The Iowa Hawkeyes rallied to within three in the final minutes but it was not enough as they fell to lowly Indiana 68-60, the Hoosiers first Big Ten win of the year.
The late stages of the opening half were the difference as Indiana used an 18-3 run to take command and led by as many as 20 points in the second half before the Hawkeyes rallied.
Iowa coach Todd Lickliter says you don’t learn how to win by winning, but learn by getting fed up with losing. Lickliter says they are at a point where guys are going to have to make a decision that they’re going to do something. He says there has to come a point where they say as an individual that they are not going to do this anymore and not going to accept this.
Matt Gatens led Iowa with 22 points as the Hawks fall to 2-8 in the conference race. Iowa is 12-11 overall and will host Northwestern this weekend.