Instant reaction— Iowa 82, Michigan 71

Instant reaction— Iowa 82, Michigan 71

The Hawkeyes won their seventh game in a row on Jan. 17, downing Michigan, 82-71.

By Ian Murphy and Kyle Mann
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Iowa came out swinging in Carver-Hawkeye on Jan. 17, scoring the first 11 points, but Michigan hung around for most of the game. Hot Hawk shooting late in the game then secured a victory, 82-71. Iowa improved to 14-3, 5-0 in the Big Ten, and Michigan fell to 13-5, 3-2 Big Ten.

  • Iowa shot 3-of-11 in the first half from behind the arc, as the Hawks struggled to get into rhythm after their initial spurt. They finished  stronger from behind the line, and Peter Jok (4-of-6 from 3)led the charge again.
  • Jarrod Uthoff is a star. He can score from anywhere, anytime, and he always shows up when he’s needed.
  • The Hawkeyes improved to 5-0 in the conference, tying Indiana for first place.
  • Adam Woodbury became a fan favorite again, dunking the basketball on a breakaway.
  • “Iowa’s got a really good basketball team,” Michigan head coach John Beilein said. “What’s really separated them right now is the bench play.”
  • With the number of shooters Iowa has, if one goes cold, the others can easily pick up the slack. That was evident Jan. 17.
  • Only 4 turnovers today for Iowa, 13 for the Wolverines.
  • “It’s going to be a really good year for Iowa fans,” Beilein said.
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