With :29 seconds left before half, play was stopped
and ISU forward Rahshon Clark was down on the court, flat on his face. He did
get up but the floor won that battle as he was not the same coming out after
halftime as in warm-ups he was really favoring his shooting hand, the right
wrist was taped. He grimaced as he took a couple shots to loosen it up but you
could tell, the Hilton crowd wasn't going to see any monster dunks from
That was the bad news; the good news was that
A Train(aka) Anthony Davis was huge tonight for the Cyclones as he finished hitting three 3's in the game and none larger than to put ISU up 66-55 with left in the game and that was after he was called about a minute earlier for an offensive foul that was questionable.
Tasheed Carr played his best game of the season as
he showed patience and poise in handling the ball and looking for the open
jumper rather than forcing some shots as he has done in the previous games. His
outside presence along with
Shutting down Erik Crawford - What a job the defense did on Crawford, not allowing him to get any rhythm and being able to regain his stroke which he has lost so far this year. Right now for the Panthers it's a two man show as starting point guard Brooks McKowen did not score. Senior backup John Little played much better than McKowen and I wouldn't be surprised if he gets to start their next game.
Is Jiri going to be another Homan, Edwards, Shirley
or Michalik? Late in the second half Jiri Hubalek got called for a couple
questionable fouls, one on a block attempt and another on the defensive end. I
guess the refs need a new tall, nice, hard working Cyclone player to pick on,
and this year it looks to be Jiri. Hey Jiri, keep up the good work. I see
improvement every game from him and a lot since I saw him last year while at
Speaking about the refs, all in all it was a pretty clean game but this new point of emphasis on carrying the ball was a vendetta against Curtis as he was not only called for it once, but twice and that was the only time it was called in the entire game….by the same referee. Does something stink or what?
I was thankful that Coach McDermott and Wayne Morgan shook hands. I wouldn't want any bad blood between these two programs. Oh, that's right I heard the play by play announcer on Deace's show say UNI should win this game and the football team was to have won last year too. Hmmm, guess again Panther fans.
By the way, while I'm thinking about football, can
anyone tell me a good reason to play UNI? Are there any benefits for the
Cyclones?? Wouldn't you rather see us play someone like,
Next up, Fresno St. Yes, do not look ahead to