This isn't a trap game, they aren't looking ahead to anything. If they were playing KU next, then I could see this being a trap game. If they lose, it's not because they're looking ahead to Tech, it's because they sucked.
Last edited by gocubs2118; 01-18-2013 at 08:22 PM.
I would love nothing more than to see us go on the road to play a terrible team and beat them by thirty, like we are capable of doing. The sad thing is we let the competition dictate our gameplay when it comes to games like these (example wvu). I wouldn't call it a trap game, but a game that shows whether or not we can go on the road and show that we really are for real and that playing KU to OT at their place wasn't some fluke. I'm ready for the cyclones to turn the corner. To be that team that can walk into a road game with a swagger about themselves that nothing is holding them back from thumping an opponent.
There are many factors that determine tempo. There are only so many that ISU has complete control over. The best way for TCU or any team to slow tempo is to make baskets and get back on defense. We saw this in the WVU game. For a majority of the game WVU couldn't buy a shot and it helped our tempo and offense. When they started getting ungodly hot it took away our fast break opportunities from rebounds and thus slowed our tempo. With that being said TCU averages mid 50's per game. To me that means lots of shot clock grinding but also missed shots. If TCU doesn't get a WVU like shooting spree ISU will handle TCU easily. If TCU shoots it abnormally well and ISU doesn't, it will be a close game.
My only concern is that, with the exception of KU, ISU has not played that well on the road or on neutral courts this year. They can't let TCU slow the game down, and I don't think CFH will let them do that. If ISU pushes the tempo like they can, they should be fine.
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