LOUISVILLE - Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg saw enough of Kentucky’s win over Western Kentucky to be impressed and know what a challenge his team faces against the No. 1 Wildcats on Saturday night in the NCAA Tournament.
“Look, they're the number one seed in this thing for a reason. They're so talented. The biggest thing we're going to have to try to do is slow them down a little bit,” said Hoiberg. “Just watching that game today, when they can get out and use their athleticism on the break, they're impossible to stop. When they can get out, those bigs run to the rim, that sucks in the defense and opens up 3’s for them. So the biggest thing we have to do is get back and force them to beat you with tough, contested shots.
“And same thing we talked about tonight is trying to control the glass. If you can do that, it gives you a chance. If not, it could get ugly.