Iowa Mens Basketball ended their non-conference at 11-2 and ranked in the top 25. They could've been 13-0 and 9-4 realistically... so 11-2 is fine. Time to start the B1G schedule against Nebraska, Dec. 31.
I had them going 12-1 in this section so 11-2 is not bad as I overestimate my hopes usually.
***Streaky shooting-- They need to make a few more from 3. Hopefully Oglesby will help, as he showed his promise against APB, but remember, he was AWFUL last year.
***Blown leads-- The press can get you back and it can get other teams back. ISU and Villanova rode hot streaks to get back and eventually overtake the Hawks
***Early foul trouble-- This is usually focvused on Woody, but the whole team needs to tighten up. What good is depth if everyone is in foul trouble?
***Untimely foul shooting-- 'Nuff said.
***Peter Jok was shooting too much
***Whenever the Hawks have started a season 7-0, they have made the big dance. That will continue this year.
***Zach McCabe has been solid with the exception of the ISU game.
***Roy D. Marble has been real good and we haven't seen his best, yet. We do get to see a lot of his Dad, though.
***Great comeback against Xavier and able to put away Notre Dame.
***Jarrod Uthoff looks real good.
***Fran hasn't blown a gasket yet
I predict a 13-5 B1G for Iowa with 1-1 in the B1G tourney. That will put them at 25-8 going into the Tourney. that should still be a 4-5 seed. I still say elite 8 time.