The Iowa Hawkeyes did what the Iowa Hawkeyes are supposed to do against a team like Guilford College in their 103-46 victory.
After sputtering to start the game 6-6, the Hawkeyes piled on 17 straight points as they turned defense into offense with a pair of steals and a Nicholas Baer block lead to easy baskets. Throughout the first half, Iowa showed a slightly different offense with Tyler Cook playing a more-perimeter oriented game. He flashed passing ability in transition and in the half court driving towards the basket en route to seven assists - a team high - to a single turnover. He added 12 points and nine rebounds with his only miss being the second of two three-point attempts.
Joe Wieskamp played impressively in Hawkeye fans’ first look at the top 100 recruit. His 14 points led the way for Iowa. He showed an all-around game and was aggressive in driving to the hoop, though he accumulated two foul calls while doing so. Luka Garza showed no signs of the cyst removal surgery he had a few weeks ago with 11 points on 5/6 shooting.
Other notes include:
- Isaiah Moss went on a nice little run to close the first half with nine straight points. He totaled 13 points on the day. Maishe Dailey and Cordell Pemsl were Iowa’s remaining double-digit scores with 12 and 10, respectively.
- Jordan Bohannon did not play the game with a hip bruise. It’s probably something he would have played with if it weren’t an exhibition game but it’s a scenario worth monitoring. His injury forced Iowa into bigger lineups - Nicholas Baer/Jack Nunge on the wing big lineups - but they were able to manage, given the competition.
- Iowa shot 59% from the field, 43% from three, and 71% from the line. One slight concern is turnovers, as Iowa had 18 (to Guilford’s 26) which translated into a TO% of 24%.
- Every Hawkeye played and every Hawkeye except for Nico Hobbs and the Baer brothers scored. Michael’s point total matched his jersey number en route to a 3-trillion.