***2019-2020 Iowa Basketball Season Thread***

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The part of this that pisses me off is when they use Kennesaw State as the example of a game Iowa should not be playing when the reality is Iowa replaced UNI with Cincinnati.

Kennesaw State is a sacrificial lamb for after the holiday break and right before the Big Ten schedule to basically get the team back into their routine.

And somehow Iowa gets all the blame. ISU dropped them as well.
 

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I just went back and looked at the head to head. Honestly, the series has been competitive since the late 90s. Since UNI won in 1997, the series is 11-8 Iowa, with no 5 period particularly out of whack outside of UNI winning back to back in 05-06. So one would have to believe Iowa was content playing the series at about a .600 clip for like 15 years before winning their last 3 out of 5 made them get "chickenshit"?
 

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I just went back and looked at the head to head. Honestly, the series has been competitive since the late 90s. Since UNI won in 1997, the series is 11-8 Iowa, with no 5 period particularly out of whack outside of UNI winning back to back in 05-06. So one would have to believe Iowa was content playing the series at about a .600 clip for like 15 years before winning their last 3 out of 5 made them get "chickenshit"?
You’ve put far more research into this than the morons upset about it for emotional reasons.
 
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I hate myself for continuing this discussion, but UNI having a police officer go on court to escort Fran out after getting run was absolutely a factor, as well. There, I'm done with it, let's discuss other shit now.
 

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Let’s talk about how Iowa is also ducking Drake.
 

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I think Morehouse is probably a pretty good guy. Type of person you’d want as your next door neighbor. But I think his time on the Iowa beat has run its course. Move to Wisconsin and spend your last few working years writing for the teams you are passionate about
 

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I think Morehouse is probably a pretty good guy. Type of person you’d want as your next door neighbor. But I think his time on the Iowa beat has run its course. Move to Wisconsin and spend your last few working years writing for the teams you are passionate about
If he’s your neighbor, your life sucks as bad as his.
 

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Marc is fine except I don’t see why a beat writer would publicly advocate for a personal position that works against the program that allows him have a job. Even Scott told him he was wrong and fuck UNI.
 

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Morehouse has become a shit-stirrer as his selling point. It's dumb and he hangs his hat on some really stupid ideas.
 

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Michigan State’s looks rather appealing as well. Rutgers away from the RAC wouldn’t be bad either.
 

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Virginia beat Notre Dame last night 50-49 and the game went to overtime. Fuck that. It’s some Criminal level shit from a team that won the NCAA title last year.
 
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Virginia beat Notre Dame last night 50-49 and the game went to overtime. Fuck that. It’s some Criminal level shit from a team that won the NCAA title last year.
UVA won the overtime 3-2.

They rank 353 in tempo, 256 in offensive efficiency and 3rd on defense. This is a year all the stereotypes fit. Last year they were the 2nd best offense in the country.
 

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Fran at a school in the Pac12 that can recruit itself would be scary.
The SEC even more. They have a single decent defensive team (Arkansas) but they are terrible on offense. Every other SEC team is #50 or lower.
 

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I have watched games outside of the Big Ten recently and it is amazing how different the play is. Fran would be the king of some of these other leagues where you don't have to bash your head against a wall every single night.
that why I want to see us in a tourney setting where we don’t have to play an elite offensive team in the round of 32
 

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If he’s your neighbor, your life sucks as bad as his.
My neighbors are a 60 year old drug dealer and another 60 year old unemployed single dude who inherited his dead parents house and sits in his Eastside sun room all day and night chainsmoking and hacking up his lungs and listening to loud music. So I'd take Morehouse. I'd take Rolos imaginary soviet neighbor Sergei. Or even Valpo.
 

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What’s everyone else going to eat?
 
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Vecenie is really good, Boston was one of the teams to work him out last year and he's probably right. I wouldn't be surprised if he was a 2nd round pick this year. But if he doesn't come back and develop I think he's gonna be on the Uthoff path. Hell, he may be regardless.
 
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They just did an NBA-style draft for B10 all star teams on "B10 Basketball & Beyond".... and Robbie Hummel picked Wieskamp as his starting '2G'.

Overall stats aside, that's a 'wow, really?' pick imo - based mostly on recency bias.
 
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Hey guys lets shit all over our second best player who's going to be a top 5 all time scorer some more.
Last best chance at a road win - which the team did pull out - and he contributes 2 points. Just sayin'.

He did have 8 rebounds and that was great, but with Garza down a bunch with foul trouble, JW basically disappeared on the offensive end for large portions of time when he should have been the dominant scoring option with LG off the floor.
 
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