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    Why this team will not make the NCAA tournament

    Here are 3 very major reasons why this team wont make it if they dont change these things.

    -Free throws, they shot 54% last night vs a ND team that did nothing but foul because they knew we couldnt make them. What do you thing Duke Texas and Kansas will do? They have enough depth that they can foul the crap out of us.

    -Open looks- We give away way to many open shots. last 3 games I have seen several wide open looks other teams have gotten and its pathetic. I mean atleast put a hand in their face and play some help defense.

    -Streaky shooting, If they dont learn how to shoot the 3 ball more consistantly they could be in trouble. Last night their shooting looked awful in the first have to a very un-impressive North Dakota team.



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    Re: Why this team will not make the NCAA tournament



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    Re: Why this team will not make the NCAA tournament

    Before posting this, you should do a little research. This team shoots:

    -49.4% from the field, good for 20th in the nation.
    -43.3% from the 3 pt line, good for 4th in the nation.
    -64% from the FT line, most would agree this needs attention.

    I agree with you about the defense, it needs work but it isn't horrible.

    With the time off since the Iowa game, the team has gotten better. And with another long layout, I expect some of the defensive issues and free throw shooting to get a lot of attention.



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    Re: Why this team will not make the NCAA tournament

    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    I know a lot of you want to put your earmuffs on when having to hear or read about anything negative about our basketball team.

    BUT, this guy's post is accurate. Our free throw shooting is terrible, and I've seen nothing to indicate it will get better. Our defense is suspect at times. We've still seen long streaks where it seems we can't buy a bucket. If these things don't improve, we won't make it to .500 or better in conference play and we will be lucky to make it to the NIT.



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    Re: Why this team will not make the NCAA tournament

    Quote Originally Posted by clonefreek View Post
    Here are 3 very major reasons why this team wont make it if they dont change.
    3. Northern Iowa

    2. Northwestern

    1. California

    We need a .500 Big XII record to make it.

    A 7-9 might make it as long as we beat Houston, ND State, and win a game in KC. A win over Duke would go along way... 7-9 with the above wins in the 3 remaining non conference would make us a lock.


    Last edited by LZclone; 12-23-2009 at 09:21 AM. Reason: Typed Oregon State by accident. That is who the Clones are playing in the Holiday Bowl in NCAA 10. Opps

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    Re: Why this team will not make the NCAA tournament

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    Before posting this, you should do a little research. This team shoots:

    -49.4% from the field, good for 20th in the nation.
    -43.3% from the 3 pt line, good for 4th in the nation.
    -64% from the FT line, most would agree this needs attention.

    I agree with you about the defense, it needs work but it isn't horrible.

    With the time off since the Iowa game, the team has gotten better. And with another long layout, I expect some of the defensive issues and free throw shooting to get a lot of attention.
    3 pt shooting has gone down the last few games is what I am saying. Lucca has made 3 of his last 12. Craig is the only one i see shooting good from the 3 pt line.

    And as far as shooting goes we go on to many dry spouts and high powered teams will be able to take advantage of those dry spells. North Dakota was shooting terrible as well otherwise we could have seen a much different game.



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    Re: Why this team will not make the NCAA tournament

    Quote Originally Posted by LZclone View Post
    3. Northern Iowa

    2. Northwestern

    1. Oregon State

    We need a .500 Big XII record to make it.

    A 7-9 might make it as long as we beat Houston, ND State, and win a game in KC. A win over Duke would go along way... 7-9 with the above wins in the 3 remaining non conference would make us a lock.
    Huh? Have you paid attention to our schedule this year, or are you still stuck in the past?



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    Re: Why this team will not make the NCAA tournament

    Quote Originally Posted by LZclone View Post
    3. Northern Iowa

    2. Northwestern

    1. Oregon State

    We need a .500 Big XII record to make it.

    A 7-9 might make it as long as we beat Houston, ND State, and win a game in the Tournament. A win over Duke would go along way... 7-9 with the above wins in the 3 remaining non conference would make us a lock.
    What does Oregon State have to do with anything? The main reason they wont make it, and I have been saying this for weeks now...mental toughness. This is why ISU came out sluggish last night, and the main reason for their 3 losses.



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    Re: Why this team will not make the NCAA tournament

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    I know a lot of you want to put your earmuffs on when having to hear or read about anything negative about our basketball team.

    BUT, this guy's post is accurate. Our free throw shooting is terrible, and I've seen nothing to indicate it will get better. Our defense is suspect at times. We've still seen long streaks where it seems we can't buy a bucket. If these things don't improve, we won't make it to .500 or better in conference play and we will be lucky to make it to the NIT.
    You just described every college team in the country. Everyone is like that. Defense is getting better and it will be fine, one thing Greg is good at is being a defensive coach. Offense is another question. Now the free throws, that is a real concern.



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    Re: Why this team will not make the NCAA tournament

    Beleive it or not DG is the problem on the free throw line. He has major trouble there. It's a very low percentage for a point guard. Also if he can hit that kick out 3 on a constant basis. That would be huge for ISU. They would have to come out on guard it opening up the middle more. Kind of like Jacy Holloway could do his senor year.


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    Re: Why this team will not make the NCAA tournament

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Beleive it or not DG is the problem on the free throw line. He has major trouble there. It's a very low percentage for a point guard. Also if he can hit that kick out 3 on a constant basis. That would be huge for ISU. They would have to come out on guard it opening up the middle more. Kind of like Jacy Holloway could do his senor year.
    Last night on the intentional foul dendy missed both of his free throws, colvin airballed one last night, everyone shoots terrible free throws. As much as this team gets to the line they should be shooting a lot higher percentage.



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    Re: Why this team will not make the NCAA tournament

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    What does Oregon State have to do with anything?
    My mistake. My Clones are scheduled to play the Beavers in the Holiday Bowl in NCAA 10 right now.

    Speaking of which I better go try and get that victory.



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    Re: Why this team will not make the NCAA tournament

    Jeeesh! Apparently some people are never satisfied. Now I know where all of those whiny little kids that i remember being around ten to twenty years ago have gone to.

    Lighten up - If you are constantly looking around for things to complain about, you are in for a miserable life.



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    Re: Why this team will not make the NCAA tournament

    Quote Originally Posted by abcguyks View Post
    Jeeesh! Apparently some people are never satisfied. Now I know where all of those whiny little kids that i remember being around ten to twenty years ago have gone to.

    Lighten up - If you are constantly looking around for things to complain about, you are in for a miserable life.
    Its not like im pointing out that they are not a good team or not talented. The difference between a good team and a great team is defense and free throws. The coaching staff should be taking care of this but i have yet to have seen any improvement



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    Re: Why this team will not make the NCAA tournament

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Beleive it or not DG is the problem on the free throw line. He has major trouble there. It's a very low percentage for a point guard. Also if he can hit that kick out 3 on a constant basis. That would be huge for ISU. They would have to come out on guard it opening up the middle more. Kind of like Jacy Holloway could do his senor year.
    This is more critical than many other of our ft shooters. In close games the teams that can get it to the PG and have him shoot 80%+ are far better off. I suppose we can manage if we have anybody shooting a good percentage at that point but its tougher if that player can't handle the ball well and avoid steals. I don't know why this is such a problem but I hope Mac fixes it somehow. We have proven that we can beat teams we should beat easily, even if we don't mash them as much as some here would like. We have also proven that we are not tough in close games and poor FT shooting will only make this harder to change.


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