man, Smotrycz really cant do anything
he grew a beard
man, Smotrycz really cant do anything
To go into that MSU game hot and in the top ten. Not looking good
Wow everything that could go wrong did to close out the half.
THJ misses the front of a 1 and 1
Morgan misses the bunny when he's fouled
Big rich gets called for a block when he was CLEARLY there and set
And Marble his the final shot
It's going to be a different 2nd half with Burke back an some adjustments. We can come back.
Big rich = vogrich. Even my phone sucks today.
I actually kind of like that nickname
I think you may have just stumbled upon a pretty epic nickname
I haven't seen McGary in there yet...if we could get him going that would be great.
Totally disagree sitting him for balance of half after two fouls. He has shown the ability to stay out of foul trouble. Three yes, take him out, but not two. Ball handling suffered all half as a result.
one of the few coaching strategies i hate from beilein. he sits EVERYONE who has two fouls in the first half. burke is not in danger of fouling out against these guys, they don't have the guards to draw 5 fouls on him.
This is really one of my only pet peeves with JB's coaching. Watch Burke play a foul-free second half and us lose by a bucket
I think as a freshman you play it safe. I agree with beileins call. We took the lead without Burke so it was fair to assume we could just bleed clock without him
It was just a whole bunch of silly plays in the final 2 minutes that all went Iowas way, that blew this game open
Burke will be ready to go the distance now and I bet well get back in this game. Iowa has been equal parts good and lucky so far. But you can't ride luck for 40 minutes.
I'm not usually into coaches yelling at his team, but I hope Beilein is letting our boys have it right now. No emotion in them today.
I hope the Mathlete is letting Beilein have it for sitting Burke the rest of the half
That had to be the worst half of basketball of the year. Team is 3 for 16 on 3s and 5 for 7 on 2s. Hmmmm....maybe it's time to shoot some more 2s? Also the 8 turnovers certainly isn't helping...
And I can't stand Belein's strategy for players in foul trouble. If you sit a dude with 2 fouls for the rest of the first half, that's much worse than if you play him like normal and he ends up fouling out with like 5 minutes left. PUT IN BURKE!!
And THJ...oh man. He's not even settling for 3s, he is forcing them up when they aren't even close to being in the rhythm of the offense, with plenty of time still on the shot clock.
Most frustrating watch of the season so far, by far....
Stop settling for threes. Need to drive the lane and look for post-ups inside. Don't always shoot well, but you can always work for a better shot. Need to come out with our hair on fire defensively and start pounding these clowns.
What does everyone see in this guy? He's content to stand out on the perimeter when he can put it on the floor and drive. Create mismatches.
he is typically a disaster when he puts the ball on the floor; a turnover or forced shot.. what makes him an asset on offense is when he is draining 3s. he's been horrible though in 2012. however, he has picked-up his "scrappiness" a bit this year.
Smotz and THJ are the liability this game thus far. 1-11 from the field...
Not to mention that THJ and Smotz are 0-8 from 3. Disturbing trend with THJ and 3s. He's shooting like 12% from 3 the last 6 games.
I do not like Smotrycz's attitude, he seems selfish and doesnt care about this team. This comes from a student who has gone to all the home games this season.
Morgan has one FG attempt. That's WAY too little.
but they've turned the ball over 3-4 times trying to get him the ball. that's a bigger problem.
off, it was so painful to watch! They look like a bunch of chickens running around w their heads for off. Yeah, that's basically what it looks like.
Thanks Coach Bombay.
Someone should tell this team that they can't just show up to the arena and expect to win. No desire, no effort today. Lackadaisical play all around.
Have to all shoot like ass at the same time?? I can't believe they aren't down 20.
The Iowa band just murdered the Blues Brothers song.
If you can't play it right, don't play it at all please.
Ok, here we go new half. Lets settle down and work an inside game with Morgan.