Iowa 70, Michigan 60 (OT)

Feb. 22, 2009

Recap | Final Stats | Photo Gallery 1 media-icon-photogallery.gif | Photo Gallery 2 media-icon-photogallery.gifMichigan Head Coach John Beilein
“Coach Lickliter and his Hawkeyes have been through some tough things here, but they certainly played a great game today. I thought their defense was great and they played with a lot of heart. It was a really good basketball game for two teams who are struggling to find ways to win games, whether at home or on the road.”

“They’re a tough team. Look at who they have put up hard fights against. Michigan State is the only team that has come in here (Carver Hawkeye Arena) and not given them a situation where it’s a last second game.”

Iowa Head Coach Todd Lickliter
“I think our guys would say the crowd was really instrumental in us being able to be successful tonight. I was really pleased with the kind of effort they gave defensively. Michigan put us in tough spots, but we made a great effort to continue to defend, and that was huge. Our spacing was good, guys did what they could do and they stayed away from things that were difficult. Fortunately, we were able to be successful.”

On Jake Kelly
“I’ve been pleased, for the most part, with his decision making. He likes to go to the offensive end when we talk about things and sometimes, I need to bring him back to defense. Jake has been the guy who has guarded their most aggressive perimeter player and he has really taken that responsibility to heart. He’s capable. He’s got great length and I think he’s a terrific defender.

On Cyrus Tate
“We just wanted to see. This was the best he had felt. He didn’t practice this week but went through shoot around. I thought in the second half, we needed to see if he could give us a lift and he did.”

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