What we learned from Iowa’s 94-73 victory over Minnesota:
-- The Hawkeyes can be a competitive team even without Devyn Marble and Aaron White, but they’re a really, really good one with them. Marble and White combined to score just one point in the first half of Sunday’s game but thanks to the efforts of Josh Oglesby, Mike Gesell and Gabe Olaseni, they only trailed by two points at halftime. When Marble and White got rolling the second half, scoring 33 points, they totally crushed a team that probably is going to end up in the NCAA tournament.
-- The Hawkeyes really should play Olaseni a lot more than Adam Woodbury. We’ve said this before but it was never more evident than it was Sunday. Playing against a team that should have been a favorable matchup for him, Woodbury produced zero points in only 10 minutes of action. Olaseni had 12 points and seven rebounds in 16 minutes. The Hawkeyes undoubtedly will continue to start Woodbury to keep from breaking up a winning combination, but some of us would love to see even more of Olaseni.
-- Oglesby is really emerging as a major offensive force. He drained four 3-point field goals in the first half, a couple of them with a hand in his face, and added another one in the second half on his way to 17 points. It’s the second straight game in which the opposing team has become preoccupied with stopping him at some point, opening up offensive opportunities for others.
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-- Anthony Clemmons may be slipping in the pecking order of the Hawkeyes’ rotation. He played only five minutes Sunday and freshman Peter Jok, generally regarded as the 11th man in a 10-man rotation, got into the game before Clemmons did.