Uconn vs. Iowa- Fri Nov.16th

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  1. the Blades

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    Iowa is -4.5 in this game. This really surprises me that they are the favorites tonight.
     
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    90% of Iowa's production is back. Last night, three non-contributors also contributed to the 77-69 win over Oregon.

     
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    Time to Take the next step and show consistency tonight.

    Iowa is a good matchup stylistically. Big team and likely physical, but can also shoot. We'll have to grind with them and hopefully run away with our athleticism.
     
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    Officiating looks like the first half last night. One step is a travel for us and 50/50 calls seemingly always go their way.

    Keep fighting through it.
     
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    Can't beat the shady frickin' zebra's ...mystery travels and every touch is foul against Uconn..but Iowa can run with the ball and nothin' ...SMH !
     
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    Franschilla, diplomatically speaking, thinks the refs suck too. So we must not be paranoid.
     
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    First sign of adversity. Last year this would be a 30 point loss. What kind of grit do we have?
     
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    These refs are horrible.
     
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    Uconn not playin great but it's tough playin' 5 against 8
     
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    Not sure who’s worse, us or the zebras. But we can at least control how we play. Or should be able too. 3/4 travels were bogus, but the 9 other turnovers are inexcusable.

    Show some guts in the second half. Get it to 5 with 5 to play and see what happens.
     
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    3 men in striped shirts were seen crossing the Hudson hours before tonight's game......New Jersey Sports Betting.......they've had to be good for 12 Iowa points alone.....meanwhile Gilbert gets assaulted everytime he goes towards the hoop and nothin'




     
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    Bo Boroski is no Iowa fan
     
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    Iowa, great job tonight. Hopefully we get another shot at you this year in the tourney. Just with a different officiating crew. ;)
     
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    What a douche bag that Iowa player was at the end of the game.
     
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    Oh it all makes sense now.....Bo Boroski...."He's one of the best guys in our league," one Big Ten coach told ESPN.com.
     
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    Very disappointing performance by UConn. Iowa was the more physical team. UConn had no answers for Garza and Cook. Cook was using the same move going left all night and nobody could stop him. These two guys and McCaffery can definitely ball. Iowa looks like they will be a tough matchup in the Big 10.

    UConn had way too many TOs in this tournament. Gilbert is trying to force the ball into too many tight spaces. Iowa had the passing lanes played.
     
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    What ....the clear out offensive foul hook with his right arm ?....LOL!
     
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    Gee, who would of thought it, now I know the fix was in:
     
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    Terrible night all around, but Coach has a lot of film to correct the mistakes.

    Only Cobb had an above average offensive game. But the defense and ball security has to tighten. The goal should be to never give up 70 points
     
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    " The Huskies got smoked. They got hosed by the officials early......" and I will say often......(And you mean it isn't just us, ESPN's FF, etc....who saw what we saw) ........but: UConn's loss to Iowa a reminder that the Huskies won't have answers every night

    True, you can't play small ball vs. every team, something we discussed at length this pre-season. Especially vs. big / slow physical teams depending on how the games are called. Luckily we have two 4 star players who will add more height (hopefully in DEC) when they get back.... Sidney Wilson as a wing/guard option and Mamadou as another body to bang in the frontcourt .
     
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    Cmon dude. So Iowa clearly wasn't the better team against UConn?
     
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    Fry, no doubt you were better.

    But momentum is big, especially in college sports. They called three phantom travels on us in the first half and let your guy take three steps before he took his two legal steps. And Fran Franshilla commented on it all.

    Then in the second half, the fouls were 8-2 and 21-12 overall at one point. That's pretty significant.

    You have a good team, especially Cook. Like I said, hopefully we get to play again in March. Good luck this year, until then. ;)
     
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    The officiating was lousy, but I don’t think UConn was winning that game. As far as momentum and getting psyched out, that’s a part of sports. In baseball pitches that are outside get called strikes and the hitter can stand there and cry or argue with the umpire or he can get back in the batter’s box and suck it up. In this game UConn dealt with some adversity as far as bad calls but you have to adjust to it and deal with it as best you can. Iowa played a very physical game and nobody could check Garza in the first half. UConn doesn’t really have a good matchup for Garza on their roster- a big who could go out and cover shooters- nor do they have anyone that could handle the strength and physicality of Cook. Maybe Diarra when he is back. These are the kinds of teams that UConn had trouble with in the past. What was a surprise to me was how well Iowa handled UConn’’s ball pressure. McCaffrey is a very very good athlete and player. He made correct decisions with the ball. This is where UConn could have neutralized the physical advantage of Iowa and they failed to do so.
     
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    Well it does make it alot easier when your PG is allowed to use his off hand to push away the defender...:rolleyes:
     
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    Here's a good one from Borges (an AP voter himself)
     
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    There are certainly going to be problems when you decide to play small ball. Turnovers shouldn't be one of those problems. UConn was never in this game because of all the early turnovers, and it went downhill from there. Yeah, the refs weren't great, but there's no excuse for doing things like passing the ball back to a guard who's still behind the half-court line. Also, I would have expected better penetration from the guards. In this game, all the problems of playing small ball were highlighted - without any of the advantages.
     

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