Hawkeyes win

Anthony Clemmons drives during Iowa's win over UNC-Wilmington on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

The Associated Press

What we learned from Iowa's 82-39 victory over UNC Wilmington:

-- Bo Ryan isn’t a genius. The Wisconsin coach was smart enough to recruit Jarrod Uthoff but not smart enough to keep him in his program. Uthoff was the best, most complete player on the floor for Iowa in his college debut Friday, collecting 14 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots. He was surprisingly strong in hauling down tough rebounds in traffic and, at 6-foot-9, he is athletic enough to defend on the perimeter.

-- There’s a big difference between the Big Ten and the Colonial Athletic Association. Both Iowa and UNC Wilmington are expected to finish in the middle of their respective conferences, but this was a humongous mismatch. The Hawkeyes bolted to a 9-0 lead and it only got worse from there.

-- Iowa may be a better defensive team than we expected. The visiting Seahawks didn’t get a lot of uncontested looks at the basket and they altered a lot of shots after Uthoff and Gabe Olaseni combined to swat away nine of them.

-- The NCAA’s new guidelines about calling fouls aren’t going to have a major impact on every game. There were just 30 fouls called Friday, only 10 on Iowa.