Delaware St Iowa Basketball

Iowa guard Maishe Dailey, center, reaches for a rebound between Delaware State's Devin Morgan and DeVaughn Mallory during a game last season. Dailey is hoping for increased playing time in his sophomore season with the Hawkeyes.


After-thoughts from Iowa’s 89-57 victory over Delaware State:

--When Iowa star Peter Jok went down with 6 ½ minutes remaining in the first half, it looked as though he might be seriously injured. He was in a lot of pain and was grabbing at his left hip and back. He didn’t seem affected when he came back to play the first four minutes of the second half, getting a steal and layup and then tossing in a 3-pointer, but the hip undoubtedly will stiffen up on him in the next few days. It’s good that the Hawkeyes have six days until their next game.

--Maishe Dailey came close to redshirting this season but it looked Thursday as though the 6-foot-6 freshman could help the Hawkeyes before the season is over. His combination of length and quickness is comparable to that of sophomore Christian Williams and he’s a better perimeter shooter than Williams. Dailey had eight points and seven rebounds in his most extensive action of the season.

--Sophomore Isaiah Moss came out playing very aggressively Thursday. Maybe too aggressively. He was called for two charging fouls in the first half and had a couple of other turnovers. Moss has talent but he’s still learning how to use it.

--A couple of red flags for the Hawkeyes in the game: They turned the ball over 17 times and incurred the wrath of their coach when they had trouble breaking Delaware State’s press in the second half. And they were outrebounded 40-39 by a team that came in ranked 331st in rebound margin in NCAA Division I.

--Iowa’s shooting percentage of 56.9 Thursday was a season high, topping its mark of 54.5 against Memphis. Ahmad Wagner was 5 for 5 from the field, including a pair of dunks.

--Delaware State, on the other hand, shot 24.2 percent and if it hadn’t been for 5-10 Devin Morgan, the smallest player on either team, the Hornets would really have been in trouble. Other than him, they were 9 for 50 from the field.

--Because the Hawkeyes got a big lead so early int he game, some of their regulars didn't get a ton of playing time. Bettendorf's Nicholas Baer played only nine minutes and was the only Iowa scholarship player who did not score.