WBB: Cyclones vs Mountain Mamas at 1:00 p.m. ESPNU

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  1. BoxsterCy

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    #21 BoxsterCy, Feb 2, 2020
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    Don Meredith is clearing his throat and getting ready to sing at the 5 minute mark.

    Edit: 3 minute mark
     
  2. knowlesjam

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    This. All the good shooters in the world can't rescue you in a league that has moved on from Iowa State. You either adapt to the style of play that 9 of 10 teams use or you will waste all the talent and simply foster a generation of fans that thinks that the refs have it in for us. They don't...they are calling the game as it is played now...not 20 years ago.
     
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  3. BoxsterCy

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    Wow, Mama's playing epicly bad the last 2 minutes. Almost begging us to steal this with a miracle comeback. Jeez, a few made free throws and we would be tied or ahead. :eek:
     
  4. geewago

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    Well they put up a good fight in the 4th at least. Start fighting like that in the 3rd and you win the game.
     
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    19-28 from the line - not good (again). They sure are streaky this year with the freebies. Long stretches of making nearly all of them, then short bouts of brick-brick-brick. 10-27 from long distance is the only reason ISU had any shot at the end. Nez had a good game with 13 & 8, but fouled out. The wear-n-tear may be getting to Joens: just 11 & 3, while going 4-8 from the line.
     
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    As a season ticket holder I've seen our gals play their guts out, but you don't see our style of play in the power five play anymore.

    Not a coach just grousing.
     
  7. CYDJ

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    Yep, and I don't like the style. But I understand thrat is where we are going. Very good point. That's why I said we need to get meaner gals. The nice ones are nice. But, that is not what we need.

    Maybe we can change it quickly with just a couple enforcers. A little like hockey. Get a couple big gals that like to throw elbows and break a nose or two, give up 5 or 6 points a game in hard fouls and just knock the best player from the other team out of the game. Works for me! That's Big 12 ball now.
     
  8. geewago

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    This is SO SO true. It's all about speed, height, athleticism and hard fought tough playing anymore. From what I've been reading on here the last few years it seems that many ISU fans feel just as you expressed it, that the refs just have it in for you. Well the refs are very poor quality I'll grant you that. But they're bad on both ends of the court. You either adapt or get left behind.
     
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    Agree. And, too many times, the posts here digress into whining about the play being too rough or the refs sucking etc etc. It's to the point that any team that plays aggressive defense is labeled as thuggery ball. I am not buying that. The game is more physical, yes, but it looks even worse when we play soft and relatively passive defense predicated on "do not foul". Just because WVU played an aggressive man-to-man that extended out to where we want to shoot uncontested threes doesn't mean it is thug ball. It maybe doesn't help that we have people playing positions that might not be their strengths, like a forward playing post (IMHO) and guards playing forwards etc. That won't change even with a great class coming in because they are all 5-foot something guards.

    Bottom line is it is what it is. Regardless of who we recruit the style ain't changing for at least the next 10 years or so.

    And for a final irony, our best player (and coach's favorite too) is our most physical and aggressive player. :rolleyes: We like players aggressive on offense, don't like it on defense. :oops:
     
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  10. Jnecker4cy

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    We played a pretty bad game and West Virginia played well, Joens played like 20 minutes or so, never a factor, we missed 11 free throws......we lost by 8. Considering all the above it should have been a 20 plus point loss.

    Our girls in general do need to play tougher, be tougher but today was not our day. They never gave up.....Go Cyclones
     
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    This has been the case for years. Way past time to adjust, if that’s th
     
  12. NWICY

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    Now that is a well turned visual phrase. Nice writing.
     
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    Didn't see or hear a play work was in full force. Seen the final score and wasn't disappointed. I'm not sure what's up with our free throws. Did WVU have those goals shipped up from Waco;).
     
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    We aren't going there...we are already there...for at least a decade now...
     
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    100% WRONG. If the game is different today then change the rules. If the rules are the same then the officials aren’t calling it right.
     
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    Our team shies away from contact too much. They didn't used to.
    Former players like Anne O'Neill, Angie Welle, Heather Ezell, Lyndsey Fennelly, Lindsey Wilson, Chelsea Poppens, Amanda Zimmerman, Brittany Wilkins, etc. didn't shy away from contact. In fact, they relished it.
    Maybe some former players can come in to talk with the team?
     
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    #37 kcdc4isu, Feb 3, 2020
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    Very proud of the way the team did not give up and were fighting till the end. One comment, I see so many saying we have to play tougher, two really did and one fouled out and the other spent 15 minutes on the bench due to fouls. Play tough but smart as it does no good to foul and then spend minutes on the bench due to the fouls.

    PS: watched the live game but have not re-watched it but what surprised me was when I did the stats the shot difference. we took 51 they took 66, it did not seem watching they took 15 more shots as they shot 50% and we shot 41%. had we hit our free throws we win the game
     

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