Dec. 31, 2012
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Postgame Quotes - Indiana at Iowa
Dec. 31, 2012
"I'll say first thing, we know this is a huge win for us coming in here. I haven't seen a lot of teams in the Big Ten play a lot of different games, but I like watching Iowa play. They play so hard. They're competitive. Coach McCaffery mixes line-ups, and he's got a lot of versatility. He is an excellent coach. We just kept saying if we get a win in Carver, it's going to be a big deal because not many people are coming in here and winning. I hope their fans keep it up, that was a great atmosphere. It was exciting to be in as an opponent. I know we had some Indiana fans, but it was a great atmosphere. I hope the fans continue to pour out like that all year long for them because that team deserves it because they are going to be really good."
"There were numerous guys playing their first Big Ten game today in a nationally televised game at a very high level. So, we feel very good about the win. We feel very good about our toughness inside of this game. This was truly one of those fifteen round heavyweight fight games that the Big Ten is full of, where you can't necessarily land the knockout punch. You just want to make sure it doesn't get landed on you. We ended up having one more point at the end. I was proud of how our players played. They played through some foul situations. We did not have a great day shooting the ball, but the bottom line is that we defended and rebounded. We had some great individual performances, especially defensively. Victor ended up with a triple-double, he had twelve deflections, which is just under his average. Excellent win for us, not a textbook win, but not many of them are."