Iowa remains the last team to beat Indiana on their home floor, but the bad news is that Indiana's home winning streak is now 29 games as the Hoosiers dusted the Hawks 65-43 on Wednesday night.
Iowa was its own worst enemy in this game, as they gave up 31 points off of 20 turnovers. That's never a good recipe for a road win, especially when your opponent is ranked #7 in the nation. Iowa scored just 12 points off of 14 Indiana turnovers, as the Hoosiers were just more opportunistic on this night
The Hawkeyes had 11 first half turnovers and the Hoosiers scored 20 points on those giveaways. Somehow, Iowa was only down by 11 points at intermission.
Tony Freeman started to score early, getting eight quick points. But he picked up his second personal foul of the first half with under seven minutes to go, which sent him to the bench. Iowa couldn't muster much of an attack in his absence.
Freeman, the only Iowa player in doubled figures, led the Hawkeyes with 14 points, but he also committed a team high six turnovers. Justin Johnson's shooting woes continued as he connected on just one of six field goal attempts and scored just six points. Cyrus Tate added eight points.
Iowa made just 34.1% of their field goal attempts (15-44) and was just 5 of 17 from three point range. Iowa had 28 rebounds to Indiana's 30. Indiana was 25 of 47 from the floor (53.2%) and the Hoosiers had 10 steals on the night.
With the loss, Iowa fell to 9-11 on the season, 2-5 in Big Ten play.
Next up for the Hawkeyes is a Penn State team that was blown out by 22 points at home to the Purdue Boilermakers. Game time is set for 5:00pm on Saturday night in Carver Hawkeye Arena.