- Oct 9, 2001
Pointing out Apex moments in time does not hide the fact we have an arena design problem. There are far too many nights where it’s not like this. We can’t sell our arena and home court environment to recruits. It’s outdated and ineffective. This is also Iowa so we have to be willing to do more and be very, very smart about our vision. There is no vision right now and it shows with CHA.
Doing a rinse and repeat then celebrating a good environment for 10% or less of the home contests will not cut it. There’s a reason beyond just the coach that our last sweet sixteen was 1999 and the one prior to that was 1988. It’s been 20 years and 2 in 30 years spanning 4 different coaches. A bad arena design and poor home court advantage costs us seeding in the NCAA tournament and recruits.
We need our home court advantage to generate more wins and be a venue that no one wins at. We have losses at home already to Wisky & MSU that should have been wins. Win those 2 and we are 19-3, 8-3 in the B1G right now. Dramatic difference in seeding which leads to a greater probability of a sweet 16 or better run. Instead we will likely be in the dreaded 8-9 seed line when it’s all said and done. Seeding makes a big difference.
No vision!!!!! Get the **** outta here