Feels the Bern
- Aug 24, 2007
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If you could get 4, why did Joe T. only get 3?I could get 4 assists playing with Garza. Connors reluctance to shoot hurts the offense and other than entry passes, he rarely creates opportunities for teammates. Did you watch the end of reg prior to missing 2 Fts, Toussaint creates opportunities for everyone. He draws the defense when he penetrates which allows his teammates to get easy shots or follows.
Iowa is prolly the only team in the country that would start Connor in front of Joe absent another option at PG.That's because Connor throws the ball to Garza, while Joe misses his shot and hopes Garza gets the rebound. It's a bold strategy.
The last 5:40 they gave up 29 points on 13 possessions by my quick count. Nothing but free throws and 3's. So they were around 1.12 the first 39 minutes. Still not good but not the awful it ended up.Iowa scored 1.2 points per possession last night. They just gave up 1.3. It was their worst game of the season by far on D, mostly because of fouls.
I think Connor is a good role player but with Bohannon not being able to add anything, its a deadly combo. If Bohannon is shooting well, it makes up for a couple deficiencies.I'm just giving you shit, NLP. I like Toussaint and I'm glad he can get to the hoop, I just don't think dismissing what Connor brings to the table makes your point better.
connor is absolutely not slow when matching up with opposing 3’s and 4’s. And he’s physical enough to do a decent job on guards.he's slow, no matter who he's matched up on. Garza is slow, but he has to play. when you have Garza, Bohannon and Connor in together, it's going to be real hard to match up with anyone on the defensive end.
I mean, who has called this team elite? I think we are all excited about the potential in the tournament, but I’m not sure I’ve heard anyone say that. I mean unless you blaming people who vote in the polls.I know Fran isn't big on defense, and I've kind of learned to live with that. But my God, when it came to crunch time we let a shit team like Minnefuckingsota score 20 fucking points in overtime. Elite teams don't do that. Elite teams lose games for sure, but they don't lose by letting mediocre opponents go on 20 point scoring sprees in a 5 minute overtime. Think about that - that's 20 points in 5 minutes when the game was on the line. For anyone who gives a shit, that kind of scoring would yield 160 points in a 40 minute game.
I think this year's Iowa team will definitely make the Sweet 16, but those of us who think they'll win the Big 10 and make the Final Four or even the Elite Eight in the NCAAs are deluding themselves. If this team played good defense, they'd be a shoo-in for at least the Final Four. But the way things stand right now, and especially after that dismal defensive performance last night, I just don't see that happening.
You don't think anyone on this board was considering Iowa an elite team this year? Really?I mean, who has called this team elite? I think we are all excited about the potential in the tournament, but I’m not sure I’ve heard anyone say that. I mean unless you blaming people who vote in the polls.
True -- but most 4th and 5th options for well-ranked teams bring more than Connor and Bohannon are bringing now. Then there's black hole Nunge, jumperless Toussaint, garbage guy Murray, and Patrick.There aren’t many teams where this type of statement wouldn’t be true.
That really isn’t true.True -- bust most 4th and 5th options bring more than Connor and Bohannon are now. Then there's black hole Nunge, jumperless Toussaint, garbage guy Murray, and Patrick.
So you're not just talking a dropoff after the 3rd option, you're talking a huge dropoff.
JFC, you probably couldn't name a 4th, 5th or 6th option for any other top 10 team.True -- but most 4th and 5th options for well-ranked teams bring more than Connor and Bohannon are bringing now. Then there's black hole Nunge, jumperless Toussaint, garbage guy Murray, and Patrick.
So you're not just talking a dropoff after the 3rd option, you're talking a huge dropoff. We'll see if one of the Freshmen steps up, or if JBo gets his groove back. But right now, this is a round of 32, maybe sweet 16 team.