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Cyclones make shots, sink Hawks

Iowa’s men opened the week with a 67-44 win over Alcorn State on Tuesday at Carver and then got smoked by Iowa State 90-75 on Friday.
The Hawkeyes had balanced scoring with Aaron White and Jarrod Uthoff leading the way with 15 and 13 points respectively in the win over Alcorn.
Aaron played only 23 minutes, Jarrod 20.
I know this wasn’t a big time team that the Hawkeyes beat as Alcorn State is now 1-6.
These games are important as Iowa still needs to develop depth.
Dominique Uhl has a tremendous upside and needs to see more playing time.
The 6-9 freshman is starting to look more and more like Jarrod Uthoff.
Dom is so quick to the basket, which helps out in grabbing rebounds, taking it to the basket and bringing the ball down the court.
Dom played 21 minutes, was 5-6 from the floor, scored 11 points and had six rebounds.
Gabe Olaseni got his second double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
This is a tough time in Gabe’s life with his dad passing away Nov. 28.
I can’t imagine losing my Dad when I was 22 years old.
My Dad left this world in 2002. He was 81, I was 48. It was still hard to deal with, but I know my Dad lived a full life.
Gabe went home after the Iowa State game and should be back for the University of Northern Iowa game on Saturday, Dec. 20.
For the season, Gabe is shooting 59 percent from the floor, 79 percent from the free throw line and leads the team with 28 blocked shots.
The Cyclone loss Friday at Carver was a tough one to swallow.
The ‘Clones were making shots, the Hawks weren’t.
Iowa State came into the game as a great three-point shooting team.
They made 12-27 threes, while Iowa was 7-20.
Stats tell part of the story, but the ‘Clones were the more energetic team last week.
The Hawks were only down 38-33 at half but a 24-4 run to start the second half dropped the Hawkeyes to 8-3.
This is tough to write about.
I knew Iowa State was good, but not this good.
It kind of reminded me of the Iowa football team losing to Minnesota, 51-14. The Gophers were good, but not that good.
It’s still only one loss...

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