The Iowa Hawkeyes are 0-2 for the first time since 1970. Bill Clark canned a three pointer with 17 seconds remaining as Duquesne posted a 52-50 win in Iowa City. The Hawks are struggling so much on the offensive end that they held the Dukes to just 19 second half points and still lost. They finished six-of-27 from three point range.
Iowa coach Todd Lickliter says he would have said in the preseason their greatest strength was shooting, but he says Duquense hit two big three’s down the stretch that were contested. Lickliter says he still feels good about his team.
He says the team is really hurting, but he says San Antonio and Duquense are good veteran teams to start the season and he says that will benefit them down the road, but they have to stay positive and keep fighting.
Iowa hosts Bowling Green on Friday night.