Feb. 28, 2014
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Iowa Head Coach Fran McCaffery
On Iowa's defensive effort:
"Defense wasn't great. You can't go on the road and turn it over 18 times and expect to win."
On whether or not he wanted to slow down the pace:
"No, we're fine with the pace. We like to play at that pace but clearly they played better tonight at that pace."
On the difference in getting to the paint during the first and second half:
"We didn't throw it in. They were switching and we just kept putting our heads down and dribbling. That's where a lot of the turnovers came from. We had some guys open. Basabe had some good looks, as did Olaseni, we just didn't post up guys."
On holding Yogi Ferrell and Noah Vonleh to under 10 points:
"You would figure that if they combined for 12 points, we would be the winners. That's what I would have thought. You have to give them credit - Sheehey was great and Robinson was great. They have a lot of different guys that have talent. They had a number of different guys come off the bench and score at least one basket. That's just the kind of team they have. They're an unselfish group. Everyone knows Yogi's the man, but tonight Sheehey was on fire and they got him the ball."
On the similarities between Iowa's three consecutive losses:
"We hadn't really been turning the ball over. We lost to Wisconsin and we only turned it over seven times. The last two games the opposing team has shot the ball extremely well. We have been making more mistakes; there is no question about that. Those mistakes have been happening on both ends of the floor, and we weren't recovering. We weren't solid on defense."