The Iowa Hawkeyes outscored Michigan 14-4 in overtime to post a 70-60 victory in Big Ten play in Iowa City. The game featured 16 lead changes and seven ties.
Iowa coach Todd Lickliter says it was a great effort by his team that improved to 4-10 in conference play. Lickliter says they want to win and he says they want to do it together, so the entire Hawkeye community is proud.
Lickliter says they have to play a certain way so that can happen, and he says for the most part, the team is giving the effort.
Jermaine Davis was the latest Hawk to be sidelined with injury in fact the bench was so short that Lickliter played four players all 45 minutes. He says they had some time outs to give them rest, but says they are young and healthy players, so they can handle it.
Sophomore Jake Kelly had to run the point and responded by scoring a career-high 23 points to go along with nine assists and eight rebounds. Kelly says he’s getting more comfortable at the position, as he did play it in high school.
Kelly says he has made the most strides on defense as he says the coaches are on him every day about being a good defender and he works on it every day.
Iowa visits Michigan State on Wednesday.