Color this "normally negative flipper outer guy" as not worried.
LET ME MAYOR COACH.
For those saying we are fine take off your rose colored glasses we are not fine right now. I think we will turn it around and the potential is there, but right now we are not fine. What do you expect Lucious to do when Ejim, Booker, and Clyburn not scoring. Gibson or Niang for Booker and Mcgee for Clyburn until these two get their head out of the sand. Iowa had more intensity than we did and well less turnover's, if this not taking care of the bball continues we will be in trouble.
The people that cared about this rivalry game who are from Iowa, were in gold and black. I think this game meant a lot less to our players, than it did to Iowas. Kudos to the Iowa kids who played their hearts out to win this game because it meant so much to them personally.
The concerning part to me is that we seem to have no discipline at all. It's just a bunch of guys running around trying to get theirs, which usually amounts to a cross-over and 25 foot three pointer being jacked up.
Iowa had more desire than us. They wanted it more. They weren't whining babies like Ejim was.
Marble is Iowa's best player and he didn't do squat last night. Let's not pretend that this was a game where everyone on Iowa was unconscious.
We're either an incredibly undisciplined team or Fred wants that garbage offense we were running last night. Neither scenario is good.
We've lost to every decent team we've played.
Hard to believe we're not disciplined when you look at the players we have on our team, I guess.
One of the great things about our problems last night is they are all easy fixes. Playing harder, smarter passes and shots, better fundamental defense, better fundamental rebounding. Believe it or not on a team like this those fixes aren't that hard. No coach wants to see his team lose, but in some ways it's better to lose like this and have the talent to have won and to go out and finish in the top of the Big 12 then to play your *** off, lose, and only have the talent to be an NIT team.
This team is not fine. They are not playing as a team out there, and there is no real leader on the floor. When the team gets behind a bit, they have no real clue, and apparently no drive to respond. Their typical resopnse is to jack up 3's early in the shot clock.
I don't know about everyone else, but this is not what I expected from a team that has 6 seniors, and 4 of them are 5th year seniors. They got their ***** handed to them last night by a team starting 3 freshman and a team that will lose 2 points, 2 assists, and 2 rebounds from the game last night for next year.
ISU is starting 4 5th year seniors people! That experienced of a team should look a lot better and a lot more composed than what was on the floor last night, or in Las Vegas for that matter.
Technically Iowa was favored. So a win would have been an upset. (Happy thoughts)