Defense allowed the Iowa Hawkeyes to take command in waning minutes of the opening half and they cruised past South Dakota 87-63 in Iowa City. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said their pressure was effective and they got some turnovers and runouts that allowed them to build a lead.
Sophomore forward Aaron White led the Hawkeyes with 21 points, including seven of 11 from the field. “You know he just found a way against a matchup, it seemed like he was always open….or he would go make a play for somebody else…I’m thrilled with him and his development,” McCaffery said.
Overall the Hawks had a good shooting night but they continued to struggle from three point range going two for 16 from behind the arc. They shot 47-percent in the first half and 45-percent for the game, but he says he would have like to have shot better from long range.
Iowa improves to 7-2.