The Iowa Hawkeyes could not guard Wichita State and the Shockers rolled to a 74-57 win in the consolation game of the C.B.E. classic in Kansas City. The Hawks fell behind 44-30 at the half as their record dropped to 1-4 on the season.
Iowa coach Todd Lickliter says the cut the lead to 7 but could not get it any lower. He says Wichita State is a nice team and he says the loss is disappointing, but his team is going to have to fight through the loses.. The Shockers hit 57 percent of their shots, including 11-of-21 from three point range.
Iowa will be off for Thanksgiving and return to action on Saturday against North Carolina Central. Lickliter says losing is excruciating as a coach, but he says there are people who suffer greater loses and there are things they need to be thankful for. He says they’ll go back to practice and be thankful for their health and go to work.