Last Saturday, the Hawkeye men played Wisconsin at Carver at 11 a.m. while the women took on the Wolverines at Michigan. Their game started at 12:30 p.m.
I don’t like losing to the Badgers. Before the season started, the Hawks were leading the all-time series, 79-78.
After Wisconsin’s 79-74 victory Saturday, they now lead the series, 80-79.
You had four Hawkeyes in double figures, Iowa had more bench points (35-21), more rebounds (35-33), but the Badgers had four more 3-pointers (8-4).
Iowa led by one with a minute to play, but couldn’t finish.
Tough game... tough loss.
Melsahn Basabe was sick, but tried to play and could only go one minute.
You would think with Iowa’s depth that losing Mel wouldn’t matter.
When Iowa lost to Wisconsin 75-71 the first time in Madison, Mel played 18 minutes, had nine rebounds, two blocks and two points.
Zach McCabe started for Mel, played 19 minutes, had two rebounds, two assists, two steals but didn’t score.
Devyn Marble had 21, Josh Oglesby came off the bench with 21, but the Hawks fell to 19-7, 8-5.
Three losses at home in the last four games.
I know they are losing to good teams, but this doesn’t make sense.
Thank goodness for the Hawkeye women.
They beat Michigan 74-70 in an unbelievable game of runs.
The Wolverines started the game with a 13-0 run.
Iowa then outscored Michigan 40-18, and took a 40-31 halftime lead.
The Hawks led by as much as 16 points in the second half, lost it as Michigan led by four with under seven minutes to play, but Theairra Taylor, Ally Disterhoft and Samantha Logic hit 7-8 from the free throw line and Iowa is 21-7, 9-5 in the Big Ten.
Four players in double figures and 50 percent 3-point shooting (10-20) sure helps.