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    Does anyone worry ?

    Does anyone worry when we get a big lead we will give it up ? I remember watching Floyd and Eustachy Coach and never got worried if we would be down by 10. Now I worry when we are up by 20.



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    Re: Does anyone worry ?

    Last night I was mildly worried when Drake hacked away at the lead. But our guys weren't phased and buried it. I'm sure we won't see last minute leads slip away like we did under Morgan



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    Re: Does anyone worry ?

    I've worried about that in both football and basketball for many years. I've seen way too many comebacks to ever say the game is over before the clock hits zeros no matter how big of a lead we have.


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    Re: Does anyone worry ?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I've worried about that in both football and basketball for many years. I've seen way too many comebacks to ever say the game is over before the clock hits zeros no matter how big of a lead we have.
    This ^^^^^ for some reason I always think of the what if could happen to ISU



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyched View Post
    Last night I was mildly worried when Drake hacked away at the lead. But our guys weren't phased and buried it. I'm sure we won't see last minute leads slip away like we did under Morgan
    I still have the game at OU on tape where Wayne's team gave up a 7 point lead in the last minute or so of the game. It was so surreal that I knew I had to keep the recording I made of it. I remember watching Wayne just sit on the bench the whole time with that shell-shocked look on his face.

    Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma Sooners - Recap - February 18, 2006 - ESPN



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    Re: Does anyone worry ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    I still have the game at OU on tape where Wayne's team gave up a 7 point lead in the last minute or so of the game. It was so surreal that I knew I had to keep the recording I made of it. I remember watching Wayne just sit on the bench the whole time with that shell-shocked look on his face.

    Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma Sooners - Recap - February 18, 2006 - ESPN
    how dare you bring that game up.. I clearly rememeber Jiri fouling that player on the 3 point shot that went in.. The ol 4 point play......


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    Re: Does anyone worry ?

    I was waiting for Mac to call a timeout when Drake started to come back early on in the second half (I think they scored around 7-9 unanswered), but he let the team play it out and sure enough they bounced back until the media timeout. I think Mac realizes how special our team is and just wants to watch them figure things out on their own. Now, if he does that when we start getting into the tougher non-con games and conference play I'll probably be a little ticked off, but with the amount of play-makers we have I'm not as worried if ISU goes into a scoring drought as our team has done in the past.



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    Re: Does anyone worry ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hindy View Post
    Does anyone worry when we get a big lead we will give it up ? I remember watching Floyd and Eustachy Coach and never got worried if we would be down by 10. Now I worry when we are up by 20.
    Honestly, a 20 point lead for either Floyd or Eustachy was a much bigger lead in reality, because they were grind it out, win ugly coaches, who valued defense above all else. And a 20 point lead against a quality opponent was also somewhat rare, if I recall correctly.

    As a longtime Cyclone fan, I never celebrate until the final buzzer.



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    Re: Does anyone worry ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hindy View Post
    Does anyone worry when we get a big lead we will give it up ? I remember watching Floyd and Eustachy Coach and never got worried if we would be down by 10. Now I worry when we are up by 20.
    Yes, only because it's been YEARS since we've fielded a team that looked and felt like they could control a game...and not just be trying to pull an upset.


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    Re: Does anyone worry ?

    No lead is ever safe in college basketball, but I don't expect McD to get out-coached very often.

    I think if last night showed anything it's that we can move the ball and get good shots when we need to. If you play your cards right and don't do anything stupid, a 10 point lead goes a long way in college with a 35 second shot clock.



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    Re: Does anyone worry ?

    Some people were almost to the brink of calling for GMac's head last night on the game thread when Drake went on their 7-9 point run. Funny thing.. We were still up by 14-16 points at the time.

    Some people sounded like we had we down by 20 points.

    Thinking about it... I would rather have people melting down when we are up by 14 then down by 20 like last year.



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    Re: Does anyone worry ?

    When we have a good team I worry from tipoff to final buzzer. The last 2 years I didn't because I knew we weren't playing for anything. I like being worried.



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    Re: Does anyone worry ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hindy View Post
    Does anyone worry when we get a big lead we will give it up ? I remember watching Floyd and Eustachy Coach and never got worried if we would be down by 10. Now I worry when we are up by 20.

    I've ALWAYS worried about leads and giving them up. I'm famous in my group of friends to start muttering, 'there's too much time left, there's too much time left' with any sort of lead. On Tuesday, I didn't relax until 5 minutes left in the game.

    As for you, I would assume that if this team proves that they will continue to win, you will start feeling good when we are up by 10 just like with Tim and Larry.

    It will be interesting to see what happens when we are in a close game this year. I liked how the team responded to a mini-run by Drake, but I want to see what happens when we are losing or a team closes to within 5 or so. The last few years, we've ran out of gas, it seems. So I think these guys need to learn how to win. They'll do it.



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    Re: Does anyone worry ?

    We're Iowa State, I'm always worried. But I'll worry a lot less this year. I may even be confident that we can come back and win if we find ourselves behind late in games.



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    Re: Does anyone worry ?

    4 years of crappy basketball will cause to worry whenever you have a lead



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