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    Post problems at ISU

    I know a lot of guys are complaining, but look at who ISU has to play the post:

    Yuri-has height but very weak, likes to play outside, missed the first 6 games because of suspention. (that can't help)

    Marsten- better strength, less offensive skills, has Mono and may never be back to full speed this year. Not a great player, but definately ISUs best post defender

    Grey- decent outside shot, sometimes hustles, not often, very thin and weak. Has no business defending in the post.

    Cory Johnson-has a bigger body but is 6' 7" , not a very good defender yet, at least tried to post up inside.

    The bottom line is these are the guys GMac has to work with. Most would be servicable forward, none are the post up guy that can control the post area. It isn't there fault, it isn't GMac's fault. Go to the games, cheer for the guys that are playing for ISU, next year will be better.



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    Then I do not think a man to man will work when you have such a weak inside game. We have to admit that McD coaching style needs at least one productive inside person. If not, it will be a LONG Season. Alek Marics of Nebraska can hardly wait.


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    CFH HMagic bball season next year.
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    Re: Post problems at ISU

    Give McDermott at least two more years... we'll be very, very competitive...



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    Re: Post problems at ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Then I do not think a man to man will work when youn have such a weak inside game. We have to admit that McD coaching style needs at least oine productive inside person. If not, it will be a LONG Season. Alek Marics of Nebraska can hardly wait.
    I was at that game last year where we made Maric look like an All American... Terrible, terrible memories.... Even though the zone was just terrible last year, actually sickening is a more effective word, I wouldn't mind making ppl shoot over us in a zone this year. Tayler and Cmac are pretty quick, so it might work...



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    Re: Post problems at ISU

    Remember when Marsden was burned umpteen times last year? The coaches then spent a whole practice having him front the big man for the other team. It made no difference. Can we just foul someone who has an easy shot, Bigs? It is not like you are not replaceable from what I can see. Our forwards only did okay against Iowa.


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    1987 ISU vs. Iowa - Lafester Rhodes scores 54

    From Cyclones.com, a Night to Remember:

    It was a night that would inspire the average Iowan to remember where they were and what they were doing. The night was Dec. 19, 1987. The place was sold-out Hilton Coliseum. The star was Lafester Rhodes. If you are a Cyclone fan, it was a game for the ages. If you bleed black and gold, it was a night that will live in infamy. Either way, the game was arguably the greatest and most exciting ever played in the state of Iowa.
    Clone Zone members can watch clips of both games by clicking on the video links above. Interested in being a Clone Zone member? For just $8.95 a month or $79.95 annually, fans can view classic games, live events, player/coach interviews, game replays and other features from inside Cyclone athletics.

    The matchup had it all, with it almost taking on mythic-like proportions. No. 7 Iowa vs. No. 20 Iowa State. Rosters laden with future NBA players (four for Iowa: Roy Marble, Bill Jones, B.J. Armstrong, Ed Horton and two for Iowa State: Jeff Grayer and Victor Alexander.) Both teams reaching the century mark. And Rhodes posting the greatest offensive output by any Division I athlete in the state of Iowa, pouring in 54 points to help ISU beat the Hawkeyes 102-100 in overtime.
    For the gangly 6-8 Rhodes, he could not have picked a better coming out party than against the intrastate rival Hawkeyes. The Memphis, Tenn., native spent his first three seasons as a Cyclone on the bench. But when it came down to his final season, the Cyclones were searching for a center after the graduation of Sam Hill and the loss of Daryl Spinks. Iowa State head coach Johnny Orr let Rhodes have his chance.
    Heading into the game, Rhodes had already showed signs of brilliance in previous contests. The center, with his agility, quickness and leaping ability, soon found his niche as the Cyclones pivotman. Against the Hawks, Rhodes was Mr. Everything, making shots from all corners of the arena for an incredible 20-for-31 shooting performance. Rhodes also canned 9-of-12 free throw attempts, made 5-of-8 3-pointers, dished out fi ve assists and grabbed a game-high 14 boards. Rhodes played all 45 minutes committing only one turnover to produce one of the greatest lines in college basketball history.
    “They left me open, so I just kept taking the shots,” Rhodes said. “Coach Orr told me that if they were going to leave me open like that, I should keep on taking the shots.”
    And taking shots is what Rhodes did. Two of his shots came at the most opportune time. One occurred at the end of the first half. As time was running down, Rhodes launched a 29-footer from the top of the key to put ISU up at intermission 50-49. The other was a soft jumper in the overtime period that pushed the Cyclones ahead for good at the :24 mark.
    “I can’t sum up my feelings about what Lafester did,” Orr said. “I have never had a player do anything like that.”
    Rhodes’ 54 points is still an Iowa State and Hilton Coliseum record and is the fourth-best in Big Eight/12 Conference history. Rhodes, who earned second-team all-Big Eight honors, ended the year with a 22.5 ppg scoring average, helping ISU to a 20-12 record and an NCAA Tournament berth.


    CFH HMagic bball season next year.
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