Glen Worley's finest half was to say the least, inauspicious. He had three turnovers and only two boards while not being able to throw it in the ocean. After intermission, he had ten boards, three blocks and an Ocean's Eleven points. Like in the movie, he got away with the money, er game.
Glen's benchmates also contributed mightily in the second half. Chauncey Leslie hit two key threes in the second half. This allowed Iowa to pull away when the two big men, Evans and Reiner were riding the pines with four fouls.
Reggie Evans didn't get a double double for his famous friend in attendance on Saturday night. Roy Jones Jr., the world light-heavyweight boxing champion was there to watch his fellow Pensacola, Florida native. They play pickup games together and Reggie said about Roy "He can hoop!" However, Reggie and his fellow Hawks could not duplicate Roy's trade and deliver the knockout punch.
The champion boxer visited the Iowa locker room after the game. Steve Alford asked Jones what he would do if he had someone down by sixteen with a minute to go in the round. Roy said "I'm knocking him out!"
"We didn't do that," said Alford. "We didn't knock them out."
All's well that ends well, and the Hawks had a 19 point spread when the buzzer sounded. However, Roy may be instructing Reggie in some of the secrets of the sweet science before Evans returns from Pensacola for the second semester. Anybody out there want to take Reggie on? I thought not! However, Reggie is going to have to start handling the double team a little better.
Not to mention, Luke Recker's hot shooting of late. The increased penetration from Pierre Pierce and Chauncey Leslie should deliver a lot more open 3's for Luke this season. Its becoming very obvious that Mr. Recker wants to end his Senior season on a very high note.
Now the Hawks wait antoher week before their match-up with Mercer. Then the Hawks will begin BigTen season with a Jan. 2nd match-up against Wisconsin.