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    Williams Blog: One amazing loss

    Here are my thoughts on today's game. Hopefully the ladies pick up a W tonight.

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    Re: Williams Blog: One amazing loss

    I don't know if I had a problem with taking the easy two. I think the poorest play was CB launching the 3 ball early in the shot clock.

    As someone said in another post, it's almost as if GMac is so appreciative that CB came back, he lets him do what he wants. There is no reason for that shot in that situation. Did they not talk about what they wanted on the offensive end at the end of the game during a TO? Was there no play called in from the side?



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    Re: Williams Blog: One amazing loss

    We desperately need a Mike Taylor on this team. We have had plenty of guards explode on us this year and we can barely have ours score 10 points a game.



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    Re: Williams Blog: One amazing loss

    Maybe we needed a currently red shirted guard put into the lineup in the last half of the season after Booz was hurt. We are short on good guard play for sure.


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    Re: Williams Blog: One amazing loss

    One thing I don't understand about our defense is the way we handle screens. As soon as one of our guards is screened or about to be, he drops back and one of our big guys comes forward. We're left with CB, Gilstrap or Dendy on one of the guards while their man gets the pass and an easy shot. Teams do this every game and take advantage of this. Either fight through the screen or rotate back as soon as possible



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    If we had won, we could have been tied for eight in the league. Now we better watch out or Nebby may catch us.


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    Re: Williams Blog: One amazing loss

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    We desperately need a Mike Taylor on this team. We have had plenty of guards explode on us this year and we can barely have ours score 10 points a game.

    ^^^expanding on this^^

    we need a guard that can do what guards of old could do. Dish out five or so assists (MINIMUM) a game and score in double figures often.

    The principal duty of a guard is to facilitate the big guys to make high percentage shots AND to take care of the ball. When a high percentage shot is not available, the guard needs to be able to hit the shot from outside with some reliability (and of course, the big guys need to be able to recognize and facilitate that). Though I am very down on the coach, I recognize that ISU guards since Mike Taylor have not been very consistent at that work. It would please me to no end to have the existing guard court show up on a consistent basis and provide the leadership that is needed for even my disliked coach McD to show what kind of coach he can be.

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    Re: Williams Blog: One amazing loss

    More than anything, they need to value each possession, and that has killed them over and over this year. Make a stop, make a basket. Instead, they either make a play on the offensive end, and give it right back, or they jack up an off balance shot after two passes when a basket would change the complexion of the game.



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    Re: Williams Blog: One amazing loss

    Ar least BP could hit the big three at the end of the game. Who can believe the last three minutes of hell we have had to watch this year?


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    Re: Williams Blog: One amazing loss

    I'm not sure I would ever use the word "amazing" to describe a loss.



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    Re: Williams Blog: One amazing loss

    one of the reason's big ham keeps getting in foul trouble is that he's always helping on whoever brackins is guarding. relphorde just killed us in the first half - and he was brackins' guy.



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    Re: Williams Blog: One amazing loss

    Quote Originally Posted by brokenloginagain View Post
    one of the reason's big ham keeps getting in foul trouble is that he's always helping on whoever brackins is guarding. relphorde just killed us in the first half - and he was brackins' guy.
    Another reason he gets in foul trouble is that he is tall and white. Refs just seem to think tall and white equals fouls all the time.



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    Re: Williams Blog: One amazing loss

    Granted Christofferson may have health issues, but he has got to be the most inconsistent 3 pt. shooter we have had. Unfortunately, today he had his eyes shut. What was the 3 pt. percentage today of Garret, Christofferson, & Colvin? I am holding out hope that Christofferson when healthy will be the consistent 3 pt shooter we need. Colvin & Garret are drivers. Strinson was the same way but forced himself to learn to shoot from the arc-Colvin sould do the same if he will put the time in.



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    Re: Williams Blog: One amazing loss

    Gmac is such a great X/O guy that he did this:

    Well for one, they didnít defend one of the Big 12ís best guards, Cory Higgins who went 12-of-15 from the field to score 33 points.

    Great X/O defense coach.


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    Re: Williams Blog: One amazing loss

    Nice read. Dont agree with going for 3 on the 2nd to last poss, but DG shouldnt be talking that shot at the end.


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