In a complete reversal of Saturday’s lackluster effort in a loss to Northwestern the Iowa Hawkeyes led for nearly the entire game in an 83-68 rout of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. Jeff Horner poured in a career high 23 points as the Hawkeyes broke away from a six-point halftime advantage to lead by as many as 20 points in the second half. He says they came out and played with emotion, knowing they had their backs to the wall. Horner says the Hawkeyes were motivated to bounce back after Saturday’s loss, and practiced very hard after the loss to Northwestern. Iowa coach Steve Alford said it was a satisfying win. He says he’s proud of his seniors after challenging them. Alford says it’s still early, as a 1-1 conference record doesn’t mean the season’s going to come to a close or that they’re going to win the conference. Alford says Horner plays like a linebacker and is not afraid to mix it up. Alford says other teams in the league are probably going to get tired of seeing Horner before his career is over.
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