FRAN'S TEAM MAKES A STATEMENT. Iowa need a big road win for their tournament resume and they got it yesterday in Columbus over #3 ranked Ohio State. Iowa got big production from Roy Dev Marble, Aaron White, Jarrod Uthoff, Josh Oglesby and Melsahn Basabe. Marble finished as the Hawkeye leading scorer with 22 points. Basabe tore down 10 rebounds to go with 11 points as he recorded a double-double. The season is still young but it's not to early to call this a "game-changer." Iowa will have the week off and return to action Sunday when they host Minnesota.
FRAN AND COMPANY TALK ABOUT THE WIN.
THERE'S CERTAINLY BENEFITS TO PLAYING IN FRONT OF A NATIONAL TELEVISION AUDIENCE.
Iowa will get the key win it's needed. Hawkeyes aren't built just to make the NCAA Tournament. They're built to win in the NCAA Tournament.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) January 12, 2014
So impressed w/ Iowa today-- but not surprised. Maybe the most impressive road win by any team this season. They play beautiful basketball.— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) January 12, 2014
So Iowa has 3 losses to teams in Top 10 by 12 total points & all away from home. Now are 14-3 with win at OSU & look like Top 10 team to me.— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) January 13, 2014
AND KEEP YOUR CHIN UP.
Yo I don't care what people say I may have shot bad but we got the W... I love my team and Iowa and I'm never gonna stop fighting!! #GoHawks— Zach McCabe (@ZMcCabe15) January 12, 2014
THE POLLS WILL BE FUN TODAY. Around noonish, the AP and Coaches Polls will be released. Expect Iowa to make a jump. Meanwhile, the CBS Sports daily Top 25 had Iowa #7, right behind Iowa State at #6. Also, Kenpom has Iowa #5.
THE HAWK LADIES WIN TOO.
AND WRESTLING DOMINATES INDIANA.
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