Northwestern made 10 three pointers in the opening half and rolled to a 90-71 victory over the Hawkeyes. It was the Wildcats’ most lopsided win in Iowa City and it was the Hawkeyes second straight lopsided loss. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says anytime you have a performance like they had Sunday and come right back and perform like they did “that’s upsetting, that is unacceptable and that has to be corrected.”
Northwestern finished the game with 14 three pointers, one shy of the Carver-Hawkeye Arenas record, and many were from well behind the arc. McCaffrey says the Wildcats do shoot a little deeper than most teams, but he says they should have been closer to them and chased them off the shot a little more.
Iowa jumped out to a 4-0 lead but Northwestern responded with a 24-4 run and the outcome was never in doubt. He says they turned it over three out of their first four possessions and that makes it hard as a 3-point shooting team will be more relaxed with the lead and shoot better. He says his team panicked a little on offense and that didn’t help.
Iowa is 0-4 in the Big Ten.