The Iowa Hawkeyes hung tough against 13th ranked Ohio State but in the end it was too much Evan Turner. The Buckeye All-American guard equaled a career high with 32 points in a 68-58 win over the Hawks in Columbus.
Iowa coach Todd Lickliter says you can’t sag off and help as they always have someone who can take up the slack. Lickliter was pleased with his team’s effort. Freshman Eric May led the Hawks with 16 points, including four of seven from three point range. He was also assigned to try and slow Turner down.
May says Turner doesn’t just score, he also passes the ball and gets it to everyone else. The Hawks connected on only one of their first nine shots in the second half as the Buckeyes pulled away from a five point halftime lead.
Iowa falls to 2-8 in the Big Ten and 8-16 overall.