ISU Game Thread and Notes

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Re: ISU Game Thread and Notes

Post by Highway26north » February 9th, 2020, 3:17 pm

It is maybe my imagination but seems to me DGordon is making strides almost every game. Needs to be stronger (what freshman doesn't) but he's slowly getting more assertive. It would be great if he could have a blowout game, win or lose, before the season passes into the dust. Getting a glimmer of what he can be. As noted it would have been great if those 3s had gone down last night. You have to work really hard to come that close to making a 3 and missing it. Back to back.

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Post by mustang » February 9th, 2020, 4:25 pm

8th season, likely will be at .500 in big 12 games overall at conclusion of 2020

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Post by Kid In the Hall » February 9th, 2020, 4:42 pm

Highway26north wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 3:17 pm
It is maybe my imagination but seems to me DGordon is making strides almost every game. Needs to be stronger (what freshman doesn't) but he's slowly getting more assertive. It would be great if he could have a blowout game, win or lose, before the season passes into the dust. Getting a glimmer of what he can be. As noted it would have been great if those 3s had gone down last night. You have to work really hard to come that close to making a 3 and missing it. Back to back.
He's the best rebounder on the team. That's both sad (as it relates to our bigs), but also a positive because he does have a nose for the ball.

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Post by xtrawildcat » February 9th, 2020, 5:18 pm

LincolnLarry wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 1:05 pm
gdgjr78 wrote:
February 8th, 2020, 10:52 pm


Good programs are consistently good, the only thing we are consistent about is being inconsistent. This staff must stop giving out scholarships to players that shouldn't be playing at this level of basketball.
Bruce has never been consistently good. He’s a feast or famine coach, and typically eats well when someone else has done the grocery shopping for him.
Thats a new take. Used to be Can only win with inherited players and then it it progressively down hill from there. He broke that narrative so needed a new one.

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Post by learnin » February 9th, 2020, 6:35 pm

xtrawildcat wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 9:46 am
Very disappointing game. That makes two games where Solomon Young had a career game against us. Both losses. We need to get a little more production from our freshmen if we are going to win more. Need D Gordon to get a little stronger and more experienced so he makes those follow shots he is missing now. He is a very quick player but not explosive with the jump.
And need Sneed to either make more of his threes or don't take as many.
Final stats.
https://www.kstatesports.com/documents/ ... 3_book.PDF
Yes, Dajuan must finish more of those underneath put backs and drives.

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Post by learnin » February 9th, 2020, 6:38 pm

WIldWIllieCat wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 10:08 am
Sure didn't look to me like that team ever thought they could win.

I've seen teams like this before, that literally can't play well until they're down big and the pressure is off because the game is already hopelessly out of hand.
Good point. They definitely lack that certain something when playing under pressure.

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Post by learnin » February 9th, 2020, 6:40 pm

ToledoCat#2 wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 11:23 am
Basketball games are determined by putting the ball in the hoop -- shooters.

KSU simply need more shooters. Scorers put points in from the inside. Shooters put points in from the outside. That's why we need shooters.
For sure. A team has to have at least 4 double digit scorers or 3 double digit and 3 scoring just under 10. This is the big problem. In yesterday's game, we had two double digit scorers.

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Post by learnin » February 9th, 2020, 6:42 pm

Kid In the Hall wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Back when Wooly was coaching, we had 16 game league seasons. He went 6-10 four times and 4-12 twice. This team could finish with four (or fewer) league wins, which would make it the worst K-State team since Asbury went 2-14 in the 1999-2000 season. Bruce's worst year (so far) was 5-13 in 2015-16.
You have to keep in mind that, today, there is an 18 game true round robin. You have to play every team at home and away. We're having a bad season, but any such comparison is simply a waste of time.

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Post by learnin » February 9th, 2020, 6:46 pm

Highway26north wrote:
February 9th, 2020, 3:17 pm
It is maybe my imagination but seems to me DGordon is making strides almost every game. Needs to be stronger (what freshman doesn't) but he's slowly getting more assertive. It would be great if he could have a blowout game, win or lose, before the season passes into the dust. Getting a glimmer of what he can be. As noted it would have been great if those 3s had gone down last night. You have to work really hard to come that close to making a 3 and missing it. Back to back.
The kid is experiencing some bad luck with his shots going down and rimming out. That's just the way things are going this year. Then, when the buzzer sounds a second before he releases his last long 3, it's nothing but the bottom of the net. His big game is coming at some point.

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Post by Puffdad » February 9th, 2020, 7:05 pm

Wichita State just got beat 76-43 by Houston. What happened to the greatest coach in America?
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