Oklahoma 2020-01-11

January 11, 2020 Leave a comment

Back on the winning track. It’s amazing what can happen when you’re making shots, and you outrebound the opponent. 81-68 Cyclones in this one.

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Kansas 2020-01-08 Ugh again

January 11, 2020 Leave a comment

This is getting to be a trend. Beakers dominated us 79-53. Not even close.

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Stats from the game, which isn’t even worth discussing.

http://www.statbroadcast.com/events/archived.php?id=283543

Florida A&M 2019-12-31, Ugh

January 4, 2020 Leave a comment

What a horrible way to end the year. Lose to this team, 70-68. Yes, ISU lost to Florida A&M, at Hilton Coliseum.

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This started out normally, but went to hell in the second half. Led by 9 at the half, but gave up 46 in the second half, and couldn’t get our own baskets to go in. It seemed like everything that the Rattlers threw up in the second half went in, including an incredible shot made at the end, with Conditt in the guard’s face out on the line.

This is gonna be a long year. Took a while to motivate myself to post this.

Happy New Year, Rattlers.

Stats for the game: http://www.statbroadcast.com/events/archived.php?id=283542

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Purdue Ft Wayne 2019-12-22

December 22, 2019 Leave a comment

Nice win for the Cyclones, 89-59!

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Haliburton didn’t run the point, but that didn’t seem to affect assists, as the Cyclones gathered up 26 of them. There were a lot at the beginning, before the letdown at the end of the game. Tyrese finished with 22 points, most in the first half where he was the first choice to score. His 3 point shooting was a lot better than the rest of the guards. Lots of assists off of made baskets, so shot selection was better, and lots more shots made. Terrance Lewis provided a big boost off the bench for the second game in a row. Good to see things going well for him. Conditt and Young had a good game in the paint, but that might be more due to the fact that Ft Wayne didn’t have a good center.

All in all this was a good answer after the lackluster (spit) Iowa game. Much better performance, even if it was over a lesser opponent.

Stats for the game: http://www.statbroadcast.com/events/archived.php?id=283541

Iowa 2019-12-12

December 12, 2019 Leave a comment

Nothing like getting your ass kicked by your rival, huh? 84-68 EIU.

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Iowa outplayed ISU from the opening tip to the end. Iowa State trailed by as many at 18 in the first half, but had the deficit down to 15 at the half.

Early in the 2nd half, ISU got the lead cut to 7, but that’s as close as they got. They started attacking the basket, getting the ball inside, which was what cut the lead. But they strayed away from it, and got down by as many as 20+ in the 2nd. Got it closer at the end, but couldn’t cut it down to single digits.

Easily the worst performance of the year. Terrance Lewis came off the bench, and impressed, though. His was the best performance of the night, and I look forward to seeing more of him in coming games.

Seton Hall 2019-12-08

December 8, 2019 Leave a comment

Cyclones win, 76-66 over #16 Seton Hall, a matchup of a tournament game in the Bahamas. They got the better of us down there, we took it in Iowa. It was Grandma’s birthday today, so this win goes to her!

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Definitely the most physical game we’ve played this year, we started out very cold. Luckily the Pirates were also cold, and we went into the half with a 28-26 lead. Scoring really picked up in the second half. We weren’t on fire from 3 again, finishing 4-19. Nixon did a really good job on Powell, keeping him in check most of the game. The game was won in the paint, and the Cyclone bigs had their best game in a while. The Pirates got a lot of calls, and non-calls, but the Clones played through it for a well deserved win.

Bring on the Hawks Thursday!

 

 

Kansas City 2019-12-04

December 4, 2019 Leave a comment

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The Roos stuck with us most of the game. Lackluster defense at times kept Kansas City in the game. We hit 3 3-pointers, then went cold. Second half we went cold, and only hitting 90% of our free throws kept us in it. We started hitting some threes at the end, pushing the end margin to +18 for the Cyclones, only .5 short of covering!

79-61 for this one. Once again we played to the level of the competition. Jacobson had a good game, only missing 1 3-pointer, and hitting all his shots from the floor. Bolton hit double digits from the foul line, and the Cyclones finished 22-26 from the charity stripe, uncommon for the Cyclones. However, Haliburton had an uncommon amount of turnovers, with 6.

We’ll have to straighten out some behavior before Seton Hall comes to town on Sunday at 8!

Northern Illinois 2019-11-12

November 12, 2019 Leave a comment

 

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70-52 win!

Another slow start for the Cyclones. Down by as many as 11 in the first half, they wound up only down 3 at half. They outscored the Huskies 39-18 in the 2nd half with stifling defense. At one point the Cyclones were 1-19 from 3, for 5%, before hitting a couple at the end of the game to wind up 3-25. I hope that doesn’t happen often! Shot great from inside.

The slow starts have to stop!

Mississippi Valley State, 2019-11-05

November 5, 2019 Leave a comment

Gonna start writing a few notes per game, to remember the games I go to. ISU wins 110 – 74. The Delta Devils were overmatched, ISU really cruised in this one. We had 100 with 8:20 left in the game. Haliburton had 12 points to go with his 14 assists. He could have broken his school record of 17 had Prohm not taken him out. Jacobson led the way with 20.

Defense was really good, even toned down a bit for the Devils. We also went after the ball with gusto, and rebounded well. Very pleased with the first outing for 2019. Things look pretty good.

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New Hobby: Brewing

August 8, 2016 4 comments

I have taken up a new hobby, home brewing beer. Someone suggested that I put up some posts with process and beer updates, so I will take the opportunity to do just that! I am up to batch 11, all grain now! This all from seeing a Facebook for sale post for a bucket and a carboy for $25. I always wanted to try this, so why not start!

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