I can't sleep lately, s o put alot of time in this post. A small measure of good team defense is blocked shots. This means your players are in the right place at the right time on defense. We have outstanding height literally, AT EVERY POSITION on the court. Do we have a legit rim protector? Or are we co nssistenty out of position? If we are, why? Our leading shot blocker was our 6th man OFFTHEBENCH! What other team doesn't have a starter leading the taeam? During the "leanest" defensive games, Fran's "schemes" required our center to sprint out to the 3 pt. line to defend, most times far too late. This created alot of made 3's and/or easy lay-ups b/c there was NO-ONE IN THE LANE OR UNDER THE HOOP! These are rotations we need to ABANDON!! KEEP IT SIMPLE! I think we'd all agree, Iowa is one of the tallest teams IN THE NATION. So why didn't we finish in the top 5 in blocked shots? Top 10? 25? 50? Iowa finished #167 out of 353 Div. 1 teams. Bear with me, we finished behind such power-house teams as: Bethune Cookman, Tulane, Wagner, Youngstown St., Fla. A&M, Bucknell, Kent St. Santa Clara, Central Connecticut, Hampton, Fairleigh Dickenson, Colgate, Ark. Pine Bluff, Cornell, Cal Poly, Southern Utah, Alcorn St. San Francisco, Sacramento St. Alabama St., Rice, Austin Peay, Dartmouth, Seattle, Louisiana St., E. Carolina, The Citadel, Ball St., Eastern Illinois, Central Ark. Brown, Jackson St., Portland, Samford, Holy Cross, Georgia Southern, E. Tenn. St., UIC [Chicago], Portland St., Northern Kentucky, Howard, Missouri St., Niagra, Rhode Island, St. Francis, S. Illinois, Vermont, S. Alabama, Nicholls, Weber St., Morehead St., Sacred Heart, Fla. Gulf Coast, Furman, Jacksonville St., Stoney Brook, Layfaette, Ark. St., W.Illinois, Tenn. Tech, U.C.Irvine, American, Grambling, Yale, Norfolk St., Northwestern St., E. Mich., Cal.St. Northridge, Fla. Int'l, Old Dominion, Troy, St. Bonaventure, Purdue-Ft. Wayne, Marshall, Binghamton, Toledo, William & Mary, Georgia St., Duquesne, LIU Brooklin, W. Kentucky, Jacksonville, and St. Peters. This list excludes the real power teams in Div. 1 [Duke, Kentucky etc..] How could we finish behind ANY of these teams?? The stats speak for themselves. Fran_ I hope you tweak you defensive rotation schemes for next year. In the proper position, 3 blocked 3's by the player in the proper position or even 3 missed 3's saves 9 points on defense every game. 3 blocked lay-up or altered shot misses on them saves 6 defensive points per game. How many games could we have benefited yielding 6-9 less points per game? Just sayin.