**Iowa vs. Cincinnati Basketball - 12/21/19 - 8pm - BTN**

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#24 KenPom vs. #49 KenPom on a neutral court. Win this and they will get to 10-3 before January.

Iowa should be -4 or -5
 
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Haven't seen Cincinnati play this year but I'm going to assume they are less rapey without Mick Cronin since they allowed 91 to Bowling Green and lost.
 
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Haven't seen Cincinnati play this year but I'm going to assume they are less rapey without Mick Cronin since they allowed 91 to Bowling Green and lost.
They're ranked 50th in defense right now, their worst since 2009. Offense also worse than it's been in a few years. Brought Cumberland and a few pieces back from last year and added his cousin as a transfer.
 
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I'm not a fan of the logic that officials should change the way they call the game based on game situation, but hot damn on that call.
 
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Should have called the flop by the Colgate guy if calling anything in that situation
 

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Quite the ego on that guy for trying to sneak in TWO buzzer beating attempts.
 
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The audio of the Cincinnati Colage ending is amazing and necessary for the full effect. Anytime the color commentator can only gasp "What ... What's he doing?" it is a vintage fuck up.

 
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Apparently Cumberland said "I didn't know the score" but there's no score scenario where a 60' shot with 5 seconds left is on the table as a potential play.
 
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That is the most bizarre ending I have seen in a long time.
 
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No 21 Tennessee(7-2) plays @ Cincinnati(6-4) tonight at 6:00pm on ESPN2 for those interested.
 
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Cincinnati won, 78-66. They aren't lacking in athletes.
In years past that would scare me but Garza is the great equalizer. Just dump it in to him and he will dominate their tall skinny white boy. They mentioned it during the game but Cumberland also looks hurt. He didn't even have enough lift to dunk it with a running start. Just make those guys shoot jumpers and we have a good shot.
 
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Cincinnati won, 78-66. They aren't lacking in athletes.
In years past that would scare me but Garza is the great equalizer. Just dump it in to him and he will dominate their tall skinny white boy. They mentioned it during the game but Cumberland also looks hurt. He didn't even have enough lift to dunk it with a running start. Just make those guys shoot jumpers and we have a good shot.
Also, if we score more points than them, we should win.
 

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Cincy did not look great. Undisciplined and sloppy. Iowa wins this game easily unless they can't shoot the ball.
 

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It’s between JoeT and Kriener I’m guessing and it better not be Kriener.
 

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Yeah starting Kriener really makes no sense. Then your only backup post is Pemsl.

At least with the guards you can stagger them with Evelyn.
 

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They really need at least one of Garza or Kreiner on the floor as much as possible, those Pemsl center minutes are a disaster. I feel bad for the dude, he was a good player his freshman year but he can't move or jump at all anymore
 

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Love the starting 5. Hopefully, they consistently play about 30 minutes each.

That bench though....

 
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Fucking love this. There are going to be some rough moments for JT but Fran just gave him the keys. Lot of potential the next few years
Exactly. He’ll be infuriating to watch at times, but he has a lot of potential and a quick point guard who can beat guys off the dribble is something we’ve been sorely lacking for years. Let him learn through trial by fire and we’ll be a dangerous team next year and may still make the tournament this year.
 
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Fucking love this. There are going to be some rough moments for JT but Fran just gave him the keys. Lot of potential the next few years
Exactly. He’ll be infuriating to watch at times, but he has a lot of potential and a quick point guard who can beat guys off the dribble is something we’ve been sorely lacking for years. Let him learn through trial by fire and we’ll be a dangerous team next year and may still make the tournament this year.
Impressive
 
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Fucking love this. There are going to be some rough moments for JT but Fran just gave him the keys. Lot of potential the next few years
Exactly. He’ll be infuriating to watch at times, but he has a lot of potential and a quick point guard who can beat guys off the dribble is something we’ve been sorely lacking for years. Let him learn through trial by fire and we’ll be a dangerous team next year and may still make the tournament this year.
Impressive
Sounds like podcast material for our resident coaching expert.
 

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They really need at least one of Garza or Kreiner on the floor as much as possible, those Pemsl center minutes are a disaster. I feel bad for the dude, he was a good player his freshman year but he can't move or jump at all anymore
My least favorite lineups Iowa runs out are those that include both Pemsl/Kriener. They should never be on the court at the same time. One solid way to ensure that never happens is to never play Pemsl at all. At this point I would rather have Riley Till on the court than Pemsl. At least Till understands/accepts his role and plays within himself.
 

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Cumberland looks to be on the verge of tears when I’ve seen him play this year. I’m not sure if it’s going to be Pemsl or Connor that sends him over the edge.
 

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I'm really excited about the game tonight. That isn't an every game feeling like it is for football. This is a huge game for the post-season resume (even though I don't think Cincy is very good)
 
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I'm really excited about the game tonight. That isn't an every game feeling like it is for football. This is a huge game for the post-season resume (even though I don't think Cincy is very good)
With all the losses from last year and Bohannon banged up, had you told me they’d be 8-3 with a neutral site win over Tex Tech, road wins over Syracuse and Iowa St, and favored over Cincy, I would have said you’re nuts.
 
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