"I think they played good defense," Aaron White said. "But I'd also say we were a little stagnant on offense, not moving like we usually do, not screening, cutting with a purpose to score. You have to attribute them for some good defense but also take credit as a team that we didn't play like we usually do."
The Hawkeyes shot just 26-percent on the game, while Penn State shot 39-percent on the afternoon.
"You know, every game is a little bit different, and the flow of this game was really defensive oriented. Penn State is a team that's really going to get in your space, try to mug you off ball screens, try to get you out of rhythm. That was just the flow of the game," Mike Gesell said.
Iowa brought the energy and excitement though out the game -- but in the end came up short to the Nittany Lions. Iowa was led by White with 21-points and 13-rebounds, as well as Jarrod Uthoff who racked up 17-points and seven rebounds.
"They were getting in us. They were being aggressive, and you know, as guards you can't always force it, you've got to look to guys other guys open, too. Just because we only made two or three shots, it doesn't really mean much in my opinion. We were looking to get guys open and looking for scoring opportunities when they happened. They really had a stacked defense, and sometimes it's hard to get shots against that as a guard," Gesell said.
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