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    Defensive pressure on the guards

    At the beginning of the big run by Baylor, their guards were right up on ours. This led to a pile of turnovers and a near meltdown offensively. I can see other teams using this strategy against us all season until we can make an adjustment.



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    Re: Defensive pressure on the guards

    Our back court is young and inexperienced. They were obviously flustered by the pressure, but at the same time none of them are are overly good ball handlers.



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    Re: Defensive pressure on the guards

    I dont see this happening this year. Our guards just dont have the speed.



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    Re: Defensive pressure on the guards

    It seems obvious to me that BP just isn't going to be able to get it done. I appreciate the kid, but Diante can handle the speed and quickness of B12 guards far more effectively than BP. I think we will be seeing a lot more of Diante in the future games. He may turn the ball over, but it's better than running 75% of your offense closer to the half court line than the basket.


    Now that MBB is back, do we still have to pretend that WBB matters?

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    Re: Defensive pressure on the guards

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyP View Post
    At the beginning of the big run by Baylor, their guards were right up on ours. This led to a pile of turnovers and a near meltdown offensively. I can see other teams using this strategy against us all season until we can make an adjustment.
    This has been happening all season, at least when ISU has played non-juco competition.



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    Re: Defensive pressure on the guards

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    It seems obvious to me that BP just isn't going to be able to get it done. I appreciate the kid, but Diante can handle the speed and quickness of B12 guards far more effectively than BP. I think we will be seeing a lot more of Diante in the future games. He may turn the ball over, but it's better than running 75% of your offense closer to the half court line than the basket.
    This is exactly what some of us said before the season about Mike Taylor and were just about run off the board.




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    Re: Defensive pressure on the guards

    Yes there was nothing new yesterday. As long as a team has very athletic guards we will struggle to win.

    Up next Stephon Hannah



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    Re: Defensive pressure on the guards

    We are not a very good passing team right now. You can get by with being weak at PG if you have good passing and spacing. We aren't very good at any of that right now.



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    Re: Defensive pressure on the guards

    We aren't good at alot of things...hopefully that changes soon (i.e. next couple years) or there will be some problems.



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    Re: Defensive pressure on the guards

    Someone needs to do a poll ...Is the Iowa State guard court the worst in the big 12!

    If not which team has the worst guard court in the league.

    Looked pretty lame at Baylor boys!!!!



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    Re: Defensive pressure on the guards

    I said this in another thread, but our guys are all so physically weak that we just can't handle pressure. So many turnovers were simply the ball coming loose with a slight amount of contact, or trying to make an entry pass and our post guys can't hang on because they are getting bumped. It seems like we have been saying "we need to get in the weight room" for 3-4 years now. I hope we can recruit some guys that are physically ready to play when they arrive, and don't have to wait a couple of years before they are strong enough to play. A big guy with a huge backside would be nice on the interior as well.



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    Re: Defensive pressure on the guards

    Quote Originally Posted by tee1up View Post
    I said this in another thread, but our guys are all so physically weak that we just can't handle pressure. So many turnovers were simply the ball coming loose with a slight amount of contact, or trying to make an entry pass and our post guys can't hang on because they are getting bumped. It seems like we have been saying "we need to get in the weight room" for 3-4 years now. I hope we can recruit some guys that are physically ready to play when they arrive, and don't have to wait a couple of years before they are strong enough to play. A big guy with a huge backside would be nice on the interior as well.

    That's a great observation. Hubalek has frustrated me throughout his career with his propensity to miss an easy shot or lose the ball by getting bumped. I thought this year might be different, but he still looks too much like the old Jiri.

    Garrett and Peterson are both skinnier than your average Big 12 guard. Let's hope these guys spend more time in the weight room during the offseason. Meanwhile, there's not much more we can do other than working on passing the ball and using our height to create mismatches.



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    Re: Defensive pressure on the guards

    wish brister would've stayed now



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    Re: Defensive pressure on the guards

    Quote Originally Posted by tee1up View Post
    I hope we can recruit some guys that are physically ready to play when they arrive, and don't have to wait a couple of years before they are strong enough to play.
    My hope is more that we can keep guys long enough to develope, so that when we start the year we are starting with developed experience rather than expecting freshmen or juco's to go from day one. There aren't that many Eric Gordon's in the world, thus why he was ranked so highly. Most teams that start a Freshmen don't have to start with all new people as running mates and bench support, so they aren't exposed to as many minutes as we are exposing out freshmen.



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    Re: Defensive pressure on the guards

    Our team has struggled all season when opposing teams put constant pressure on our guards. That is why we lost some early games and also why we got beat by 35 at Drake. I have been SHOCKED at the lack of pressure opponents have given us. ISU plays pretty well when they aren't pressured. Now that we are in conference play, I expect teams to pressure us a lot more. If they don't, we have a great chance of winning.



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