Monday, November 24, 2014

Fresh Meat- #13 Iowa St in Kansas City

I said earlier this week might define our season and I'm sticking to it. The first BIG test is HERE! Iowa State in their first 2 games have been a scoring MACHING averaging 87 PPG. Grant(ed) it was against Oakland, MI and GA State, but still... over 80PPG in the slow down era of college hoops is admirable.

Their starting 5 all average at least 13PPG, Niang and Dejean-Jones pull in 19 boards, with Naz Long leading the team in 3 pointers (and attempts). Long has taken close to 1/2 of the team's total 3s so that's the guy to watch outside. Inside, while not tall they do a great job on the boards (+5.5).

Iowa State plays 3 SEC teams this season (South Carolina and Arkansas). Looking at their non-conference slate we are one of their 3 toughest games.

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9:30 PM EST (8:30 PM CST) tipoff on ESPN2. I don't expect to win, but would like a good showing to better gauge us for the Arizona St/Maryland loser tomorrow.

3 comments:

CTider said...

Good Performance. Sick of moral victories, but the offense flowed well, and the team looks like they could actually be enjoyable to watch for the first time in 20 years. Wish we would have gotten more from Hale and Taylor.

bobbyjack said...

I'm in a wait and see mode.... we played Duke tough only to lose to Drexel the next night last season. I like Norris' hustle so far.

CTider said...

Oh, yea definitely. Have to win today.