clean that up and our tendency to leave the back door open to the hoop, our defense will improve even more than it already has.

    My expectations for this team were borderline NCAA - it looks as if we're already one foot in the door before the new year. Great season so far, and our potential is much higher than our performances to this point!


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