I'm not so sure that sleeping in your own bed is that big of a deal. In fact I'm guessing in some cases, the bed in the hotel might provide a better night's sleep than some of the player's beds at home, unless ISU is staying in fleabag hotels, which I doubt.
What are they going to do in Oklahoma? Well, you get a good night's sleep on Saturday. Then you travel and probably practice or at least do a walk-through. Then on Monday you have practice and then Tuesday is the game. Hopefully, they would rest.
There are like 15 players on the trip. You really think all the coaches and trainers can't keep an eye on them and keep them busy and out of trouble for 2 days? God help us then if ISU makes the NCAA and wins the first game of each round.....the players will have that free time in there for a day!
The point is ......the team did not perform well at all in the two Tuesday games. In fact, they performed very out of character. I'm suggesting that the extra travel may have had something to do with it, and I think it might be a good idea to experiment with it differently next year.
I would be curious to know what other teams in the conference do, although none have as far to travel as ISU does.
I understand your point. I felt the same way originally until I really thought about it more. Then I changed my mind.
I dont know about anyone else, but I sleep better in my own bed.
Also, I guess I am not even as concerned with free time being bad as I am routine being good. Ive heard many coaches allude to the fact that keeping a familiar routine is good for the mental aspect of the team.
I know I am at my best when I'm in a routine. ie: Diet, exercise, productivity, etc.
Plus traveling commercially definitely takes a lot out of you. No doubt. But im not so sure a short flight on a charter jet does.
"Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinionman"
I too think this was our last chance at a road win in the league. OSU had NO fans there tonight, the place was a morgue. OSU has 6 scholarship players. This was as close to a MUST win as we're gonna get. We are a LOT better than OSU IMO, but didn't play like it tonight. Defense was horrible.
I think we need to win the rest of our home games to make the tourney. Simple as that. You won't find many places tougher to win at on the road than Baylor, KSU, and Mizzou in the entire country. KSU will be our best chance.
A win tonight would have went a LONG ways towards the tourney. Now we're looking uphill again.
I do think KSU will lose 3 more games for sure, and hopefully 4 if we can beat them. If we finish 4th in the league I think we're almost a lock no matter what our record is.
This post literally made me slam my face against my keyboard.
OK, finally to a keyboard and still must vent.
Make free throws.
We absolutely got to get Scott tougher when it counts....I am not questioning toughness, just knowing game situation. When you are in the second half and the game is a close battle and you get burned close to the rim and you have one or no fouls....FOUL that guy!!!!! At least play tough. Without video tape, I am guessing there were about 4 times where Scott just watched some guy score. Just gave up when it was close to basket. I understand White doing that when he has 3 fouls, but what are you saving your fouls for when we are up by only 5 and there is 7 minutes left in game??? quadruple overtime???? Don't let the guy dunk on you and sit there like a puppy. Odin.
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