Iowa might win but it will not be by the 20 points that some predict. We really didn't shoot the ball that well against Drake. And Iowa had an easy time after adjustments against UNI's center. Alex will step up the D on Friday against Tate....... Craig, we need a game from you! We can win this one!
The clones can easily win this game if they play well. Iowa will not blow out many, if any, decent teams this year. Gatens is the key to the season imo. If he can learn to love the pull up jumper in the lane he can be really good and help solve a spacing issue that will hurt Iowa against better teams.
We played a lot of the second half with a 4 guard lineup and Brackins in the middle. When we are jacking up 3's left and right on offense there was nobody there to rebound - all of our guards were on the perimeter standing around.
Iowa will probably play a zone like Drake did and try to limit CB's touches and collapse on him when he does get the ball.
We have to be much quicker about getting him the ball inside. The window of opportunity is very small.
If Craig doesn't get the ball, it isn't his fault if isn't scoring. The only way it is his fault is if he isn't working to get open. But versus Drake, I saw several occassions where Craig worked hard to get open and nobody saw him or could get him the ball.
I think Iowa will beat us and reason being is we cannot rebound the freakin ball who on this team wants to bang the boards down low is my question?? Also, when the opposing defense figures out your offense coach why not try something different for a change more picks and back screens and especially more movement on offense!! In my eyes way to much standing around there are five players on the floor so five players need to score to keep the Defense guessing. To keep a player from penetrating deep into the paint pick them up at half court and put your quickest player on the point gaurd or extend a 2-3 zone to plug up those lanes
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