Jan. 29, 2012
Iowa Head Coach Fran McCaffery
What did you think of Cody Zeller’s play?
“He is a terrific freshman. He is the best freshman center I have seen. He can score. He can rebound. He can pass. You don’t see many seven footers have as good of a feel for the game as Cody has. He doesn’t go looking for stats. He knows that he is going to get his stats every night. He just does whatever the team needs him to do.”
Can you talk about the way your post players played tonight?
“We are giving up a lot of size. I thought I would go with two forwards tonight to start the game. Even the post guys were having their way inside. That was more of us breaking down on the perimeter. They had some decent post moves. It wasn’t like they were running a lot of stuff to get them the ball. They were just catching the ball and finishing.”
Did you try fouling IU at the end to get them out of the paint?
“You don’t want to start chopping guys. They were in the bonus and double bonus. They are a good free- throw shooting team. Maybe once to knock them out of rhythm. When there is penetration, you need to help and rotate over.”
Can you talk about the way Josh Oglesby played?
“I thought his movement without the ball, when to shoot it, when to shot-fake and drive it was the best its been. He has been working on it. He is a terrific player.”