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    I like the look of this basketball team...

    Some may not agree, but I personally like the look of this basketball team. They are fun to watch, run the court, shoot and are two plays away from being undefeated. Some said McD could not change from his half court game he ran at UNI, well he has changed, adapted and is playing a fun brand of basketball. The team is improving and there are good things ahead in my op.



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    Re: I like the look of this basketball team...

    I agree, they just need to learn how to put away teams. That will be extremely important when the teams we play get better and the games are very tight.



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    Re: I like the look of this basketball team...

    Need to get more athletic but I don't hate the look of the team. We've got some nice players, a lot of role players surrounded by a star in Brackins. When DG plays well this team will be OK. I hate our dependency on the three point shot but that's just the way it is this year. I like our two additions next year who are signed.



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    Re: I like the look of this basketball team...

    Well said. McD will be the coach for atleast 5 years. He will be given time by Pollard. It was a bold move to make the change on his part and a lot for him rides on that move. There is something there with this team they just have learn to put it all together.


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    Re: I like the look of this basketball team...

    I like the future of this team, with more experience and a couple of key recruits added in. This year will be tough but I think we have the foundation of a good team for the next couple years.



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    Re: I like the look of this basketball team...

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    Need to get more athletic but I don't hate the look of the team. We've got some nice players, a lot of role players surrounded by a star in Brackins. When DG plays well this team will be OK. I hate our dependency on the three point shot but that's just the way it is this year. I like our two additions next year who are signed.
    Agreed. Need an athletic wing.

    I hate to bring up the DB in Wesley Johnson, but he is just what the team is missing.

    We have a go to scorer down low, we have a PG that gets to lane sometimes, and we have shooters. If we had an athletic wing to rebound and score in the midrange game, we would be a tourney team this year



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    Re: I like the look of this basketball team...

    Still need that goto type in the big spots. Maybe Lucca will be it.


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    Re: I like the look of this basketball team...

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    Well said. McD will be the coach for atleast 5 years. He will be given time by Pollard. It was a bold move to make the change on his part and a lot for him rides on that move. There is something there with this team they just have learn to put it all together.
    This is a leaning experience for McD as well. Coaching this offense is different. With three point shooters, you don't slow the game down. Its balls to the walls till the end.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Still need that goto type in the big spots. Maybe Lucca will be it.
    DG was getting it done earily in the year.


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    Re: I like the look of this basketball team...

    The team does need a killer instinct. That will come with experience.



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    Re: I like the look of this basketball team...

    I think something that was lost in the lost against Drake was Lucca's performance. Dude showed he can shoot lights out. Something that's sorely been missing since Jake.


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    Re: I like the look of this basketball team...

    Quote Originally Posted by kkise View Post
    The team does need a killer instinct. That will come with experience.
    I agree! I have always thought that it was funny someone had to learn that. Isn't competition about kicking the other guys butt..not just winning by 1 point, 1 lap, 1 second, 1 stroke... but by 50 points, 15 laps, 30 seconds, 10 strokes...you get the point... Never really understood the "ideal" on needing to learn the killer instinct in a competitive situation. College atheletes have been competiting at a high level in sports most of their lives at this point.....


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    Re: I like the look of this basketball team...

    Both missing pieces will be there next year.



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    Re: I like the look of this basketball team...

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUonthemove View Post
    Both missing pieces will be there next year.
    True...but will we as a fanbase be too impatient to give them a chance to develop? We can't expect miracles year 1.


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    Re: I like the look of this basketball team...

    Our ability to shoot the three pointer could keep us in games against good teams. That being said, our ability to go cold can and has put is some undesirable situations.

    It's just so hard to take those losses though



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