Every season, in every league, there's an MSU-level win, and a Nebraska-level loss.
Iowa's not that unique.
Iowa's not that unique.
I disagree when the sentiment is get rid of Fran.I think it is more frustration than idiocy.
Not at Iowa. That's what people can't seem to figure out...........still, just once, maybe, can we not have a little glimpse of glory that isn't immediately followed by a resounding crash (queue bass drum and cymbal effect)?
Further.. maybe. Worse...maybe.Doubt if many other coaches could have got further with this team. Lack of depth, too reliant on outside shooting.
There are flaws on this roster and finishing tied for fifth isn't bad considering said flaws.
Iowa women have the same issue with all offense and no defense. It's just masked more when you have the best offensive player in the game. Perhaps the history of the game.Since absolutely nothing has been done to fix the offense in football you cannot expect anything to be done to fix men's basketball. Go Iowa Women!!
You're missing out man. Getting to watch two games every week during the shittiest time of year. Hell with woman's basketball I find myelself looking forward to four games per week now.just peeking in on the Basketball forum. I only watch a few games each year. For some reason I'm just not attached to basketball like I am football.
And I'm glad. It aint worth it.
I just don't expect iowa basket ball to be that special. I was pleased and surprised that they won the B1G tournament last year but face it that is rare.
I expect this team to be exiting the NCAA by week 2.
Good point about needing hope for next year when we miss the tournament. The last time Fran missed the tournament after making 3 in a row, we had a really young team that finished strong. It gave us hope for the future. Of course, that year was followed by a terrible year to dash all hope. Then just when all hope is lost, Fran turns it around and hasn't missed a tournament since. This will be 5 in a row. But if Fran would have missed this year, hope would have been pretty bleak for the future.Iowa finished 5th in a season most publications had 9th or higher and after losing the best shooter in the history of the program and a top 5 NBA pick.
I am pissy about yesterday's game as well, but sometimes a little prospective is needed.
Solid season for Iowa in what should have been a rebuild type of year. Get in the dance and anything can happen.
That's my expectation. Dance or bust. Make it, I give you another year, miss it, there better be a good reason for it and there better be plenty of hope moving forward.
Barring Fran stays at Iowa, I am plenty excited about the programs future. Being good enough to dance every season is something I've grown quite accustomed to again as an Iowa fan. Keep that up and I'll continue to support it.
We have some really good players coming in and I think Iowa will do well in the portal moving forward. They have a lot to sell.