I think the game could go either way. What we all saw last year in Hilton was an ISU team that was much more athletic than the Iowa team, and an ISU team that should have won by much more than 10 points. Since that game, Iowa has lost one of its best players in history in Gatens and has added a couple of high-profile freshmen. Iowa has a big front court....which presented some problems to ISU last year and probably will again this year. Biggest problems for ISU last year were Basabe and Marble, and they are still there. For ISU, the best scorers in the game were Scotty, Royce and Bubu.
I think it will come down to Niang and Clyburn hitting from outside, drawing Iowa's big guys out a bit, and Booker, Gibson and Melvin having good games and containing their bigs better. I don't see Iowa's guards matching up to ISU's at all. Gesell is going to be a good player, but he is a freshman right now. I'm pretty confident with Korie or Naz on him, and Babb and the other ISU gurads will do fine.
The game could go either way being in Iowa City, but I still think ISU has the advantage in terms of athleticism and experience.
Last edited by Dryburn; 11-12-2012 at 10:28 AM.
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I think Iowa can certainly win the game in Iowa City this year. They actually have a good team.
Agree with the first part. Not convinced of the second part. I'll withhold judgment until I actually see them perform on the court rather than buying into the media love-affair who is just dying for a positive Hawkeye story after having to suffer through this Iowa football season.
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