**2020-2021 Iowa Basketball Season Thread**

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@Hawkstrat pointed this out on the last page. It wasn't just some random fan, it was a University employee all over Twitter #wElLaCtUaLlYiNg Iowa's Naismith candidate. Super weird.
Yeah...if it was an Illinois player or something getting recognized then it'd still be cringey but at least more understandable given her job revolves around promotion Iowa athletes. But it's really really weird to take away from an Iowa player's accomplishments.
 

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Is Luka going to start a fashion trend here in Iowa with gaudy earrings and black shoes with white socks?
 

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Has anybody played zone on us all season? I imagine we would shoot them out of it pretty quickly but you’d think teams might try it to keep their big men out of foul trouble.
 

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Has anybody played zone on us all season? I imagine we would shoot them out of it pretty quickly but you’d think teams might try it to keep their big men out of foul trouble.
There have been a couple games where teams threw it Iowa to give them a different look. Iowa just moved Connor to the foul line, the defense collapsed on him like they were suppose to and he found someone wide open each time.
 

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I think Garza is going to have a monster finish to the year. He was shockingly (maybe understandably) nervous the last couple weeks leading up to passing Marble for the all time scoring record.

He seemed to really relax and looked like his old self after he finally passed him up. With that pressure off him and Iowa playing as an underdog in a road environment the next 2 games, won't be shocked to see him go off.
 

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I think Garza is going to have a monster finish to the year. He was shockingly (maybe understandably) nervous the last couple weeks leading up to passing Marble for the all time scoring record.

He seemed to really relax and looked like his old self after he finally passed him up. With that pressure off him and Iowa playing as an underdog in a road environment the next 2 games, won't be shocked to see him go off.
I know this is captain obvious, but it would be great for him to have a signature performance in one of the next couple games to quell all this ayo talk.
 

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I know this is captain obvious, but it would be great for him to have a signature performance in one of the next couple games to quell all this ayo talk.
The Ayo talk is by some loudmouth Illinois homers for the most part (IE Bardo.)

No coaches are voting for Ayo and the majority of national media, while hearing rumbles, aren’t either.
 
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The Ayo talk is by some loudmouth Illinois homers for the most part (IE Bardo.)

No coaches are voting for Ayo and the majority of national media, while hearing rumbles, aren’t either.
it was refreshing when Ayo wasnt even co - PoW in the douche for this week with that sham triple double.
 
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The Ayo talk is by some loudmouth Illinois homers for the most part (IE Bardo.)

No coaches are voting for Ayo and the majority of national media, while hearing rumbles, aren’t either.
I actually like Bardo most of the time but he was calling a game this weekend and said his POY was Ayo and his COY was Matt fucking Painter.
 

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I actually like Bardo most of the time but he was calling a game this weekend and said his POY was Ayo and his COY was Matt fucking Painter.
I don’t. His insight is limited to reminding you people have “active hands,” and that he was part of the flying Illini.

He also had someone other than Morsell as DPOY. His entire group of awards was simply to look different. He’s a complete dipshit.
 

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I don’t. His insight is limited to reminding you people have “active hands,” and that he was part of the flying Illini.

He also had someone other than Morsell as DPOY. His entire group of awards was simply to look different. He’s a complete dipshit.
He should come to HaLo, where dipshits thrive.
 

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Non opponent adjusted, their defense hasn't been horrific in B10 play outside of that awful 4 game stretch (I included the Gonzaga game for context). Again, this is raw PPP, not opponent adjusted:

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The MN game was an insane outlier - Iowa played decent defense for 75% of the game and then MN scored 29 points in the last 10 minutes and 19 points in a 5 minute OT.

Looking at the above, they've only won one shootout this year (vs MSU) and only lost one game where the D played fairly well (@ IND).
 
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Non opponent adjusted, their defense hasn't been horrific in B10 play outside of that awful 4 game stretch (I included the Gonzaga game for context). This is raw PPP, not opponent adjusted:

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The MN game was an insane outlier - Iowa played decent defense for 75% of the game and then MN scored 29 points in the last 10 minutes and 19 points in a 5 minute OT.

Looking at the above, they've only won one shootout this year (vs MSU) and only lost one game where the D played fairly well (@ IND).
This is interesting because at the beginning of the year most here thought that if Iowa was clicking on offense they’d be damn near impossible to beat. Clearly not the case. Defense still matters.
 

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This is interesting because at the beginning of the year most here thought that if Iowa was clicking on offense they’d be damn near impossible to beat. Clearly not the case. Defense still matters.
I think people thought that as long as the defense wasn’t awful. You are right that defense matters and it just needs to be mediocre for Iowa to be really really hard to beat. If it’s terrible then of course they’re going to get beat a lot of nights.
 

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I think people thought that as long as the defense wasn’t awful. You are right that defense matters and it just needs to be mediocre for Iowa to be really really hard to beat. If it’s terrible then of course they’re going to get beat a lot of nights.
Yeah, they don't need to be good, they just generally need to be not too far above 1 PPP.
 
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Non opponent adjusted, their defense hasn't been horrific in B10 play outside of that awful 4 game stretch (I included the Gonzaga game for context). This is raw PPP, not opponent adjusted:

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The MN game was an insane outlier - Iowa played decent defense for 75% of the game and then MN scored 29 points in the last 10 minutes and 19 points in a 5 minute OT.

Looking at the above, they've only won one shootout this year (vs MSU) and only lost one game where the D played fairly well (@ IND).
Also worth noting the defensive improvement in the repeat game every time we’ve played an opponent twice.
 

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Non opponent adjusted, their defense hasn't been horrific in B10 play outside of that awful 4 game stretch (I included the Gonzaga game for context). This is raw PPP, not opponent adjusted:

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The MN game was an insane outlier - Iowa played decent defense for 75% of the game and then MN scored 29 points in the last 10 minutes and 19 points in a 5 minute OT.

Looking at the above, they've only won one shootout this year (vs MSU) and only lost one game where the D played fairly well (@ IND).
Mikey posting about statistical outliers has me thinking the end of the world is nigh...
 
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