This was a weekend where you went back and checked the box score from Friday night again and again. And all is right with the world.
MBB: Hawkeye Freshmen Trio Lead Iowa to Victory over ISU (via hawkeyesportstv)
IOWA STATE HAD WON THREE IN A ROW. That streak ended Friday night when Fran McCaffery's Hawkeyes won their first in-state rivalry game of the season. McCaffery talked about the win following the game. Here's the transcript and video. McCaffery starts three freshmen and they were the difference. He also talked about Aaron White's masterful performance and getting after Josh Oglesby.
OGLESBY GOT THE WRATH OF FRAN (WoF). It wasn't the first time Iowa's head coach showed the sophomore guard his red face. Oglesby is Iowa's three point assassin, that's his role on this team. In the first half he attempted one shot and hit... nothing. McCaffery unleashed the wrath in an effort to help Josh shake the first half airball. It worked. According to Fran it's about Oglesby's confidence. McCaffery said,
"Even if we say, ‘OK, we are going to run clock and we are going to shoot it late in the possession' ... he has the green light, and he knows that, and he knows that's the kind of confidence I have in him. I don't think he'll ever play without the kind of confidence I need him to unless he knows I have that kind of confidence in him."
Oglesby finished the second half hitting 3 of 5 shooting and eight points. Most importantly, he had only one turnover in 13 minutes of second half play.
THE PLAYERS SPOKE AFTER THE GAME TOO. Hawkeye Drive has several player videos. There's Roy Dev Marble, Oglesby, Mike Gesell, Adam Woodbury, Aaron White and Anthony Clemmons.
IN IOWA'S TWO LOSSES THIS YEAR. It's been the guards that have struggled. It's expected when you have freshmen point guards. Against Iowa State, it was their experienced back court that struggled in Iowa City. Iowa's Anthony Clemmons hasn't started at the point very long but he's proving he belongs.
FRAN MCCAFFERY'S TEAM WILL HAVE THE WEEK OFF. They'll next put on their Nikes Saturday when they face another in-state rival in Northern Iowa at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. It's the first game of the Big Four Classic in Des Moines. Iowa State will face Drake in the second game following the Iowa-UNI match-up. The Hawks will hope to avenge an ugly loss last year at Cedar Falls. UNI also has the week off and will enter the game with Iowa (6-3) and rated #70 today by kenpom.com. Iowa comes in at #54 in today's kenpom rankings, Iowa State is #40.
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ESPN BIG TEN FOOTBALL BLOGGERS SELECT THEIR ALL-BIG TEN TEAMS. There's zero Hawkeyes on both the offense and defense. It's no surprise, especially given their reaction on Twitter when Micah Hyde, the lone Hawkeye selection by the Big Ten coaches, was announced. Iowa finished (4-8) of course, and when you finish (4-8) you don't usually see a lot of players earning honors.
SPEAKING OF MICAH HYDE. He likes music at a high volume and in a residential area. The media is calling it "another run-in with the law." It's disorderly conduct. Hyde yo wife, Hyde yo children.
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