[UPDATE BELOW -- I messed up on something further down in the piece and there are corrections at the relavent places.]
You could certainly find flaws in Iowa's play in this game, but when you consider the opponent, the location, and the fact that Iowa was missing their starting point guard, I thought they played pretty well. Consider the following:
- Indiana has the best offense in the country according to Ken Pomeroy's adjusted offensive efficiency ratings at 1.25 points per possession; Iowa held them to 1.04 points per possession, and .79 points per possession in the first half.
- Only two other teams have held Indiana to a lower offensive efficiency: Wisconsin and ... Iowa, the last time they played.
- Iowa overcame a hideous first half on offense and put up 46 points on 37 possessions in the second half.
- Iowa committed 18 turnovers, 27 fouls, made one three pointer, had 18 fewer free throw attempts, and still only lost by 13.
- Aaron White: +7.37 (+4.92 offense, -2.46 defense)
- Eric May: +5.73 (+2.47 offense, -3.26 defense)
- Gabe Olaseni: +5.67 (+1.54 offense, -4.13 defense)
- Melsahn Basabe: +4.62 (+1.38 offense,-3.24 defense)
- Dev Marble: +4.59 (+3.41 offense, -1.18 defense)
- Zach McCabe: +2.82 (+.85 offense, -3.74 defense)
- Mike Gesell: +3.88 (+1.09 offense, -2.49 defense)
- Adam Woodbury: +1.81 (-.72 offense, -2.98 defense)
- Anthony Clemmons: +1.84 (+.34 offense, -1.61 defense)
- Josh Oglesby: +.75 (-.83 offense, -.43 defense)
- Pat Ingram: +.02 (-2.61 offense, -.46 defense)