Wisconsin Slips Past Hawks

Game wrap, player video and McCaffery transcript from Wednesday's overtime loss to Wisconsin.

Iowa CITY, Ia. - Fran McCaffery wasn't running around the Iowa locker room handing out high-fives to his players. Losing 62-59 in overtime to No. 13 Wisconsin failed to brighten the coach's night.

"I wasn't happy, I'll be honest with you," McCaffery said. "If you were in there, there was nothing resembling a moral victory. I was not happy at all. Sixteen offensive rebounds, loose ball in a twopoint game, we don't get it, jump ball. Not happy at all."

Iowa had a chance to win it in regulation, but Bryce Cartwright's pull-up J missed the mark. The Hawkeyes could have tied it at the end of the overtime, but a three-point try was rushed and offline. The game was not lost in either of those situations however.

Wisconsin grabbed 16 offensive rebounds and shot over 50 percent in the second half and overtime. The No. 13 Badgers missed 27 of 33 shots from the floor in the opening half, but Iowa managed just a five-point lead at the intermission.

"Our guards just did not do a good job tonight of rebounding the ball," McCaffery said. "That's disappointing because that was a focal point of our scouting."

Cartwright led Iowa with 14 points, while Melsahn Basabe (13 points, 11 rebounds) and Jarryd Cole (10, 12) each recorded their sixth double-double of the season.

McCaffery Transcript

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Basabe Video

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