The question now is:
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 177,409, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    snowcraig2.0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Posts
    7,494
    Points
    177,409
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 533
    Given: 82

    The question now is:

    Did the team turn a corner at halftime of the game heading to some good things, or is it a sign of a bad ISU team that needed a miracle to beat another bad team in Hilton?

    I am of course hoping its the former, not the later. My brain however, is afraid its more of the later than the former.



  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 407,969, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 62.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    61,068
    Points
    407,969
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 874
    Given: 607

    Re: The question now is:

    I do not think we have played our best basketball yet.


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 177,409, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    snowcraig2.0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Posts
    7,494
    Points
    177,409
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 533
    Given: 82

    Re: The question now is:

    I hope you are right.



  4. #4
    Recruit Achievements:
    Veteran1000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    83
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: The question now is:

    If we continue to share the basketball, and keep the turnovers down then we will be allright.

    If the offense goes back to throwing the ball into Jiri so he can force a shot, then have Craig shoot a three, then watch Wes take two dribbles and shoot a contested three, then watch Rahshon get frustrated, and force a shot, all the while Brian stands on the perimeter, because he can't beat anyone off the dribble.......Then not so much



  5. #5
    Rookie
    Points: 27,055, Level: 50
    Level completed: 51%, Points required for next Level: 495
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    SLCyclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    576
    Points
    27,055
    Level
    50
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 47

    Re: The question now is:

    OK, I am going to predict it now:

    ISU beats KSU in the final home game of the season. Hilton Magic at it best! A fond farewell to Rashon Clark!



  6. #6
    All-Star
    Points: 24,523, Level: 47
    Level completed: 98%, Points required for next Level: 27
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    chrishull14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Cyclone City
    Posts
    1,011
    Points
    24,523
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 7
    Given: 3

    Re: The question now is:

    I think last year and this year can be completely thrown out. The shear number of players that left the program in two years is staggering. It doesn't matter what the reason was for each, the number alone could kill a program. I think the fact that we are competitive in most games is a tribute to Coach Mac and his staff, and also Jiri and Rahshon. Last year was year one for Coach, and this year is year one too.

    Hopefully, the guys are starting to get things headed the right direction. But, I don't think Wes will be 100% until next year, so we will probably be inconsistent. It would be great to win a game or two in K.C.



  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 271,696, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    isuno1fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Clive, Iowa
    Posts
    17,533
    Points
    271,696
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 165
    Given: 38

    Re: The question now is:

    Quote Originally Posted by SLCyclone View Post
    OK, I am going to predict it now:

    ISU beats KSU in the final home game of the season. Hilton Magic at it best! A fond farewell to Rashon Clark!

    Already predicted that in the will we in more than 1 more game thread today. Get in line!



  8. #8
    Speechless
    Points: 261,192, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    BryceC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    16,868
    Points
    261,192
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 240
    Given: 0

    Re: The question now is:

    I think that the halftime adjustment of going with four guards was the difference in the game.




  9. #9
    All-Star
    Points: 15,850, Level: 38
    Level completed: 25%, Points required for next Level: 600
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    shildreth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    1,150
    Points
    15,850
    Level
    38
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 33

    Re: The question now is:

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I think that the halftime adjustment of going with four guards was the difference in the game.
    ABSOLUTELY!! Much better than the 4 F lineup we have been going with.


    '00 Grad
    "Can I borrow your towel, my car just hit a water buffalo" Erwin Fletcher

  10. #10
    Speechless
    Points: 734,626, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 63.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Cyclonepride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    A pineapple under the sea
    Posts
    48,988
    Points
    734,626
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,145
    Given: 1,023

    Re: The question now is:

    I feel like it could be neither. The team has some quality moments, but are inconsistent, as a reasonable person would expect with a second year team with massive turnover. I think every positive is a step in the right direction, and Saturday's improbable come from behind win was definitely that.



  11. #11
    Speechless
    Points: 879,740, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 47.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    CycloneErik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Jamerica
    Posts
    57,647
    Points
    879,740
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,948
    Given: 2,359

    Re: The question now is:

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I feel like it could be neither. The team has some quality moments, but are inconsistent, as a reasonable person would expect with a second year team with massive turnover. I think every positive is a step in the right direction, and Saturday's improbable come from behind win was definitely that.

    Funny, I think it could be both, with the youthful inconsistency.



  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 95,449, Level: 96
    Level completed: 20%, Points required for next Level: 1,601
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    tejasclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    5,929
    Points
    95,449
    Level
    96
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 176
    Given: 122

    Re: The question now is:

    There has been quite a bit of mental self-gratification around here after victories. Everyone was ready to say the team turned a corner with a good performance against Texas last weekend, then we laid an egg against Oklahoma and followed that with the worst one half of basketball in Iowa State basketball history...at home no less. This was a nice come-from-behind victory to give this team some badly needed confidence, but we will continue to struggle on the road, and any more wins I think will be few and far between.

    Would be nice to bag those fat kats in the last game of the year. Haven't beaten them in a while, plus it would help give this team some momentum heading into the offseason if they can finally give Mac a win over a ranked team.



  13. #13
    Speechless
    Points: 185,180, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ajk4st8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    15,553
    Points
    185,180
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 246
    Given: 613

    Re: The question now is:

    A win at TT would do a LOT as far as our confidence.



  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 131,534, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    cyismydog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    6,353
    Points
    131,534
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 14
    Given: 10

    Re: The question now is:

    I think this team may have turned a corner, and it looked like in the 2nd half they finally bought into GMac's offense. I think they finally "get" it.



  15. #15
    Starter
    Points: 16,354, Level: 38
    Level completed: 88%, Points required for next Level: 96
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Waukon, Iowa
    Posts
    681
    Points
    16,354
    Level
    38
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 13
    Given: 0

    Re: The question now is:

    IMO the "turn around" at halftime came because the COACH was able to get his guys settled down and refocused. Then, and this is the BIG factor, they hit their first 3 shots and the biggest crowd of the season took over. Hilton Magic took the Nebbie rookies completely out of the game. If the Cyclones had hit their first 3 shots of the game, I'm guessing it never would have been that ugly. LE would describe this team as very fragile, and I would agree. Inexperienced guard court, questionable leadership from everyone except Clark. When one guy they are counting on doesn't come through, whether from illness, injury, or inexperience the wheels fall off.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Mediacom 22
  • HOOPS: Iowa State vs. Drake
  • December 20, 2014
  • 04:00 PM