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Iowa State looking like the 2nd best team in the Big12
They are beating West Virginia soundly at home: 50-33 right now
OU beat Texas Tech at home 81-63
KSU soundly beating TCU in FW: 55-38
This post was edited by Ashley Hodge 18 months ago
You just have to hope that Iowa State is cold from deep when you play them. Luckily we have been playing decent perimeter defense the last few weeks.
ISU's first four conference games from deep..
8-22 vs. WVU
14-38 vs. Kansas
11-26 vs. Texas
OU didnt look very good in that game, I watched most of it.
Not Big 12, but BC almost got a nice win over Miami, 60-59. Would have been good for RPI.
BYU plays Saint Mary's in a big WCC game tonight at 10 on ESPNU.
Wow ISU is just collapsing.
WV hit a lot of 3's in the 2nd half and only lost by 2 points
I turned that Iowa State game off- really surprised to see the final score.
kind of surprised by the Real-Time RPI numbers:
14. Oklahoma (shocked the computers like them this much)
35. Kansas State
40. Oklahoma State
42. Iowa State
Kansas St 3-0
Iowa State 2-1
West Virginia 1-3
Texas Tech 1-3
RPI hits tonight- BYU drops one at home to St Mary's 70-69...
Washington looking like they are going to beat Colorado: up 10 with 5 minutes left.
not Big12 related, but it is RPI related
#23 Illinois 19
@Illinois. Still early but that would be a nice win for Northwestern and help our RPI.
Also the Aggies followed up the big win at Kentucky by getting drilled at home by Florida: 68-47.
Northwestern is giving this one away. They were up 16 against Illinois. And now they are up 10 with 6 minutes left. They haven't sniffed a look at the rim in a while. Illinois' press has killed them.
nice job Northwestern: 68-54 at Illinois- very impressive
good rpi win for nw. illinois is in a tail spin with tough games ahead though.
the BTN is so awesome. I hope we can get a Big 12 network going some day. such quality programming.
also, if you get cbs sports it is awesome for cbb. it feels like march - same announcers, graphics, even music. gets me pumped. and they have some nice games. VCU vs St Joes tonight has been fun to watch.
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vcu down 1 32.2 left
st joes hits a ft, misses a ft, but gets the ball out of bounds off vcu
after going down 4 vcu didnt score but got the ball back on a travel - then hit a quick 3.
vcu down 1 11.4 secs left st joes to the ft line.
st joes hits 1-2 ft, vcu pushes and theus gets a lay up. tied at 80 6.8 secs left...timeout.
OT. and the cbs theme music takes us into the break...feels like march
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Overtime- should be a good one
I'm calling it now. Texas beats KU this Saturday in Austin on CBS.
I've got a feeling. KU has been playing bad lately and the Longhorns are due.
VCU took control in OT. road team has a real tough task winning OT after allowing that type of comeback. VCU is so fun to watch. they will go 4 guards and even have gone 5 once this season, but the difference between their guard heavy lineups and ours is that they PRESSURE the other team ALL GAME. they lead the nation with 13.06 steals per game. 2nd best is 11.83! in contrast we force 7.75 spg, good for T-99. if you play small, play fast! from an IU NCAA tourney game preview last season, a game they ultimately lost by 2:
"Shaka Smart calls his defense “HAVOC,” which seems like it should be an acronym for something, but is really just capitalized for emphasis. Strategically, the style is the one you saw VCU use to great effect in the tournament last season. The Rams press, but it’s not a soft press or a trapping zone. It’s about aggressively pressuring ballhandlers and making them as uncomfortable as possible. It applies in the half court, too, where VCU slaps and digs and claws at everything. That’s why they force a higher rate of turnovers than any team in the country this season. It’s the main focus of their defense. They want everything to be hurried and haggard, to force quick decisions, to get teams like Wichita State — which comes from the speed-averse, half-court-derived Missouri Valley — to rush. And the Shockers did exactly that.
How does IU avoid the same fate? To be honest, I’m not sure. Jordan Hulls is going to have to be really solid, and Victor Oladipo, Will Sheehey and the rest of the guards are going to have to be on their toes. IU should get after the offensive boards, and Cody Zeller is a matchup disaster for VCU. But so was Garrett Stutz, and the Rams hassled him into his worst game of the season. Zeller has to avoid foul trouble on the defensive end — which means the Hoosiers have to keep Darius Theus and the rest of the Rams in front of them at all times, so Zeller doesn’t constantly have to challenge layups at the rim — and work quickly on offense. See Doug McDermott. Catch, survey, finish, or dish. If you wait too long, the Rams converge, and they’re so good at ripping big guys below the waist and either generating steals or making them uncomfortable."
on X's post - the mclemore injury will help Texas too. certainly would not be a shocking upset. that is one Texas badly needs come tourney time. like our COC loss, they have a Chaminade L to overcome in march.
I thought that we were more engaged on D when we picked up our man at half and at 3/4 court at Kentucky. As Ashley has said many times, that to play fast if we are playing small. Adding your point that we need to pressure. Even if we don't get the steals, then we can delay them starting their offense.
The Missouri Valley is more of a half court game, but pressure did get coaches some bigger jobs. The Davis family at Drake pressured a lot and Keno had a brief big payday. Bruce Weber and Matt Painter at SIU used to fall back to half-court D then do the common AAU rush of two guards at the PG as soon as he crossed half-court.
Plenty of arrows in the pressure quiver. Some gamble more than others.
Horns have no chance if McLemore is healthy...none.
why is pressuring the ball once they cross half court "AAU"? we pressed in half court all game in 8th grade. VCU pressures. arkansas did and does again now. lots of HS teams trap the ball handlers in half court.
I would call that trapping.
I is a double-team that traps. SIU used to do it a lot when they had Jamaal Tatum at guard. They would drop back to below the top of the circle then run out on the PG when he stepped across the half-court line. It doesn't work as well with a mature PG, but works well against coaches like McDermmott. He loved to distract his PG and team yelling in plays and sets.
I watch a lot of high school ball and see that particular TRAP used in AAU as compared to high school or college.
My brother coached Jamaal in AAU ball for about six years. So if you were taking that as a slam on your past AAU ball experience, then you were mistaken. It was a topical comment on the Missouri Valley which was mentioned.
I just didnt understand the comment.
I wish we would pick guards up full court. And I would love to have a random flair tossed into it to gamble with a trap or something to force a turn-over.
247 Mobile double posting me again.
This post was edited by NoBSU 18 months ago
if we insist on playing 3 guards I would like to see pressure too. 1-2-2 full, 3/4, and half is a great pressure defense and one a guy like brady could run being on the floor with 2 guards who are so quick and athletic. with walton and pierre up front they could certainly bring some HAVOC themselves. we would run the 1-2-2 in half court and trap in all corners at times, and other times only in the baseline corners while dropping back from the top corners.
Pierre, Walton, and Bello could really bring some pressure. we really should be pressuring more with so many 3 guards lineups. we did it late at northwestern and it was effective. would be good to speed up a teams that like to play at a slower pace, and it fits a 3 guard lineup.
I agree- if you are going to go small; you better go fast.
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