Freshman had a big impact for the Iowa basketball team downed Wayne State of Michigan in an exhibition game on Sunday. Anthony Tucker poured in 21 points as the Hawkeyes claimed a 59-36 win, and says his teammates did a good job of getting him the ball.
Tucker made five of 10 from three point range and is quickly making the transition to the college level. He says you just have to play and says he’s had a lot of help from his coach and teammates to get into the college game.
Two other freshman in the strarting line-up Matt Gatens and Aaaron Fuller scored 11 and eight points for the Hawks who were without head coach Todd Lickliter who was home with the flu. Assistant Chad Walthall directed the team in his absence and Iowa had to overcome a sluggish start when the fell behind 10-2.
Iowa opens the regular season at home on Friday night against Charleston Southern.