The Iowa Hawkeyes led nearly the entire game a pulled away midway through the second half in a 58-43 win at Indiana in Big Ten play. Iowa dominated the boards by outrebounding the Hoosiers 39-23 but Iowa coach Todd Lickliter says it was defense that set the tone. Lickliter says it’s easy to come up with a game plan, but a lot hard to defend it.
The victory snapped an 11 game road losing streak and the Hawks had lost their last 15 overall away from home. Lickliter says they were “joyous” as it is hard enough to win at home, and is particularly hard to win on the road.
Aaron Fuller led Iowa with 13 points Jaryd Cole added 11 points and 10 rebounds. Fuller says they have been focused on shots and have been hitting them lately and they came in and executed what they did in practice.
Cole says it is a big win for the Hawks. He says it is great to get a Big 10 road win and they want to carry the momentum over and get another victory. Iowa is now 2-5 in the Big Ten and 8-12 overall.