This "team" will lose by at least 16 points because they are soft and now have every reason to quit. Signs of softness include: missed freethrows, foolish turnovers, pouting, in some cases complaints of injuries, illness, etc.. Like Eustachy used to say, "We are too soft." When was the last time you heard Mac say that?
This team will crumble in the second half because they expect to lose (. . . we don't have enough fresh bodies). Iowa with less talent . . is starting to put it together. I admire their coach and team. They deserve better fan support.
ISU circles the wagons and wins 72-69, despite 34 from Willie.
McD calls up Dikta to give the team a pre-game and halftime speach.
ISU (with Dikta) 112
ESPN goes live at half when ISU is up 60 and Gilstrap is on his way to be the first NCAA player to score 100 points in a game, however falls short with only 87. CB chips in with 8 points.
After the game, Pollard fires McD and hires Dikta....which results in ISU making the tourney as an 11 seed and ends up winning the whole dance!
Apparently the grass IS always greener on the other side for some.
no faith on CF......
Sooners will kill us and the GMac scheme. And since Warren has been out and is now back for the ISU game.....you know he is going to torch our guards.
OU - 80
ISU - 59
^^^That's being nice.
ISU-74, OU 65
I don't know. I still believe these guys have it in them. This would be a great breakout game for Gilstrap to really go off and make OU pay for the double-team on Craig. At some point, those double-teams are going to have to ease off a little, and I think it would happen as soon as Gilstrap goes off for a real monster outing. Not like 18 and 12, but like 35 and 18, something along those lines.
Yet for some reason, teams still feel threatened enough to double him, and not to double Gilstrap. I think a Gilstrap explosion could be just what Craig needs.
He surely needs something:wideeyed:
Make DG dribble
Shut down Brackins
Put them on the foul line
Let MG get his
So far it has worked. Now.....DG is DG, nothing we can do about that. The only way this changes is if CB mans up......and we hit our free throws. OH....and the coach learns how to make use of his time outs....sits down and trusts they will do what they practiced without having to be wet nursed the entire game.
It looks to me like OU has a favorable match up with its guards and our strength will be inside. I would expect our game plan will be to pound the ball inside. If I were them I'd collapse my defense in the paint fouling early and often and make us earn points at the free throw line.
If we man up and hit a decent percentage (70%+) of free throws we have a chance. If we continue to miss free throws OU will walk away with an easy victory.