We will be fine

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  1. madguy30

    madguy30 Well-Known Member

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    How exactly did ISU get over 50%? They were bad.
     
  2. NATEizKING

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    Since 2004, only 2 teams have won this game on the road. ISU in 2010 and 2014. 14/16 games the home team won.
     
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  3. Sigmapolis

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    A 100% basically means you are Duke or UVA on their best nights.

    A 0% means you are the worst roadkill of the worst of the D-1 conferences.

    We were *bad* last night... but still easily good enough to probably beat 150+ D-1 teams.

    I think you need to remember how far down the well the division goes.

    We will see an apt demonstration of that against Southern very soon.
     
  4. blizzisu

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    ISU still #19 in Kenpom. Iowa way back at #35. This loss means nothing as long as we take care of business in conference.
     
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    They shouldn't be. They now have 1 win over a team that will play in the dance; us (IF we get our **** together).

    Last night was a bad loss. Embarrassing.
     
  6. CyBobby

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    Well said....this is the greatest post of all time....."Or don't play well.Football or basketball"....Classic Post Smurfie
     
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    He had some hilarious blocks last night. Think he blocked a guy back in to his face then blocked it back in to his face again when it came back at him.
     
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    Is anyone honestly worried about this loss? Seems most level headed people saw this coming.
     
  9. Psiclone

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    Lard was the best defender on Cook last night, just needs to get back in game shape.
     
  10. jsb

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    There’s no reason to freak out.

    My only concern is this was the first good team we played and we looked bad.
     
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  11. 83cy

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    Alright BB gurus educate me, I didn't think ISU played that bad defensively, iowa just shot out of their minds. Happens sometimes.
     
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    #132 VeloClone, Dec 7, 2018
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    This team needs to learn how to defend that little pass out and screen on the arc when the ball handler passes to a shooter approaching behind him and then backs into the defender. They need to recognize after it happens a couple of times and start to move out as soon as the action starts so the screener runs into them. At least give the official an opportunity to call the moving screen on that. They won't if you just stand still or totally try to go around the moving screen. At least 75% of their 3's in the first 30 minutes of the game were wide open because of this action. Nearly any decent shooter can get on a roll when they have open look after open look after open look. The pressure is off as well when your bigs are putting back nearly every miss. You feel like there is absolutely no pressure to make the 3 because you are probably going to get 2 anyway.
     
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  13. cycloneG

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    They shot well but they also rebounded 63% of their missed shots.
     
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  14. 83cy

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    Yes I will agree rebounding was piss poor.
     
  15. Cyclonepride

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    Seems pretty accurate. Their A game, our D game. Still was a game was a few minutes left somehow.
     
  16. Cyclonepride

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    The funny part is, it always seems like the ones freaking out were forecasting doom before the game. I'm not sure how that works.
     
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  17. Cyclonepride

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    The answer is 98.
     
  18. Sigmapolis

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    Expanding upon this...

    Those percentages mean something like...

    X% = you would beat X% of D-1 teams on any given night, assuming that they give you roughly their average performance, given your performance

    98% * 353 (the number of D-1 teams) = 345.94, round that up to 345

    353 - 345 = Iowa would have beaten all but around the Top 8 teams in the sport

    So Iowa turned in a performance worthy of a Top 10 team. Again, good for them.

    We have always known their offense could be elite, and it was last night. Their defense is still suspect to me. They are almost the opposite of their football team.

    Ours?

    63% * 353 = 222.39 keep that down at 222

    353 - 222 = 131

    For context, we were #82 in the Barttovik rankings last season. Our play last night was worthy of an okay mid-major team (e.g., MVC, A-10, something like that).

    Obviously, put those two together, and we see what happened.

    We were not good last night and Iowa was very good. I hope this is an outlier for a team that got a little shell-shocked and cocky, not a trend.
     
  19. Cyclonepride

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    I'm comfortable calling it an outlier at this point, as we've played 9 games, and that's the only performance that was remotely like that.
     
  20. madguy30

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    ISU would have looked bad against anyone last night.

    Most of the game was more like the last few minutes vs. AZ. Self inflicted decisions plus bad shooting anyway. Way worse defense though.

    I'll give it to Cook for doing what he did but if Moss has an average night, this is a different game.
     

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