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    McDermott admits "huge mistake" from the Drake game

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    Ames, Ia. - Officials reviewed the wrong shot, Iowa State coach Greg McDermott said a day after Drake's 80-78 win against his Cyclones at Hilton Coliseum Sunday.

    And, he added, he has no one to blame but himself.

    "I made a huge mistake late in the game," McDermott said Monday morning. "I probably should have had the referees take a look at the clock - on the made shot by Drake with 4.4 seconds left.

    "Had I done that, we probably would have gotten two or three more tenths of a second (added to the clock), which the way things turned out would have been a pretty important two or three tenths of a second, so I'm not exempt from making a few mistakes as well."

    Officials reviewed the basket Cyclone Dodie Dunson made at the final horn, ruling he shot after the clock struck zeros. After watching film of the game Sunday night, McDermott wondered if a few ticks inadvertently ran off the clock before it was stopped after Al Stewart's basket with 4.4 seconds to play.

    NCAA rules say the game clock is to be stopped after baskets with 59.9 seconds or less remaining in the game.

    "I thought about it when I was watching the tape," McDermott said. "If nothing else, it would have given me a full timeout. It's something that I didn't think of, and it was a mistake that I didn't ask for a review.

    "Whether they would have put a couple tenths back on or not - who knows? But it could have been the difference.

    "All that's in the past, though. Our attention is now focused on Iowa."

    The Cyclones face the Hawkeyes at 7 p.m. Friday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, and they must play better defense to avoid being on the wrong end of a Northern Iowa-Drake-Iowa sweep.

    Iowa State, which lost 70-57 a week ago at Northern Iowa, has lost against the state's three other major teams in a season only once - under coach Tim Floyd in the 1997-98 season. That team finished with records of 12-18 overall and 5-11 in the Big 12 Conference.

    "We made far too many mistakes on the defensive end of the floor - fundamental defensive mistakes," McDermott said of the Drake game. "Part of having a good teammate is being able to cover up for your teammate when he makes a mistake.

    "That's probably the area where we're making progress at a slower rate than any other part of the game.

    "We're so concerned about where we're supposed to be, that when something breaks down for a teammate - we can't read the situation and cover up for him the way great defenses do."

    The most glaring defensive deficiencies, McDermott said, were three high lob passes that Ajay Calvin turned into dunks.

    "To Drake's credit, they really took advantage of every situation where we made a mistake defensively," McDermott said. "They really made us pay for it, both in transition and on three or four lob plays that they got layups or dunks.

    "Those were really the difference in the basketball game."

    Iowa State has a 6-2 record, while Iowa is 4-4.

    "I think coach (Steve) Alford's experiencing some of the same things that I am with my team," McDermott said. "He has a lot of new players, some of whom he's asked to play a role that they're not accustomed to.

    "We're both experiencing some of the same problems at the same time."



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    Re: McDermott admits "huge mistake" from the Drake game

    This is surprising to me. I wasn't able to watch the game, but McD seems more together than missing this.

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    Re: McDermott admits "huge mistake" from the Drake game

    While it is nice of him to shoulder some of the blame for the loss, it was the players who lost that game. Terrible defensive breakdowns lead to easy points by drake. Turn overs, primarily from Mike Taylor, cost an unknown amount of points. To say that it was his fault for not having them look at the clock is noble, but I personally don't put any blame on McD. The players need to simply play the game smarter.


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    Re: McDermott admits "huge mistake" from the Drake game

    Dang, with everything else a head coach has to do and think about during a game, you'd think one of the assistants could focus on time managment. I wouldn't hang this one on Mac alone.



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    Re: McDermott admits "huge mistake" from the Drake game

    G-Mac is hanging this one on himself and I love that.

    He expects his players to be accountable for their actions on/off the court. When mistakes are made by his players, he calls them on it.

    He understands he's not void of mistakes and when he does make one - he wants to be "called out" as well.

    He is building a great team environment in Ames!



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    Re: McDermott admits "huge mistake" from the Drake game

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    G-Mac is hanging this one on himself and I love that.

    He expects his players to be accountable for their actions on/off the court. When mistakes are made by his players, he calls them on it.

    He understands he's not void of mistakes and when he does make one - he wants to be "called out" as well.

    He is building a great team environment in Ames!
    Maybe

    I like the idea of showing your team you are not free of faults as well.

    But, in this case, I don't like that the team is sort of getting a free pass on this loss. The players lost this game and now it sounds like McD is saying,"hey, my bad". Will the team still take this loss seriously if they think some component of the loss wasn't there fault??


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    Re: McDermott admits "huge mistake" from the Drake game

    Greg's "mistake," if you want to call it that, also didn't allow Drake to set up a defense while the refs conferred. The fool Register writer ignores that point.



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    Re: McDermott admits "huge mistake" from the Drake game

    If you listened to the post-game from G-Mac, he was rather hard on his guys for playing poor defense.

    I don't think that message will be lost at all in this latest article.



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    Re: McDermott admits "huge mistake" from the Drake game

    But, in this case, I don't like that the team is sort of getting a free pass on this loss. The players lost this game and now it sounds like McD is saying,"hey, my bad". Will the team still take this loss seriously if they think some component of the loss wasn't there fault??
    Do you honestly think that's what he's telling his players behind closed doors? Or do you think the coach should join in with the fans in publicly bashing all the players after every game in which they struggle?



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    Re: McDermott admits "huge mistake" from the Drake game

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    If you listened to the post-game from G-Mac, he was rather hard on his guys for playing poor defense.

    I don't think that message will be lost at all in this latest article.
    I didn't hear the post game. Thanks for that information.

    I think we beat Iowa on Friday. I don't see any position where we don't match up well with the Hawks.


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    Re: McDermott admits "huge mistake" from the Drake game

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    Do you honestly think that's what he's telling his players behind closed doors? Or do you think the coach should join in with the fans in publicly bashing all the players after every game in which they struggle?
    I couldn't agree more. He's doing what all good coaches should do and that is take away the medias ability to blame your players. It's easier for a coach to shoulder that burdon publicly than it is for 18-20 year old kids. I highly doubt, in practice, he is telling the kids not to worry, it was all his fault.



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    Re: McDermott admits "huge mistake" from the Drake game

    I would rather lose to Drake then put our act together to beat Iowa following friday then winning over Drake and be too confident and lose against Iowa. I think this loss against Drake will help us win in Carver Hawkeye arena. This squad needs a win there. Not to mention, we need to try to rally from behind and win the cyhawk competition.



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    Re: McDermott admits "huge mistake" from the Drake game

    Quote Originally Posted by joepublic View Post
    Greg's "mistake," if you want to call it that, also didn't allow Drake to set up a defense while the refs conferred. The fool Register writer ignores that point.

    Um, we did call a time out. Drake was able to set up their defense. I'm not a huge fan of the Register, but don't make stuff up to disparage them.



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    Re: McDermott admits "huge mistake" from the Drake game

    Quote Originally Posted by Blandboy View Post
    Dang, with everything else a head coach has to do and think about during a game, you'd think one of the assistants could focus on time managment. I wouldn't hang this one on Mac alone.
    That is the kind of Coach, Greg is...

    Fans should also watch the tape, When Taylor passes to Dunston, he is immediatley jumped at, he waits for the defender to flash past..

    Then ONE DRIBBLE.. Shoots and Scores / No Dribble / We WIN!



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    Re: McDermott admits "huge mistake" from the Drake game

    Quote Originally Posted by coachdags View Post
    That is the kind of Coach, Greg is...

    Fans should also watch the tape, When Taylor passes to Dunston, he is immediatley jumped at, he waits for the defender to flash past..

    Then ONE DRIBBLE.. Shoots and Scores / No Dribble / We WIN!
    While I agree with you, if he hadn't taken a dribble then it would have been blocked and we sill would have lost. The defender was in great position to flash out in front of him. Still a gutsy play to make that shot.


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