What we learned from Iowa’s 67-57 victory over Nebraska in the Big Ten opener:
-- The Big Ten is going to be a war night in and night out. Nebraska has been picked by many to finish last in the conference, but it’s possible to envision the Cornhuskers giving anyone a game on a given night. In fact, based on the four openers that we were played Tuesday, it looks like anyone can beat anyone any time.
-- The Iowa bench, which has been ultra-productive in non-conference games, may not play quite as large a role in league play. The reserves contributed 19 points and 11 rebounds Tuesday but much of that came from Jarrod Uthoff and that pales in comparison to what they’ve done in most of the previous games this season.
-- Sophomore center Adam Woodbury may yet emerge as a major offensive force. There was a brief stretch at the outset of the second half in which Woodbury scored three baskets in four trips down the floor. Then he went back to being a part of the furniture. He finished with eight points and four rebounds in 15 minutes of action.