Babb/Bubu keep Jackson out of the lane
Keep Austin away from the hoop
I think Baylor is a team that could be ripe for a box-and-one, when Heslip is not in the game. You Babb Jackson, then zone up the other guys and keep them out of the lane. If someone other than Jackson and Heslip is shooting an 18+ft jump shot, you are defending Baylor correctly.
Will Hoiberg absolutely put Babb on Jackson? Babb is easily our best defender but is he quick enough to stay with Jackson? Would Luscious be a better call to stick with Jackson?
Keeping Ejim and Niang out of foul trouble is another big key tonight.
I'm worried we won't play enough defense to win -- essentially a repeat of the game at KSU. Hope I'm wrong.
ISU had the formula in Ames. Disrupt Baylor's bigs and force Pierre Jackson to try and carry the load on his own. When Jackson has attempted 16 fg's or more in a game Baylor is 2-5 and 1 of those 2 wins was against Jackson State which is a game they would have won regardless.
The other 6 games...
Kentucky (W) 5-17 32% of teams fg attempts
Charleston (L) 8-21 35% of teams fg attempts
Gonzaga (L) 9-19 30% of teams fg attempts
Oklahoma (L) 8-22 30% of teams fg attempts
Iowa State (L) 8-17 27% of teams fg attempts
Okie State (L) 8-17 29% of teams fg attempts
Last edited by Cyclonestate78; 02-20-2013 at 11:41 AM.
My biggest concern is that Baylor's bigs will actually play big tonight and they will pound it into the post relentlessly. Ejim and Niang staying out of foul trouble would be huge tonight. Hitting 50% of 3's will be very helpful as well. We need to wear out their bigs by making them chase our guys. Clyburn containing Austin again may be a stretch.
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