Iowa had another nail biter Tuesday night, but unlike last week, the Hawkeyes lost.
Former Bettendorf Bulldog Nicholas Baer breaks it down.
“I mean anytime you lose or win by one, there’s going to be something to analyze,” Baer said. “I think it’s important to keep perspective. The sky is not falling by any means. We lost to a ranked team, a very tough team, and it’s something that hurts, especially when you have that opportunity on your home floor. At the same time, we have a big game on Friday here with Indiana.”
Iowa junior forward Tyler Cook said the team can learn from the Terrapins’ approach.
“You can kind of see how teams are going to play us or how to execute down the stretch, what kind of plays need to be made at what times in order for us to win a ball game in our league,” Cook said. “You know, just more experience and that will be huge going forward.”
Junior guard Isaiah Moss said it was frustrating knowing one small change could have turned a loss into a win.
“It’s disappointing knowing some of the mental breakdowns we made in the first half and how easy it could have been if we just tightened it up,” Moss said. “But we’re gonna get back tomorrow, watch film, see what we did wrong and get ready for Friday.”