The Iowa Hawkeyes were dominated from start to finish as they lost at Michigan 64-49 in Big Ten action. The Wolverines jumped out to a 15-4 advantage at the outset and eventually led by 32-16 at the halftime break. Iowa coach Todd Lickliter says he doesn’t think it has to do with a mindset, he says it was just a lack of poise and they didn’t survey the situation and play according to the way the game was going to be played.
The Hawks had only one scorer in double figures and that was Matt Gatens who finished with 11 points. He says they didn’t shoot the ball great, but shot well enough to compete. He says they did play good halfcourt defense, but what they did do was throw the ball away as Michigan had seven layups before halftime. "There is no defense for we throw the ball to them and they dunk it," Lickliter says.
The Hawkeyes fall to 1-3 in the Big Ten and Lickliter says they need to get things turned around. Lickliter says he’s got to figure out a way to coach the team and be effective. He says he thought the way he was coaching was effective, but they don’t have the kind of tenacity that the Big Ten requires. The Hawks will have the entire week to try and get things fixed. they return to action next Sunday at Purdue.