I know winning on the road is tough but man

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by HaydenHawk56, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. HaydenHawk56

    HaydenHawk56 Well-Known Member

    Iowa sure makes career nights out of opposing teams with the best of them. Maybe they come back...ya probably not but this feels a lot like the Purdue game. Once the 3s start dropping for the other team..game over man. Hard to believe Garza has over 20 in the first half...does not feel like it...just goes to show how good of a player he is. If he only had a bench to complement him.
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  2. ssckelley

    ssckelley Well-Known Member

    You’re not gonna beat anyone on the road when they are making 58% from 3’s.
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  3. smitharooney

    smitharooney Well-Known Member

    You aren’t going to win on the road with a bunch of mental midget cream puffs complementing Garza
  4. BVHawk95

    BVHawk95 Well-Known Member

    I know we're missing a lot of key pieces, but goddamn, for once I'd like to see a Fran McCaffery-coached team show some effort in closing out on threes.

    I get people get hot. But it seems like every other game someone who shoots 10% gets scorching hot against us, and it can't always be luck.
  5. koralakers

    koralakers Well-Known Member

    Story of our lives. Opposing teams always have their career offensive games against us. Can’t miss a shot no matter what angle. Heavily guarded or not. Been happening for 40 years. Pretty used to it by now
  6. uihawk82

    uihawk82 Well-Known Member

    And now it looks like a major injury is going to make winning games tough period. The hawks were playing well and then boom they hit 4 3's in a row while the hawks were turning it over
  7. Robowe

    Robowe Well-Known Member

  8. HaydensHawk

    HaydensHawk Well-Known Member

    Iowa is about to go down the annual slide for an NIT bid. Fran just isn't a great coach.
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  9. EstronHawkKing

    EstronHawkKing Well-Known Member

    Garza will save Fran his job this year
  10. uihawk82

    uihawk82 Well-Known Member

    Injuries are a big factor this year. It would be nice to have another body with experience like an Isaiah Moss.
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    STILLBUSTER Well-Known Member

    I’m no Fran apologist but this has been my favorite season of his, yet. Granted, that has more to do with Frank and Luka Garza than this crew of below average strategists but Ill throw him a bone for a few glimmers of hope he’s shown with the short handed roster options and use of timeouts.

    While the inevitable collapse is here ( Bank it, losing CJ for the rest of the season = 2-4, and a 10 seed, at best.) this team still overachieved, in my book. They’ll be 1 and done in both tourneys but they made the dance, which is way more than I expected.

    I’m just praying to the Almighty that Luka comes back, P-Mac gets well, CJ doesn’t suffer the Soph Slump, Joe T gets his shit together, Joe W grows a set of balls and C-Mac gets something resembling a jump shot. Top that off with Joe Bo’s farewell tour and some “Reggie/Gabe” Ogundele power in the middle... gettin’ me some Hawkeye wood for 2020-2021
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  12. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    Our defense was bad once again, but defense had nothing to do with the one guy who killed us tonight. It doesn't matter anyway. We're out of players. The season died at assembly hall.
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  13. HawkeyeWalker

    HawkeyeWalker Well-Known Member

    It's sad. But its true.
  14. Robowe

    Robowe Well-Known Member

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  15. SpiderRico

    SpiderRico Well-Known Member

    Yes, winning on the road is hard. Playing tough, hard nosed defense and competing on the road shouldn’t be.
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  16. HawkGold

    HawkGold Well-Known Member

  17. cohawkeye

    cohawkeye Well-Known Member

    Cant get to worked up about a road loss with a Fran team. They just arent competitive. Defense is further exposed now with a further lack of depth. First round losses in both tourneys are possible and probably likely. But watching Garza get mugged and still get numbers has made this a better than expected season for me to watch.
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  18. eyekwah

    eyekwah Well-Known Member

    To get back to 10 down with Frederick out showed a lot of character. In the end turnovers were the difference. Indiana's points off turnovers dwarfed iowa's. Iowa had some momentum but the missed goal tending call and subsequent technical were killers. I think if Frederick is on the floor in the second half Iowa wins. Too bad.

    Indiana not a great team. I look for them to lose four of their next five.
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  19. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    Is it safe to say CJF is injury prone at this point? I really hope this isn’t super serious but it looked very bad. He’s had three different injuries this year alone and had one last year that led to the redshirt. That stinks.
  20. 99topdawg

    99topdawg Well-Known Member

    The scariest thing is that 3rd place is 5 losses, but 12th place is 7 losses (we have 6).
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