Purdue has Iowa's number this year, I guess. I don't really care about the double-bye or the big ten tournament. Notching another two wins would be nice, though.
Two things about this team that I don't understand:
1) why doesn't Iowa emphasize boxing out (particularly the guards)? It seems like the opposing team shoots and everyone just stands still and stares, apparently hoping Garza or Kreiner or someone come down with the rebound. I think Fran's previous teams have done this as well, but they have been a lot longer/more athletic and could get away with it. Maybe there is an explanation for this I don't know about. Maybe Fran wants his guards able to release on fast breaks quicker, I don't know.
2) whats with Iowa's defense immediately collapsing when opposing teams have anywhere near the low post? It seems like Iowa over-collapses when the opposing teams get the ball inside, and that's what is causing the defense holes to open up. Every time an opposing team gets the ball down low (regardless of the player), two or three Iowa defenders move collapse/double him. It seems like doing that is whats causing the guards to have to scramble back to find the perimeter shooters waiting for a pass. Sometimes Fran criticizes his defense for being slow "on rotation," but I'm not sure that's it. I think they over-rotate at the wrong times. Do they really think Luka Garza needs defense help all the time? Do they think every opposing offensive player is Wilt Chamberlain and needs to be doubled?
PS: What the hell is up with Weiskamp? It seems like the game is moving too fast for him. He looks really slow out there.