February 3, 2014

TES - Sedge's Hawkeye Hoops Update, Monday February 3rd

Sedge’s Hawkeye Hoops Update - February 3rd,  2014
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Iowa’s Record: 17-5, 6-3 Big Ten

Rankings:
AP: #17
USA Today: #13

Big Ten Standings:
Michigan, 8-1
Michigan State, 8-1
Iowa, 6-3
Northwestern, 5-5
Ohio State, 4-5
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Iowa Games This Week:  Times Eastern

Tuesday February 4th,  v. Ohio State, 7:00 pm, ESPN
Game Watch - On, Front Bar (Comedy Night in the back)

Saturday February 8th, @ v. #10 Michigan, 2:00 pm, ESPN
Game Watch - On, the entire bar
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Games of Note this week:
Wednesday, Nebraska @ Michigan, 6:30 pm, BTN
stranger things have happened

Thursday, Penn State @ Michigan State, 9:00 pm, ESPN2
see above


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Well one of these days, we will play a game against Michigan State where the officials have nothing to do with it.  Sure, they called the fouls on Sparty to give Iowa the advantage at the line, but that’s the way it’s supposed to be.  But it was the play they completely blew that was the difference in the game.


Of course, Fran was not happy, he got teed up, and those 4 points sure made the difference in a game that would go to overtime.

Then again, the fact the Hawks went almost 15 minutes without a field goal - from the 9 minute mark in the second half through the first 4 minutes of OT, that also contributed to the loss.  Hawks fans were left to wonder if the team could get off the mat again.

It sure looked like it, halfway through the first half in Illinois, and the Hawks had a 21 point lead.  But then things began to change, and Iowa only had a 4 point lead going into the break.