The Heartland SE1 E19


>>>I’M HERE IN CHICAGO FOR
THE CHICAGO LEGENDS GAME BEING HONORED AS ONE OF THE FOUR
STUDENT ATHLETES FROM THE FOUR SCHOOLS THAT ARE PARTICIPATING
IN THE GAME THIS YEAR. IT’S ALWAYS GOOD TO COME BACK TO
CHICAGO, GROWING UP IN CHICAGO. BEING CLOSE TO IOWA CITY,
IOWA CITY IS LIKE A SECOND HOME TO ME. I’VE TAKEN THAT DRIVE SO MANY
TIMES DOWN INTERSTATE 80, IT’S ALMOST LIKE ENGRAVED IN
MY MIND HOW TO GO THERE. BUT COMING BACK TO CHICAGO, IT
BRINGS BACK SUCH GOOD MEMORIES OF GROWING UP AND LEARNING
THE GAME HERE, PLAYING IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF
THE CITY AND TAKING THAT ON TO BECOME A BASKETBALL
PLAYER IN COLLEGE.>>Announcer: FANS, LET’S GIVE
A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO RONNIE LESTER.>>I ALWAYS WATCH WHEN IOWA’S
ON TV ANYWHERE, I ALWAYS FIND A TIME TO WATCH THEM PLAY. I LOOK AT THEIR TEAM
AS A PRETTY YOUNG TEAM. I THINK THE KEY TO THEIR
TEAM IS THEIR SHOOTING. THE GAME IS SUCH TODAY THAT YOU
NEED SHOOTERS ON THE FLOOR, AND I THINK IOWA HAS A NUMBER
OF GUYS WHO CAN SHOOT THE BASKETBALL SO I THINK
THAT BODES WELL FOR THEM.>>GOOD LOOK AT LUTE OLSON.>>COACH OLSON WAS, HE WAS ONE
OF THOSE GUYS THAT, YOU KNOW, HE WAS PRETTY BIG. HE HAD A BIG, HE’S 6’5 OR SO. THE WHITE HAIR LOOKED VERY
STATUESQUE, AND I THINK HE COMMANDED RESPECT
BECAUSE OF HOW HE LOOKED. PLAYING FOR COACH, I HAD A GREAT
TIME PLAYING FOR COACH BECAUSE IF YOU CAN PLAY, HE WILL
LET YOU PLAY. HE TOLD ME WHEN HE RECRUITED ME,
HE SAYS, IF YOU COME TO IOWA, YOU WILL GET YOUR DEGREE, WE’LL
MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR DEGREE, AND WE WILL MAKE YOU A
BETTER BASKETBALL PLAYER. THAT HOLDS TRUE TODAY. HE AND HIS STAFF MADE
ME A BETTER PLAYER. I HAD FUN PLAYING FOR COACH. HE WAS ONE OF MY
ROLE MODELS REALLY. NOT SO MUCH AS A COACH, BUT
I SAW HIM OFF THE COURT AS A HUSBAND, AS A FAMILY MAN, AS
A GUY WHO TREATED PEOPLE WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY, AND HE WAS
ONE OF MY HEROES IN THE FACT THAT HE WAS THE TYPE OF NOT
ONLY COACH THAT HE WAS BUT THE TYPE OF PERSON
THAT HE WAS.>>FOR IOWA, A 6’2 SENIOR FROM
CHICAGO, NUMBER 12, RONNIE LESTER.>>THOSE TEAMS WERE SPECIAL
BECAUSE OF MY TEAMMATES. THE GUYS YOU PLAY WITH. THE GUYS THAT SACRIFICE FOR YOU, THE GUYS THAT YOU
SACRIFICED FOR. BASKETBALL’S A WONDERFUL GAME. IT REALLY IS BECAUSE IT
TAKES MORE THAN ONE GUY. IT TAKES A WHOLE TEAM. NOT ONLY THE GUYS THAT ARE OUT
THERE PLAYING, BUT GUYS WHO DON’T GET TO PLAY AS MUCH,
WHO ARE PRACTICING ALL WEEK. GUYS THAT DON’T GET
THEIR NAMES MENTIONED. THOSE GUYS WHO ARE PREPARING
YOU TO PLAY EVERY WEEK. I THANK GOD FOR MY TEAMMATES. I JUST LOVE MY TEAMMATES BECAUSE
YOU CAN’T DO ANYTHING IN BASKETBALL WITHOUT
YOUR TEAMMATES. YOU KNOW, WINNING ALWAYS
BROUGHT A SMILE TO MY FACE. IT WAS TOUGH TO PREPARE ALL
WEEK FOR AN OPPONENT AND LOSE A GAME SO WINNING
ALWAYS WAS THE THING. WE WANTED TO WIN GAMES. WE DIDN’T WANT TO
PLAY TEAMS CLOSE. WE WANTED TO WIN GAMES. COACH OLSON I THINK INSTILLED
THAT TYPE OF PHILOSOPHY IN US AS A TEAM, THE FOUR
YEARS I WAS THERE. WE PREPARED REALLY,
REALLY HARD FOR GAMES. HE PREPARED US HARD. HE WAS ALWAYS ORGANIZED. I THINK JUST LOOKING BACK AT MY
CAREER AT IOWA, I’M MOST PROUD OF HOW WE PLAYED AND REPRESENTED
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA. WHEN YOU PUT ON THAT IOWA JERSEY
REPRESENTING THAT WHOLE STATE AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ACROSS
THE STATE, I’M REALLY PROUD OF HOW WE FOUGHT AND COMPETED FOR
IOWA AND THE PEOPLE OF IOWA. ♪ ♪>>THE HEARTLAND IS
BROUGHT TO YOU BY MEDIACOM. TODAY’S BROADCAST IS
POWERED BY XTREAM. FEEL THE POWER OF AMAZINGLY
FAST INTERNET UP TO ONE GIG. UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HEALTHCARE,
CHANGING MEDICINE, CHANGING LIVES. ♪ ♪>>Announcer: TONIGHT IN
EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, THE HAWKEYES LOOK TO CLIMB
ANOTHER RUNG UP THE BIG 10 STANDINGS FACING THE
NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS AT WELSH-RYAN ARENA. BOTH HAD IMPRESSIVE
WINS LAST TIME OUT. GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY. I’M GARY DOLPHIN AS ALWAYS
JOINED BY FORMER HAWKEYE AND NBA STAR BOBBY HANSEN. HERE’S CONNOR, HOLDS UP HIGH
POST, SKIPS IT INSIDE TO LUKA GARZA. YOU KNOW WHAT HE CAN DO. MINUTE AND A HALF
GONE IN THE GAME. HERE’S WIESKAMP, LEFT WING A
SHOT FAKE, DRIVES IT INSIDE. THROWS IT OUT TO GARZA ON
A WING AND HE HITS A THREE. GARZA WITH A JUMP
HOOK, SCORES AGAIN. HE’S GOT AN OUT AUTOMATIC, 10-9
IOWA BACK IN FRONT AND THE TEETER TOTTER HAS STARTED. LOOKING INSIDE, TRYING TO FIND
THE BIG FELLA ON THE BASELINE. NOW CONNOR WILL
SHOOT A THREE, GOOD. HE SPLASHED IT DOWN. HE SURE HAS CONFIDENCE IN
THAT SHOT NOW, DOESN’T HE? 5:08 TO GO IN THE HALF. HAWKS GO TO PLAY THROUGH IT. FREDRICK FOR THREE
ON THE INBOUNDS. CURLS IT IN. WE’LL TAKE IT.>>YEAH, THAT’S OKAY. ANOTHER LEAD CHANGE THOUGH.>>BACK OUT TOP FOR McCAFFERY
PASSED UP THE THREE BUT BAKARI EVELYN WILL LET FLY FROM
THE CORNER, IT’S GOOD.>>SHOT THAT ONE
WITH CONFIDENCE.>>16:35 TO PLAY IN THE GAME. IOWA HUNTING ITS FIRST
POINTS OF THE SECOND HALF. HERE’S A SCORE OFF
GLASS BY FREDRICK. McCAFFERY TO TOUSSAINT,
BASELINE LOB KRIENER, OUT TOP, CONNOR’S OPEN, LONG THREE IS GOOD. OUTSTANDING BALL MOVEMENT. HE HAS THE 6’10
JONES ON THE SWITCH. KRIENER OUT FRONT,
RATTLES IN A THREE. RYAN KRIENER. NO HESITATION IN THAT LOOK. HERE’S A PASS INBOUNDS TO
KRIENER AND HE DUNKS IT. KRIENER WITH A TWO-HAND RAM
AND THE HAWKS LEAD IT 51-44. HERE’S GARZA SCORING
AND FOULED. HOW ITCHY DO YOU THINK HE WAS
SITTING ON THAT BENCH FOR THE LAST EIGHT MINUTES? BAKARI EVELYN HAD
A SOLID FIRST HALF. PEMSL INSIDE TO THE BIG FELLA,
GARZA JUMP HOOK IS GOOD. ONCE HE CATCHES IT THAT LOW,
KATY CAN’T BAR THE DOOR. TAKES A LOOK INSIDE, NOW
SETS A SCREEN FOR EVELYN. TO GARZA, STEP BACK JUMPER,
GOOD AGAIN FROM 17 FEET. HERE COMES GARZA,
HERE COME THE POINTS. NOW AND ONE FOR GARZA
RUNNING IN TRAFFIC. UNBELIEVABLE. 64-50 IOWA’S LEAD HAS
JETTISONED TO 14 THANKS TO LUKA GARZA.>>WHAT A WEAPON THE
BIG MAN IS.>>SCORED THE FIRST TEN
OF THE GAME, HAD 14 STRAIGHT AFTER THAT. HERE HE IS FOR
THREE, GOOD AGAIN. THIS GUY IS ON AUTOPILOT.>>27 POINTS. HE IS AMAZING HERE SECOND HALF.>>HE’S BEEN AMAZING ALL YEAR. IOWA HAWKEYES 75-62 ON THE
ROAD AT WELSH-RYAN ARENA. IOWA CONTINUES TO PLAY
WELL AWAY FROM HOME.>>Announcer: WE’RE IN THE WARM
FRIENDLY CONFINES OF CARVER HAWKEYE ARENA. IT’S WINTRY OUTSIDE BUT TONIGHT
WE’VE GOT TWO OF THE BIG 10’S BEST OFFENSES, TWO OF THE
TOP THREE TO BE EXACT. WHEN IOWA AND MICHIGAN
SQUARE OFF TONIGHT AT CARVER HAWKEYE ARENA,
BOTH WILL BE LOOKING TO LEAPFROG THE OTHER IN THE
BIG 10 STANDINGS. THE HAWKEYES HAVE WON
BACK-TO-BACK GAMES TO REACH 500 IN CONFERENCE PLAY AT 3-3. MICHIGAN IS 2-3.>>THEY’RE GOING STRAIGHT
UP ON GAZA WITH TESKE AGAIN. LUKA DRIVES INSIDE, AND THEY
CLEARED THE LANE OUT FOR HIM AND HE HITS THE JUMP HOOK
WITH THE RIGHT HAND.>>YEAH, THAT WAS
EASY RIGHT THERE.>>WIESKAMP, FINALLY GETS
HIS HANDS ON THE BALL. HE’S ALL GOBBLED UP BY JOHNS. INSIDE TO GARZA, DOUBLE
TEAM, JUMP HOOK GOOD. CURLS IT IN. THEY’RE LETTING HIM
PLAY, BOBBY, EARLY ON. EVELYN TO A POST UP, KRIENER
INSIDE, HE JUMP HOOKS, SCORES OVER TESKE. HAWKS DOWN THREE WITH THE BALL BAKARI EVELYN INTO
THE FRONT COURT. BOUNCES INSIDE TO GARZA, HE
MUSCLES IT ON TESKE WITH A DROP STEP, LAYUP GOOD, 16-15,
MICHIGAN’S SEVEN-POINT LEAD SLICED TO ONE.>>AND LUKA GARZA
NOW WITH NINE POINTS. HE IS FOUR OUT OF
SEVEN FROM THE FLOOR.>>SHOT FAKE NOW TO KRIENER,
BASELINE TO PEMSL, KRIENER SCORES ON THE COMEBACK AND HE’S
FOULED FROM BEHIND BY DAVIS. WHAT A BOUNCE PASS BY PEMSL. WIESKAMP WITH A REBOUND. HAWKS CONTROLLING THE BOARD,
WIESKAMP FOR THREE, GOOD! TIMEOUT MICHIGAN.>>YEAH, YOU’RE GOING TO NEED A
TIMEOUT NOW BECAUSE THE LID’S ABOUT TO COME OFF CARVER
HAWKEYE ARENA HERE.>>JUST LIKE THAT,
THE IOWA LEAD — WELL, MUST HAVE BEEN
A LONG TWO. 30-22, IOWA BY EIGHT. WIESKAMP FOR THREE
MORE, YES, SIR. SPLASHED DOWN.>>KEEP FEEDING THAT
HORSE, LET ME TELL YA’. GIVE HIM IN THE BASKETBALL.>>AGAIN, I’M TRYING
TO MAKE MY NOTES HERE.>>MICHIGAN BACK TO
WITHIN SEVEN, 33-26. HAWKS TRY TO COUNTER. GARZA DOES SO. HAWKS 35, WOLVERINES 29. WIESKAMP HAD THE HOT HAND,
DRIVES INSIDE, HOOK PASS TO GARZA, SHOT OFF GOOD. AND A FREE THROW COMING. IOWA’S 11-POINT LEAD
WHITTLED TO THREE. HERE’S EVELYN, HE CAN’T FIND
A SHOT, HE DRIVES INSIDE TO KRIENER, TO FREDRICK
HIS THREE. HE NEEDED THAT AND
SO DID THE HAWKEYES. DOWN IT GOES. ALL TIED AT 47. HERE’S TOUSSAINT DRIVING ALL
THE WAY TO THE BASKET, GETS THE LAYUP TO GO. WIESKAMP WITH THE REBOUND,
HE GOES TOE-TO-TOE. HE SCORES OFF GLASS. HERE’S WIESKAMP ON THE
INBOUNDS, HOLDS UP, THROWS BACK TO TOP
OF THE CIRCLE. HE DRIVES INSIDE, HE SCORES. CJ PUTS THE BALL ON THE FLOOR,
DRIVES INSIDE, HITS THE RUNNER. BOY, IS HE A CLUTCH
MOMENT SHOOTER.>>WOW, ISN’T THAT
JUST A PRETTY SHOT RIGHT THERE. TOOK WHAT THE DEFENSE GAVE HIM.>>HERE’S CJ FOR THREE IN
TRANSITION, THAT’S GOOD. THAT WAS EPIC. 72-68 MICHIGAN BY FOUR.>>NOW TO GARZA, LUKA HANDS OFF
TO FREDRICK, TO LUKA, HE’LL LOB UP A THREE,
IOWA NEEDS IT. GOT IT. HE CLUTCH OR WHAT?>>I’M TELLING YOU, BIG TIME
SHOT, LUKA GARZA 27 POINTS.>>CJ CAN’T PULL THE TRIGGER. BOUNCE PASS HIGH
POST LEFT FOR GARZA. STEP BACK JUMPER GOOD. WHAT A SILKY TOUCH HE HAS. CJ BOUNCES FOR CONNOR,
McCAFFERY BACK TO CJ, A THREE FOR THE LEAD, GOOD! TIMEOUT WOLVERINES.>>HOW ABOUT THAT?>>NOW TO FREDRICK,
BACK TO RYAN. KRIENER INSIDE IT
GOES TO GARZA. SPIN MOVE TO THE BASKET,
OFF THE GLASS AND GOOD. GARZA WITH 31. WIESKAMP, THEY NEED
HIM TO GET GOING. HERE’S A GREAT PASS BY JOE ON
A BACKDOOR CUT BY FREDRICK. AND HE LAYS IT UP AND IN. 83-79. HERE’S McCAFFERY, A BOUNCE
BASELINE RIGHT, GARZA STEPS BACK JUMPER IS
GOOD, AND THE IOWA BIGS ARE PUTTING A STRANGLE OLD ON THIS GAME. 85-79. IOWA WINS IT, 90-83 OVER
THE MICHIGAN WOLVERINES.>>Announcer: GOOD
SATURDAY EVENING. WELCOME INTO CARVER
HAWKEYE ARENA. FEELS LIKE IT’S BEEN FOREVER
SINCE WE’VE SAID THAT. WE’RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF
HEADBANDS AROUND 3,000 FANS AND A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE GETTING
THE SORENSEN STRONG HEAD BANDS. GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW SOME
SUPPORT FOR A FORMER HAWKEYE, CURRENT HAWKEYE
WRESTLING CLUB MEMBER. HE’S IN A DOG FIGHT, HE’S IN A
TUSSLE BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT, HE’S SCRAPING JUST LIKE HE WAS
WHEN HE BECAME A FOUR-TIME ALL-AMERICAN WITH HIS
BATTLE AGAINST LEUKEMIA. ♪ ♪ IT’S A SWEEP, STEPS OVER THE
ANKLE, TRYING TO LIMP ARM OUT OF THE WHIZZER. GUSTING UP THE ARM, STANDS UP,
HALF CUTS ACROSS TO THAT FAR SIDE, DRIVING THROUGH, STEPS ON
THE INSIDE AND GETS THE TWO.>>ANNOUNCER: TRYING TO GET
THAT WRIST LOCKED AND HE DOES. NOW HE’S GOT HIM
OVER IN HIS TILT. TILTING HIM OVER, HE’S
GOT HIS FOUR NEAR FALL.>>SO, JUST SCORE POINTS THE
WHOLE MATCH, AS HARD AS YOU CAN, AS FAST AS YOU CAN. SCORE HARD, SCORE
FAST, SCORE A LOT. THAT’S KIND OF
WHAT WE SAY A LOT.>>THERE’S THE TECH THOUGH. FIRST PERIOD TECH
AGAIN BY SPENCER LEE. ♪ ♪>>I’M NOT DISAPPOINTED. DON’T PUT WORDS IN MY MOUTH. LET ME DO THE TALKING. I GOT THE MIC HERE. DON’T PUT WORDS IN MY MOUTH. I’M NOT DISAPPOINTED. THIS IS JANUARY 18. WE’RE GOING TO MARCH 20TH OR
21ST OR WHATEVER THE DATE IS. WE’RE BUILDING, WE’RE WORKING. WHEN I WALK OFF THAT MAT,
THERE’S A LOT GOING THROUGH MY MIND. THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING
THROUGH MY MIND, YOU MIGHT THINK I WAS GOOFY. WE GOT TO GET BETTER. IT WAS TOO MANY CLOSE MATCHES.>>COME ON, CALEB. TWO THINGS YOU CAN
MANAGE IN YOUR OWN AREA.>>THERE HE DOES. SHOT FOR SHOT. STILL LOOKING TO DRIVE THROUGH.>>DRIVE THROUGH THAT YOUNG. DRIVE THROUGH THAT YOUNG. THAT IS TWO TAKE DOWNS.>>THERE’S THE TWO
FOR CALEB YOUNG.>>ALEX MARINELLI MAKING
HIS WAY OUT FROM THE TUNNEL. HE’LL BE TAKING ON
ISAIAH WHITE, NUMBER FIVE IN THE COUNTRY. 12-1 RECORD. 2-1 IN FAVOR OF WHITE. MARINELLI DOES HAVE
PLENTY OF TIME.>>TWO! TAKE DOWN FOR TWO. BEAUTIFUL SHOT. THAT TIME HE CAME ACROSS THE
POST, MARINELLI POPPED IT AND WENT IN FOR A HIGH CROSS,
SWITCHED OFF TO A DOUBLE, CUT THE CORNER BEAUTIFULLY. QUICK TAKEDOWN RIGHT THERE.>>174, MICHAEL KEMERER
FOR THE HAWKEYES.>>CLOSE TO A TAKEDOWN HERE.>>THERE IT IS!>>TWO TAKE DOWN. THAT WAS TWO! GIVE TWO!>>THERE IT IS.>>RIDE HIM OUT!>>ABE ASSAD WILL MAKE
HIS CARVER HAWKEYE DEBUT. BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR
ABE RIGHT HERE, MARCUS. AS A TRUE FRESHMAN, GETTING THE
RED SHIRT PULLED, NOW YOU GOT A TOP FIVE GUY.>>DRIVE IN. HIP IN.>>STILL NO CONTROL YET. THERE HE HOOKS IT FOR THE TWO. ABE ASSAD GIVES
HIMSELF A 6-3 LEAD.>>AT FIRST IT’S KIND OF HARD TO
JUST LIKE WRAP YOUR HEAD AROUND HOW BIG IT ACTUALLY IS. WHEN YOU WALK OUT THERE AND NO
ONE OUT THERE, THERE’S A HUGE DIFFERENCE THAN WHAT YOU SEE,
WHAT WAS IT, 12,000 PEOPLE STANDING UP CHEERING. YOU GOT TO TAKE IT STEP BY STEP
AND, YOU KNOW, CHERISH THE MOMENT. ♪ ♪>>THE HEARTLAND IS BROUGHT
TO YOU BY US CELLULAR. AVOID BREAKDOWNS IN
COVERAGE WITH US CELLULAR. HY-VEE, WHERE THERE’S A
HELPFUL SMILE IN EVERY AISLE. HY-VEE PROUDLY SUPPORTS
THE IOWA HAWKEYES. ♪ ♪>>>YEAH, WE JUST HAD TO STAY
TOGETHER ON THE ROAD AND THAT’S GOING TO
HAPPEN OCCASIONALLY. WE JUST KEPT FIGHTING
THE WHOLE GAME. WE STAYED TOGETHER, STAYED
COMPOSED, AND JUST STUCK TOGETHER HONESTLY. THAT’S THE BEST THING I CAN
DESCRIBE IT WITH IS THAT WE PLAYED HARD AND GOT
IT DONE AT THE END.>>THIS TEAM KEEPS BELIEVING. WE FIND A WAY SOMEHOW. I’M JUST SO HAPPY FOR MONIKA TO
COME BACK HERE TO HER HOME STATE AS A SOPHOMORE, GO 10
FOR 11 FROM THE FIELD. I MEAN, OUTSTANDING FOR HER. I’M REALLY HAPPY FOR MONIKA. McKENNA, AGAIN, COMES OFF THE
BENCH AND GIVES US SO MUCH OFFENSE SO THAT’S TREMENDOUS.>>I MEAN, JUST THE FIRST
HALF WAS KIND OF ROUGH FOR US TURNOVERS-WISE, BUT I THINK
WITHIN THE FOURTH QUARTER WE REALLY PULLED TOGETHER AS A TEAM
AND FOUND A WAY TO GET THE WIN.>>WE HIT SOME BIG THREES. I MEAN, MAKENZIE HITS A THREE,
OBVIOUSLY LEXI’S THREE WAS HUGE.>>HAD A GREAT DRIVE AND KICKED
IT TO ME IN THE CORNER AND I WAS OPEN FOR A LITTLE BIT. I KNEW THAT WE NEEDED
SOMETHING TO HAPPEN. I LET THE SHOT GO AND
IT ENDED UP GOING IN.>>YOU SHOWED
RESILIENCE OUT THERE. WE WERE DOWN 15 POINTS —
15 POINTS. THAT’S RESILIENCE. TWO YEARS IN A ROW, WE’RE DOWN
IN IT AT HALF-TIME, TWO YEARS IN A ROW WE COME, TWO
MINUTES TO GO AND WIN. HAWKEYE PRIDE: ONE, TWO, THREE.>>HAWKEYE PRIDE!>>I MEAN, I REALLY BELIEVE WE
DID A GOOD JOB GETTING TO THE FREE THROW LINE, TOO. WE SCORED — SHOOT 22 FREE
THROWS, THEY SHOOT 11. I THINK, YOU KNOW, KATHLEEN,
MAN, SHE JUST DRIVES THE BALL SO HARD AND HAS SUCH GREAT CONTROL. GETTING THE FREE
THROW LINE IS HUGE. BUT I JUST — THIRD QUARTER. I MEAN, IT WAS A TOTAL SHIFT. IN THE FIRST HALF, NOTHING WAS
GOING OUR WAY AND DEFENSIVELY, REBOUNDING, FOUL TROUBLE, NOT
SHOOTING THE BALL AS WELL AS WE’RE CAPABLE OF. THIRD QUARTER COMES OUT, WHAM. JUST TOTALLY DIFFERENT. I THINK HAVING MONIKA ON
THE FLOOR, YOU KNOW, WAS JUST A HUGE PART OF THAT. THEN I THINK, YOU KNOW, OUR
DEFENSE JUST PICKED UP AND WHEN OUR SHOTS STARTED FALLING AND
OUR DEFENSE HAD PICKED UP, IT WAS JUST A COMPLETE
SHIFT OF MOMENTUM.>>WE JUST KIND OF CAME OUT
PRETTY FLAT AND WEREN’T PLAYING VERY GOOD DEFENSE. I THINK WE GAVE UP 30 POINTS IN
THE FIRST QUARTER AND JUST GOT OFF TO A ROUGH
START DEFENSIVELY, BUT CAME OUT IN THE
THIRD QUARTER. I THINK THEY ONLY
SCORED 11 POINTS. WE OUTSCORED THEM BY 16 SO IT
SHOWS OUR GRIT AND HOW HARD WE BATTLED BACK.>>OUR DEFENSE GOT SO MUCH
BETTER IN THAT SECOND HALF AND WE REALLY LOCKED IN. LIKE I SAID, WE NEED TO DO THAT
EARLIER BUT I’M JUST REALLY PROUD OF THE WAY WE STAYED IN
THE GAME AND DID OUR THING AND GOT STOPPED DEFENSIVELY.>>YEAH, WE HAVE A TON OF
CONFIDENCE IN OURSELVES AND AFTER HALF-TIME, WE WERE
FEELING PRETTY DOWN, BUT WE HAVE SUCH
GREAT TEAMMATES. WE WERE LIFTING EACH OTHER UP
WHERE COACHES ARE LIFTING EACH OTHER UP, WE HAVE SO MUCH
CONFIDENCE, AND I REALLY FELT VERY CONFIDENT THE WHOLE GAME
THAT WE WERE GOING TO WIN EVEN WHEN WE WERE DOWN 15 POINTS. IT KIND OF SHOWCASES OUR GRIT
AND RESILIENCY AS A TEAM. OBVIOUSLY WE NEED TO PUT
OURSELVES IN BETTER POSITIONS GOING FORWARD, BUT WE’RE GOING
TO TAKE THE WINS ESPECIALLY ON THE ROAD.>>YEAH, ANY TIME YOU GET A
WIN IN THE BIG 10, YOU’RE DEFINITELY HAPPY SO WE’RE
DEFINITELY, NOT COMPLAISANT. WE’RE GOING TO KEEP WORKING TO
GET BETTER EVERY SINGLE DAY AND WE WANT TO WIN THAT
BIG 10 CHAMPIONSHIP SO IT’S GOING TO TAKE
A LOT MORE WORK. ♪ ♪>>LATHAM HI-TECH SEEDS IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH THE IOWA MEN’S
BASKETBALL TEAM BY RAISING MONEY FOR EVERY FREE THROW MADE BY THE
HAWKS ALL SEASON LONG THROUGH THE “HAWKEYE CHARITY
STRIPE PROMOTION.” ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY AND “COACHES VERSUS CANCER PROGRAM”
RIGHT HERE IN THE STATE OF IOWA. LATHAM HI-TECH SEEDS, CHEERING
ON THE HAWKEYES FROM THE FREE THROW LINE AND HELPING WITH
CANCER AWARENESS EFFORTS ALL ACROSS THE STATE OF IOWA. ( drum line ) CLOSED CAPTIONING PROVIDED
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