A lot of coaches could have found themselves in Chris Beard's situation and faltered. Heck, look no further than previous coach Shaka Smart's second season in Austin where his Longhorns struggled their way to an 11-22 season in large part because Shaka was unable to identify/land a suitable one-year rental at point guard as we waited for Matt Coleman's arrival.
Defensively, that's about as good as we can play a zone. Ramey and Coleman were active up top and Jaxson did a nice job of staying under control in the lane when ISU flashed there. If we can get that type of energy with spatial awareness from our two guys up top, there's a chance that zone could continue to help.