Iowa made a late run at Indiana but the outcome had already been decided. The Hawkeyes fell behind by 21 points in the second half and lost to the Hoosiers 71-64 in Big Ten action. Iowa coach Steve Alford says he appreciates the effort coming back, but he says it’s a lot tougher coming back when the game is tight than when you’re down 20. He says it’s easier to make shots when you’re down and the game is not on the line.
The Hawkeyes have yet to win a road game this season and Alford says his team played like it lacked confidence. He says it almost looked like the team believed they couldn’t win at Indiana, and Alford says the coaches have to do a better job of getting the team to believe they can win going into the game. Allford says he liked the comeback, but says they need to have the attitude going in that they can win.
Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson felt the Hoosiers played well in most phases. Sampson says they played "great" on Adam Huluska in the first half. Haluska made just one basket in the opening half he finished with 21 points. Iowa is now 2-2 in the Big Ten and 10-8 overall. The Hoosiers are 4-1 in the conference and 13-4 overall.