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Michigan game: What we learned

2014-01-23T01:34:00Z 2014-01-23T13:40:33Z Michigan game: What we learnedDon Doxsie ddoxsie@qctimes.com The Quad-City Times

What we learned from Iowa’s 75-67 loss to Michigan on Wednesday:

-- Melsahn Basabe has made up his mind to go out with a bang. Although the 6-7 senior was beating himself up over the way he played in the second half, the Hawkeyes may not have been in the game without him in the first half. He finished with a season-high 17 points and in six Big Ten games, is averaging 9.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.

-- Nik Stauskas is the real deal. The Michigan sophomore was the best player on the court most of the night, finishing with a season-high 26 points, five rebounds and five assists. He not only can shoot, he can handle, he creates opportunities for teammates, he can defend. Look for him on an NBA roster sometime in the near future.

-- Aaron White has developed a pattern of slow starts that is a bit disturbing. In the past two games, he has scored just one point in the first half. While he has had extraordinary second halves in both games – 18 points Sunday vs. Minnesota and 16 points after halftime Wednesday – it’s not the sort of trend the Hawkeyes want. Especially bothersome is the fact that White didn’t even get off a shot attempt in the first half Wednesday.

-- The Hawkeyes’ success directly correlates to the production they get from their bench. The reserves contributed a season-low eight points Wednesday. Jarrod Uthoff had perhaps his worst game as a Hawkeye, Josh Oglesby couldn’t find an open shot, Gabe Olaseni seemed to be trying too hard. In Iowa’s four losses, the bench has averaged 18.8 points per game. In its 15 wins, it’s 39.1.

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  1. Czechmate
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    Czechmate - January 23, 2014 1:15 pm
    Any team in the BIG can't go on the road and trade 3 points for 2 points. 2 - 10 three point shooting will be a lose almost every nigh!. This Iowa team is better than any fielded by Steve Alford; however, the talent is off compared to Michigan. The Hawks should compete better in the NCAA tournament where they are playing teams that haven't looked at them twice a year. Michigan had Iowa # last night!
  2. happy2bhere
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    happy2bhere - January 23, 2014 10:03 am
    Hawks are entertaining, play hard, and will have a competitive season. Doxie misses the reality, that in all our losses, the opponent is superior at outside shooting. Until we are able to threaten from three point line consistently, and close out on three point shooters, we are susceptible. Go Hawks.
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2014-15 Hawkeyes (22-12, 12-6)

11/02/14 Northwood (Exh.) W 92-51
11/14/14 Hampton W 90-56
11/17/14 ND State W 87-56
11/20/14 Texas # L 71-57
11/21/14 Syracuse # L 66-63
11/24/14 Pepperdine W 72-61
11/26/14 N. Illinois W 70-49
11/29/14 Longwood W 77-44
12/03/14 at N. Carolina W 60-55
12/06/14 Md. Baltimore Co. W 77-47
12/09/14 Alcorn State W 67-44
12/12/14 Iowa State L 90-75
12/20/14 N. Iowa* L 56-44
12/22/14 N. Florida W 80-70
12/30/14 at Ohio State W 71-65
01/05/15 Nebraska W 70-59
01/08/15 Michigan St. L 75-61
01/13/15 at Minnesota W 77-75
01/17/15 Ohio State W 76-67
01/20/15 at Wisconsin L 82-50
01/24/15 at Purdue L 67-63
01/31/15 Wisconsin L 74-63
02/05/15 at Michigan W 72-54
02/08/15 Maryland W 71-55
02/12/15 Minnesota L 64-59
02/15/15 at Northwestern L 66-61
02/19/15 Rutgers W 81-47
02/22/15 at Nebraska W 74-46
02/25/15 Illinois W 68-60
02/28/15 at Penn State W 81-77
03/03/15 at Indiana W 77-63
03/07/15 Northwestern W 69-52
03/12/15 Penn State (BTT) L 67-58
03/20/15 Davidson (NCAA) W 83-52
03/22/15 Gonzaga (NCAA) L 87-68
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

G1: No. 13 Penn State 68, No. 12 Nebraska 65

G2: No. 11 Minnesota 80, No. 14 Rutgers 68

Thursday, March 12, 2015

G3: No. 9 Michigan 73, No. 8 Illinois 55

G4: Penn State 67, No. 5 Iowa 58

G5: No. 7 Indiana 71, No. 10 Northwestern 56

G6: No. 6 Ohio State 79, Minnesota 73

Friday, March 13, 2015

G7: No. 1 Wisconsin 71, Michigan 60

G8: No. 4 Purdue 64, Penn State 59

G9: No. 2 Maryland 75, Indiana 69

G10: No. 3 Michigan State 76, Ohio State 67

Saturday, March 14, 2015

G11: Wisconsin 71, Purdue 51

G12: Michigan State 62, Maryland 58

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Final: Wisconsin 80, Michigan State 69 (OT)

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1994-95

First round: Iowa 96, DePaul 87 (Moline, Ill.)

Second round: Iowa 66, Ohio 62 (Iowa City)

Quarterfinals: Penn State 67, Iowa 64 (Iowa City)

1997-98

First round: Georgia 100, Iowa 93 (Iowa City)

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First round: LSU 63, Iowa 61 (Iowa City)

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Opening round: Iowa 62, Valparaiso 60 (Iowa City)

First round: Iowa 54, Iowa State 53 (Ames)

Second round: Georgia Tech 79, Iowa 78 (Iowa City)

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First round: St. Louis 70, Iowa 69 (St. Charles, Mo.)

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First round: Iowa 84, Dayton 75 (Iowa City)

Second round: Oregon 108, Iowa 97 (Eugene)

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First round: Iowa 68, Indiana State 52 (Iowa City)

Second round: Iowa 75, Stony Brook 63 (Iowa City)

Quarterfinals: Iowa 75, Virginia 64 (Charlottesville)

Semifinals: Iowa 71, Maryland 60 (New York)

Championship: Baylor 74, Iowa 54 (New York)