We can not close out a game to save our lives. We are such a great team for 38 minutes, then the last 2 we change who we are and it doesn't work. Ejim makes poor choices, DG tries to take over (Craig Brackins like) and we forget how we got to where we are.
DG had taken over for the last 6 minutes and it was a damn good thing he did! None of our guys were doing anything except DG on the offensive end once OKST started their run. DG kept trying to set up new plays but no one executed so DG had to take some tough shots (mind you he made a lot of them!)
I cannot believe anyone is blaming this loss on DG. The man played his heart out and had an amazing game. His stats would have been great if he'd been going 1 on 1, but they were double teaming him all over the place. We need other players to step up once that starts happening. It took until OT for Anderson to really start making some attempts and that was about it.
We didn't rebound down the stretch.
We should be 18-1 but some things never change with Iowa State no matter the players or coach.
Losing Dendy or Ham hurt us this year to make a short bench. We need another big player in crunch time in Big 12. So, would you rather have the extra body this year or next year? The extra body will be next year.
Looking forward to CFH magic for the next bball season, Georges style.
Everyone needs to take a step back and look at this logically. We have lost two conference games because we have played poorly the last five minutes of the game. Why could that be? Could it be that we essentially play a 5 man roster? Could it be that our point guard plays 100% all the time for 40 minutes? Could it be the fact that two of our starters are playing 35+ minutes per game with injuries? Could it be the fact that we have thrust a freshman into playing 35+ minutes out of position?
There are plenty of logical reasons why we are struggling at the end of games, and the circumstances of this season are going to make it really difficult to change that.
Thank you, great post
Originally Posted by FarminCy
Wow. Some of our fans truly have no basketball IQ what so ever.
Some of you just get massive hard ons over ripping on DG.
I was this guy last year. Anybody who watches any b ball knows that we suck without DG. He has been great all year.
DG has definitely had his moments, but I don't put any of this game on him. He played a strong one from start to finish. CFH had him running that stupid ******* high pick while JVB was on the bench and OSU just started collapsing on DG every time. Should've abandoned that and got back to what was working. JVB was on the bench at a very inopertune time and when he came back in he cooled off (air-balled a 3).
I have no explanation for the complete failure to break the press. It seemed pretty obvious that they had no idea what to do there. I suppose you can't be expected to teach them everything in 1/2 a season, so I'll cut the coach some slack here. There will definitely be a LOT of teachable moments when it's time to look at the film...
It was lost on D rebounds, or lack of them from ISU.
Amen. I was never going to take issue with this team but tonight I have to. Like you said rebounding killed us. You take away all the easy putbacks as well as two rebounds when OSU was shooting free throws and we win this easily. Also the point in the game I look to is the 2 threes Jaime passed up which ended up with turnovers both times without a shot attempt. If Jaime is open I want him shooting EVERY time. I can't remember being this ticked off.
This team is DG. How can anyone bash the guy. He is playing his guts out and keeping us in games. We're short handed and under experienced. Sure it sucks that we've lost a couple close ones at the end of the game. But let's not go bashing our guys. That's what Hawkeyes do. :)
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