Iowa beat the London Lions 102-58 on Tuesday in their first of two games against the teams. Iowa sat out three out of its best players in Devyn Marble, Mel Basabe and Aaron White while Londan sat out several of its best players. The teams will play again tonight and at full strength. Yesterday’s game was played in an empty gym but tonight’s game will be in front of a sellout crowd.
Peter Jok led Iowa in scoring with 22 points, including 4-8 from three. Josh Oglesby was 4-6 from long range as Iowa shot 11-26 from beyond the arc, over 42%. I hate to remind you how bad Iowa was from three last year, but you’ve been reminded; they were one of the worst teams in the nation. If the Hawks are to make the kind of strides this year we all think they can make, hitting the treys is going to be the area where they improve.
“Peter has one of the best strokes I’ve seen in a long time and he played very good defense. I am looking forward to seeing that tomorrow night,” McCaffery said. “We really pushed the ball and got the ball inside on the break to Gabe and Woody. Once we did that, we shot it smooth. I think every player did a great job. Tomorrow will be different. Their top five guys did not play tonight because there are 5,000 people coming here, so it will be a totally different atmosphere.”
To see/hear all of McCaffery’s postgame comments, here is a video:
Speaking of videos, here are some from Rob Howe of HawkeyeInsider.com from Iowa football media day:
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