I hope I'm not getting ahead of myself, but this ISU team comes as close to the Tinsley-Horton-Fizer team as any ISU team I've seen. Lipsey and Holmes are so strong and hard to defend. We lead the nation in turnover margin. That's saying a lot. Love the way Lipsey can feed the ball into Osun (or Jones). Osun can't play 40 minutes like Fizer did, but he is super efficient when he's in there. Kalsheur and Grill are shooting with the most confidence they've ever had. Jones and King are both solid rebounders and have the size we need to compete with the big boys.
That Fizer team wasn't very deep and ultimately that was their Achilles heel in the game against Mich St. This ISU team is deep but still manages to get into foul trouble too often so we will have to see if that's a problem come tourney time.
I think TJ has done a great job managing the lineup and drawing up plays. Jones puts himself in great position to score but he has trouble finishing. My 2 cents. I wonder if he should start laying it over the front/side of the rim rather than using the backboard? There's still a lot of basketball left and I'm looking forward to seeing what these guys can do down the stretch.