Discussion in 'Basketball' started by HuckFinn, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. HuckFinn

    HuckFinn Well-Known Member

    Wisconsin down 20 to MN on the road after beating MSU by a bunch. CBI for the Badgers! Just ask the internet geniuses who are bashing Iowa as a team, individual players, and, of course, the coach. But, hey. We should forgive them. It’s been a long dry spell for them since Iowa has been within a game of the lead in a loaded BT. They were hoping for a big loss. Congrats!
  2. HaydenHawk56

    HaydenHawk56 Well-Known Member

    I want Iowa to win all of them, but this was a shit show tonight.
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  3. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Luckily I had previous commitments and missed the game. I did check the score at half time though................. HOLY #%*#%. Defense take the night off?
  4. dahlhawk

    dahlhawk Well-Known Member

    Purdue made everything, and I mean everything, I really don't think Iowa could have done anything else. A saw a shot hit the rim on a three and curl over,. Never saw a ball at that angle do that. Purdue got every bounce, every player was throwing them up with no conscience. Wiese and CJ had the ball stripped on multiple breakaways. Ever when Purdue turned the ball over it seemed to work out for them. This game was an anomaly, I don't think we see a carryover. Iowa should have gotten really physical and actually closing out and making contact, but they got shot out of the zone and the man to man was sketchy.
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  5. smitharooney

    smitharooney Well-Known Member

    I hurried home from work to watch this shitshow
  6. InGoodCo

    InGoodCo Well-Known Member

    It was a bad game. Iowa’s really only had 3 bad games this season. Most years we have way more. I guess there’s still time.
  7. WindsorHawk

    WindsorHawk Well-Known Member

    Like I said in another post. Big 10 teams all just want the NCAA Tournament to start so we can play some weaker competition for a couple games...before meeting back up in the Elite 8.
  8. 1hawkeye1

    1hawkeye1 Well-Known Member

    There will be hell to pay, and I mean HELL TO PAY when them SOB's come to Carver. They played well, no doubt, but I've never seen a team just be able to close their eyes and heave the ball from 3 over and over and over and have it splash though.

    Iowa will beat their asses when they come to town.
  9. HawkGold

    HawkGold Well-Known Member

    These guys at this level can make everything without real defense. There is the first clue. And it was about lack of perimeter speed. Painter like his hair on not is a great game coach. He exposed things. Our exit in March could well look like this against a quick perimeter team.
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  10. InGoodCo

    InGoodCo Well-Known Member

    I could hear this if we hadn't already soundly beaten some quick perimeter teams this season. I am not saying you're wrong, you're likely right - quick perimeter teams are going to give Iowa a challenge and our loss in March could very well look like this ....but it's not like tonight was the first quick perimeter team they've lost to or beaten. IMO, they killed us in the posts because of their size and us only starting one guy over 6'6". We didn't box out - and that really opened up 2nd chance points and in turn opened the perimeter and they were hot. We also played a pretty pathetic game of defense. It just wasn't there

    IMO, I think it's more of a cumulative effect of a couple things.

    1. Focus - it wasn't there. I don't know if they read their own press clippings this week, but Iowa didn't show up ready to play. You do that in this league you are going to be beat like a drum.

    2. It was on the road. Home teams are 142-33 in this league with 19 of those 33 loses coming to the bottom 3 teams

    3. Tired legs combined with no bench due to injury. This was their 3rd game in 7 days. This was their 4th game in 10. We don't have the luxury of resting our guys. The main 4 guys are playing 35+ a game. At some point that has to catch up to us. It did last night and it snow balled.
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  11. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    Tell that to Wieskamp. One of the best shooters in the conference who can't seem to make an open 3 anymore.
  12. uihawk82

    uihawk82 Well-Known Member

    I watched only the first half but you could tell after just a few minutes it might be bad. Hawks score first basket then get outscored 17-0 while PU rains in 3s, gets offensive rebounds, the hawks bumble the ball and miss a few free throws. Then they play even for about 5 minutes and hawks still down 14 but PU still hot. I think PU shot around 70% from 3 and from the field in the first half while Iowa was just not on offensively.

    But at the same time Iowa couldnt recover on defense and PU shooters were wide open most of the time and had time to gather and shoot. Hawks werent getting to loose balls and 50-50 rebounds. The hawks just need to wash this one down the drain and definitely beat Nebby.
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  13. WindsorHawk

    WindsorHawk Well-Known Member

    Here’s a very quick analysis of some basic data. And this is why my feelings about the team and the season hasn’t changed at all.

    As of this morning...

    Season 3% IA 34.9 & PU 34.8

    PU scores 21 fewer points last night shooting their normal percentage. Iowa scores 9 more. That’s a 30 point swing and we’re in a nail biter down to the last possession.

    Just for fun let’s say Iowa has the outlier game shooting 55.9% and Purdue struggles shooting 24%. That’s a 57 point swing and Iowa blows out Purdue.

    Side Note - Live by the 3. Die by the 3. The 3 is a big part of our game. Last night they lived and we died. I expect much different in Carver...quite possibly a 50 point swing.

    Edit - One more thing...Purdue is 2-6 on the road and 10-2 at home. Iowa is 3-4 and 11-1 respectively.
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  14. Xerxes

    Xerxes Well-Known Member

    Hopefully they can let it go and move on. Last night was one of those occurrences when you get to see what happens when a very hard playing defensive team gets on a very hot shooting streak & goes against a poor defensive team and that team makes matters worse by not playing with much effort or hustle.
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  15. homes

    homes Well-Known Member

    19 threes/56% from deep? At some point during the game I was half-expecting to see this. I mean, why not?

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  16. 1hawkeye1

    1hawkeye1 Well-Known Member

    It got so laughable that I began thinking, "jeebus, Purdue, why pass the ball around? Just close your eyes and chuck it up."
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2020
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  17. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    I was to the point where I was rooting for the shots to fall. It's like the more they fell, the less it bothered me.
  18. MelroseHawkins

    MelroseHawkins Well-Known Member

    Yea, you knew 5 min into this game that it was going to end like this.
  19. SteveGarvey1

    SteveGarvey1 Well-Known Member

    I think if the guy selling popcorn had been allowed to come down and play for Purdue, he would have knocked down a couple of threes because first, it was just Purdue's night, and second, nobody on our defense would have covered him.
  20. EstronHawkKing

    EstronHawkKing Well-Known Member

    I thought the game was st 8p, so I missed the entire thing.
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