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Topic - Mike Gesell
It was a game the reeling Hawkeyes had to have.
Coach Fran McCaffery didn't need his Iowa team to outwork Penn State. Matching the Nittany Lions toughness was good enough.
Penn State's 13 victories this year have been the result of balanced scoring. The Nittany Lions' 13th loss resulted from just the opposite.
Iowa couldn't hit a 3 or get the defensive stops it needed, and stars Devyn Marble and Aaron White were outplayed by Ohio State's Aaron Craft.
It was easy to forget about Ohio State after a string of losses, including one at home to Iowa, sent the Buckeyes tumbling out of the Top 25.
Illinois put together one impressive comeback on Saturday night.
It was quite a recovery by No. 15 Iowa. Even coach Fran McCaffery was impressed.
There's an invisible line that a good team must cross to become a national or even conference contender.
"We just needed to dig down and get some stops like we needed to. They shot the ball tremendously well," point guard Mike Gesell said.
"It's a quick turnaround. That's the beauty of basketball. You have a tough night like this and you get another chance to prove yourself right away," Gesell said.