Free Throws Hurt Hawkeyes Against Michigan State

By Scott Dochterman, Reporter


By KCRG Sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A field-goal drought that lasted for nearly 15 minutes proved fatal for Iowa on Tuesday. It’s difficult enough to beat No. 7/6 Michigan State while playing at a high level. Iowa missed 12 of its final 13 shots from the 9:56 mark of the second half through the end of overtime. Iowa shot 43 free throws — 20 more than Michigan State — but made just 30. That was too much to overcome.

“We were driving the ball, we were throwing it inside and trying to get to the free‑throw line,” McCaffery said. “We missed 13 free throws; that’s unfortunate. We make our free throws and we have a chance to win. But they missed free throws, too. I felt we were moving the ball well, we had some really good looks at it, and just didn’t make any.”

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