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    Wieben to play

    According to the Des Moines register.

    Berkeley, Calif. Iowa State center Nicky Wieben said she isn't about to watch what could be her final collegiate basketball game from the bench.

    Wieben said she will play in tonight's NCAA Tournament regional semifinal game against Michigan State, set for 8 p.m. at Haas Pavilion.

    She sprained her left foot in the final minute of Iowa State's 71-57 second-round victory against Ball State on Tuesday. Wieben was walking without trouble Friday, though she hadn't yet tried to run. She said the swelling had gone down.

    "It's good," Wieben said. "I'll play tomorrow. Every day it seems to be better.
    ISU's Wieben ready to battle Michigan State's tall tree | DesMoinesRegister.com | The Des Moines Register



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    Re: Wieben to play

    sweet lets go clones!!!!!!!!!



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    Re: Wieben to play

    this is great news. Hopefully, we can play really well and get a good lead going so she can get some good time on the bench.

    Go clones!!



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    Re: Wieben to play

    That is great news!! Go get em Cyclones, kick MSU's butt!! I just love watching these girls, actually I like all of Bill's teams. These girls are good and what can I say about Coach Fennely, awesome!!



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    Re: Wieben to play

    Why was she still playing with the game in hand and with about a minute left to play? Poor decision by BF imo.



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    Re: Wieben to play

    Lets complain about the only coach we have right now in the major sports that knows how to win, instead lets just be happy she is ok and is going to kick some spartan ***


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    Re: Wieben to play

    It wasn't a complaint, only an observation. Why would you leave your starters in with less than a minute to play with the game already won? It's a legitimate question.



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    Re: Wieben to play

    Quote Originally Posted by buckskin View Post
    It wasn't a complaint, only an observation. Why would you leave your starters in with less than a minute to play with the game already won? It's a legitimate question.
    because a 12-14 point lead can disappear in a hurry

    the game didn't feel over until just before her injury happened.



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    Re: Wieben to play

    Quote Originally Posted by buckskin View Post
    It wasn't a complaint, only an observation. Why would you leave your starters in with less than a minute to play with the game already won? It's a legitimate question.
    BF is about as good as anyone at spreading playing time among the players so that everyone can play. He would never leave a player in to run up the score. I think we can assume he knew what he was doing by keeping Wieben in.



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    Re: Wieben to play

    Quote Originally Posted by buckskin View Post
    Why was she still playing with the game in hand and with about a minute left to play? Poor decision by BF imo.
    How about you not only become the womens' coach, but also the mens' coach, the football coach, and the AD and then we can ***** about every little decision that you make...


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    Re: Wieben to play

    This is the NCAA tournament. You play until the clock reads zeros



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    Re: Wieben to play

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    How about you not only become the womens' coach, but also the mens' coach, the football coach, and the AD and then we can ***** about every little decision that you make...
    I have never made ONE negative comment about the fb coach, MBB coach or the AD. Not once, not ever. All I did was ask a simple question. I didn't expect to be put in front of a firing squad.



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    Re: Wieben to play

    Quote Originally Posted by buckskin View Post
    I have never made ONE negative comment about the fb coach, MBB coach or the AD. Not once, not ever. All I did was ask a simple question. I didn't expect to be put in front of a firing squad.
    Technically you didn't just ask a question. You also called it a "poor decision".

    That said, to answer your question, this game wasn't remotely a blowout. It would have been stupid to pull her when ISU was up 12 points with 1:10 left, especially in a do-or-die game. There's no way having her in the game only 25 seconds later was a bad decision.

    This is not the same situation as, say, Deb Patterson putting her starters back in with 3:30 left in the B12 Tourney against a Colorado team that hadn't been within 15 points all half.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    Technically you didn't just ask a question. You also called it a "poor decision".

    That said, to answer your question, this game wasn't remotely a blowout. It would have been stupid to pull her when ISU was up 12 points with 1:10 left, especially in a do-or-die game. There's no way having her in the game only 25 seconds later was a bad decision.

    This is not the same situation as, say, Deb Patterson putting her starters back in with 3:30 left in the B12 Tourney against a Colorado team that hadn't been within 15 points all half.
    What I thought was really classy was after that play, the Ball State coach took her starters out and conceded the game. I think she realized at that point it was a lost cause and didn't want to be the cause of any more injuries. Ball State has got a good coach.


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    Re: Wieben to play

    Settle down everyone. Hindsight is always perfect. Looking back, I think everyone will agree it would have been nice (knowing what we know now) to not have the starters still in at that point, risking injury. It would be interesting to know what BF's thinking was there, as I am sure he had his reasons for still having her in. It was a legitimate question, but not sure any of us were thinking at the time.......Why doesn't he take the starters out?.........we only see it in hindsight, but it is still a legitimate question. IMHO



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