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    Is this MBB team too nice?

    To only have 4 fouls with 4:00 left in the game tells me they didn't push/pull/fight enough tonight and that ISU didn't force anything all night. The team is working hard, but no real fight in them; they just take what they are given. The most telling moment to me was when Hamilton didn't foul with ~1:30 left on an easy MU layup. SHOW SOME EMOTION, KNOCK THEM DOWN AND GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT. I wonder if that wouldn't effect their shooting percentage a little. I almost got excited when Brackens got upset with the travelling call- it appeared like he really cared about the game.

    Yet again, the other team was much more physical tonight and our youth showed. If Garret gets even with his defender on the way to the basket, go for it, don't pull it back out. To me, that was an exact example of the youth of our team.

    Iowa State can look competitive for 30-35 minutes against anybody, but they just don't have the maturity/toughness/manliness to finish the job. Hopefully that will be fixed with age, but it is not coming soon enough to salvage this season.



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    Re: Is this MBB team too nice?

    The coach's softness is rubbing off on the players.



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    Re: Is this MBB team too nice?

    Quote Originally Posted by tyler24 View Post
    The coach's softness is rubbing off on the players.
    Wouldn't it be nice to see him T'd up once in a while?

    Maybe it will come to a head next year.



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    Re: Is this MBB team too nice?

    Quote Originally Posted by agcy68 View Post
    Wouldn't it be nice to see him T'd up once in a while?

    Maybe it will come to a head next year.
    agreed he needs to show more emotion and fire the boys up



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    Re: Is this MBB team too nice?

    No killer instinct look at Mizzou pressing us still being up by 14 points now that is killer instinct wish our boys could be that way or be coached that way.



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    Re: Is this MBB team too nice?

    The biggest problem is Diante not forcing the issue when pressed. He has shown game after game after game that he is inept against a pressing team. Buckley played like 4 minutes tonight, and beat the press every possession he had. He made a move and forced his way down the floor. Someone needs to teach Diante what's going wrong.


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    Re: Is this MBB team too nice?

    It's hard to have that killer instinct with a 160lbs, child's body.



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    Re: Is this MBB team too nice?

    Quote Originally Posted by sodakjoe View Post
    The biggest problem is Diante not forcing the issue when pressed. He has shown game after game after game that he is inept against a pressing team. Buckley played like 4 minutes tonight, and beat the press every possession he had. He made a move and forced his way down the floor. Someone needs to teach Diante what's going wrong.
    Clearly, DG is the biggest problem with this team. It's so obvious that if Buckley played 37 minutes against Mizzouri's press, the defenders would part like the sea before Moses because of his mad handle.



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    Re: Is this MBB team too nice?

    I think they are:
    + Poorly coached.
    + Lacking D1 Talent.
    + Inexperienced.


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    Re: Is this MBB team too nice?

    we are too cute and cuddly. Nice guys finish last.



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    Re: Is this MBB team too nice?

    Quote Originally Posted by sodakjoe View Post
    The biggest problem is Diante not forcing the issue when pressed. He has shown game after game after game that he is inept against a pressing team. Buckley played like 4 minutes tonight, and beat the press every possession he had. He made a move and forced his way down the floor. Someone needs to teach Diante what's going wrong.
    You are way wrong in this statement. Buckley only played 3 minutes and I believe 90 seconds of it was Mizzou getting offensive rebound after offensive rebound. I would love to see him get more playing time. When our other players aren't getting it done, lets try something else.

    We were definitely soft this game. We were tough against OU then flat the next two. I just don't understand this team.

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    Re: Is this MBB team too nice?

    Even Wayne Morgan got a few Technicals in his day.


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    Re: Is this MBB team too nice?

    Aggression is something only a few players seem to have on this team with any regularity. Would definitely like to see more. Take it strong to the basket! If you are going to foul on a lay-up, lay them out!



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    Re: Is this MBB team too nice?

    We recruited nice guys. All our bad attitude guys left the team. We are now a church team. We need to recruit a Kenny Pratt type.


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    Re: Is this MBB team too nice?

    Don't know about "Too Nice"............ "Too Crappy" maybe.



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