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Two Iowa State Post Game Thoughts


1. A very "Andre Miller" game, indeed. The Cyclones did their thing where they keep your defense off-balance with Royce White, the rest of the guys throw up threes like they're going out of style, and they uncannily manage to get points out of every scrum. Iowa State, you are really, really annoying. And I say that with the utmost of affection. (If styles make fights I'd pay money to see Iowa State matchup up against Syracuse.) Mizzou, on the other hand, did its Andre Miller thing, which is to say a little bit of everything. Haith and his charges threw everything but the kitchen sink at Iowa State to get them off track. Played slow. Sped them up. Played zone. Played man. Doubled and trapped White. What I like about so much about this team is its ability to do lots of different things, but it is safe to say that none of it really worked for most of the night. It was, just like the win in Ames, the quintessential grind-it-out win. Speeding up our own offense early in the second half, and then speeding up their's about midway through, was to me the difference in the game.

2. Good luck to the Seniors. You really could not ask for a better group of young people. It will be important to keep that in mind as we gear up for March Madness, which will inevitably end in heartbreak for all but one school.These seniors have been such an integral part of restoring this program to where it really should be nationally--a well-respected, consistently good though not elite program. Mike Anderson and his staff certainly deserves some credit for that as does Frank Haith and his staff.

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