**Iowa vs. Michigan Basketball - 12/6/19 - 5:30pm - FS1**

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It's pretty amazing we're the #3 offense while not shooting very well from 3 so far. 33.8% which ranks 133rd. Unfortunately I don't know if we'll shoot that well from deep this year. Joe T., Bakari, Connor, Pemsl will be half of the rotation in a week.
 

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This team can be pretty damn entertaining. Need Joe W to get back to himself though. Quickly.
 
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Nebrantska in '18, Wisconsin in '15, Michigan in '13, Oregon and Northwestern in '12 are the only games in the Fran era where we gave up more points per possession than tonight. 6th worst in the Fran era.
 

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Nebrantska in '18, Wisconsin in '15, Michigan in '13, Oregon and Northwestern in '12 are the only games in the Fran era where we gave up more points per possession than tonight. 6th worst in the Fran era.
well the fran era is only half over so brace yourself
 
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#3 offense. #128!!!!!!! defense.

Fuck. If Fran would hire a defensive specialist instead of Billy Fucking Taylor, maybe that would change.

Hire Bergman.
With a defense this bad Bergy might strangle somebody, probably Fran.

I would be happy if they would just see man and ball and play proper help side defense.
 

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How many hedges by a center 30 feet from the hoop and then asking the center to have to sprint back into the lane?
You've got a guy scoring 44 points and is unstoppable on offense. You have him expend tons of energy doing this on the defensive end. Seems really dumb.
 

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Folks need to stop acting like Fran has any plan or intention to hire someone to improve the defense. If it hasn’t happened by now, it won’t. When they brought that guy in a few years ago in the off-season according to an insider! he pretty much determined it was a lost cause.
 

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Yes Fran needs to coach defense better and probably bring in a specific assistant to do so. But I would rather watch this than Wisconsin.
Yes, Wisconsin is tough to watch and they suck this year. But that's like a Nebrantska football fan's argument right now......I would rather watch our 5-7 team than a 9-3 Iowa team that is boring offensively.
 

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Yes Fran needs to coach defense better and probably bring in a specific assistant to do so. But I would rather watch this than Wisconsin.
Yes, Wisconsin is tough to watch and they suck this year. But that's like a Nebrantska football fan's argument right now......I would rather watch our 5-7 team than a 9-3 Iowa team that is boring offensively.
Except, you know, iowa is good at basketball.
 
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Luka is a scoring fucking machine. Pass him the ball and he puts it in the basket.

Started saying that during Vegas. Bar watch last night said it a lot, which was nice.
 
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If he stays healthy and Iowa can have a run in one of the two conference tournaments or a postseason tournament, Garza has an outside chance of leaving as Iowa’s all time leading scorer. A lot has to go right, but it’s possible.
 

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It was great seeing him get 44 last night, but I hope Iowa doesn't fall in love with forcing it to him all the time. The way they are going to win games is by hitting three point shots at a high rate.
 

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I actually think they need to continue to force it to him like he’s Doug McDermott.
 
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I actually think they need to continue to force it to him like he’s Doug McDermott.
I just wish he was a better passer and that would be a great strategy. It is pretty crazy for how much he touches the ball he doesn't even average one assist per game.
 

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I actually think they need to continue to force it to him like he’s Doug McDermott.
I just wish he was a better passer and that would be a great strategy. It is pretty crazy for how much he touches the ball he doesn't even average one assist per game.
Exactly. He is a black hole, but one that scores most of the time or is positive. You give it to him, you likely aren't getting it back and a shot is going up.

Hitting threes is going to open it up for him even more. Forcing it to him will cause everyone to double a guy that doesn't pass much.
 

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I actually think they need to continue to force it to him like he’s Doug McDermott.
I just wish he was a better passer and that would be a great strategy. It is pretty crazy for how much he touches the ball he doesn't even average one assist per game.
Considering he scores at like an 80% clip when he gets it low it’s not that surprising. He needs to get better at kicking it out when he’s doubled but it would be insane not to get him a touch every time he gets posted up inside.
 

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funny how Kirk and Fran are complete opposite in how they view offense/defense
 
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Iowa’s rebounding was shit. Michigan scored on almost every possession. Box the fuck out and they win.
 

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Iowa’s rebounding was shit. Michigan scored on almost every possession. Box the fuck out and they win.
Someone said that Iowa didn't have a defensive rebound after the 10:00 mark in the 2nd half.

That can't be right, can it?
 

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According to the ESPN play-by-play, Iowa’s last defensive rebound came with 10:20 left in the second half. Jesus.
 

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The way basketball is meant to be played!
 

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With the exception of a couple of runs by Michigan in the first half that gave them a 10-12 point lead, we played the number 4 team in the country even on their home court. That's something to be optimistic about. This team will make the NCAA tourney.
 

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It really fucking annoys me how fran gets crucified for how he coaches defense when we play basketball how it was intended to be played.
Get that shit out of here.
 

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How many hedges by a center 30 feet from the hoop and then asking the center to have to sprint back into the lane? How many times is Garza going to take 2 steps over to help when it should be a half step? How many times will the wing guys in the zone not have a single clue where anyone is? How many times will guys on the block in the zone step up way too far into the lane and allow an immediate dump down for a layup?

Look at the 2 plays when Iowa was down 7 at the under 8 timeout. Michigan came out and got a layup and a dunk because Garza still has no clue how to simply take space up in the lane and not get out of position.
The hard hedge 30 feet from the basket is dumb. If you’re getting ball screened out there just go under the screen. You only hard hedge obviously if he’s a threat to shoot and you can’t/don’t want to switch.

the over helping is more systemic than Garza. It’s usually guys not being in the gaps to take away the middle drive and the lack of on ball pressure. The more on ball pressure you have, the more the helpside can get towards the midline. But bc there’s no pressure on the ball, they’re too worried about the skip pass.
 

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#3 offense. #128!!!!!!! defense.

Fuck. If Fran would hire a defensive specialist instead of Billy Fucking Taylor, maybe that would change.

Hire Bergman.
Lol

2 of those kids could play for Bergman...and they're both related to Fran. Maybe Touissant, he likes to get after it.
If Brauns can play for Bergy, the pussies for Iowa can.
 

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MM defense is pretty easy to teach. There are things to consider when it comes to ball screens and stagger screens that you Defend differently depending on your opponents but other than that it’s pretty simple.
 
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MM defense is pretty easy to teach. There are things to consider when it comes to ball screens and stagger screens that you Defend differently depending on your opponents but other than that it’s pretty simple.
Get that shit out of here

and put it in your podcast
 
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