The Iowa Hawkeyes were dreadful in the second half as they lost to Penn State 67-58 at the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago. The Hawkeyes led by eight at the half before the Nittany Lions scored 48 points in the second half.
“You know they shot it well. We made some mistakes I think, they took advantage of those mistakes. They made some shots at a critical juncture in the game which changed a lot,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says.
The Hawks made only seven of 32 shots in the second half against one of the worst teams in the Big Ten. “We give up 48 points in the second half, that’s more where we lost the game, rather than shooting percentage,” Iowa’s Aaron White says. White had 21 points and 13 rebounds.