Iowa State junior forward Craig Brackins says the Cyclones won’t have any problem putting their first loss of the season behind them. The Cyclones are 6-1 after falling to Northwestern 67-65 in the championship game of the Chicago Invitational. Brackins says you have to let it go after the game, even though it hurts to lose. He says they can’t hang their heads and the veterans on the team told the others they have to let it go and go on the to the next game.
Brackins is averaging more than 17 points and seven rebounds per game but feels he needs to be more aggressive. He says he has been watching film and says there are some possessions where he takes it to the rim, but other times he settles for a shot away. Brackins says he has to do more of the aggressive style and take it to the rim.
Brackins says they need to correct some mistakes before Wednesday night’s game at home against U.N.I. He says there were some breakdowns they had that they let slip.