Same story as we've seen many times. Defense that can not contain dribble penetration. Missing very good looks from 3-point range.
While the guards continue to struggle mightily to contain opponents' guards, some of the blame also has to fall on the shoulders of the big men. Brackins is a below average off ball defender. He continually fails to be in position and pick up the penetrating guard. Same with Hamilton and JVB.
One of the poor games I've seen Petersen play.
Officiating was atrocious. Very much slanted toward OSU in the second half, but not a factor in the outcome. Bottom line, ISU didn't have the athletes to hang in this one.
I didn't like the gameplan on offense. Not nearly enough Brackins in the first half. The way they were shooting we should have been up at half. And, I would have come out in zone again in the second half. Way too much Sean Haluska...
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