Game Report: Hawkeyes Dominate Exhibition Against Lindsey Wilson

November 4, 2019

Written by Rob Howe

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IOWA CITY, Iowa – Iowa didn’t get a lot of resistance from Lindsey Wilson College in Monday night’s exhibition here at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. That was to be expected with a Big Ten school hosting the NAIA institution from Kentucky.

It served as a starting point for a Hawkeye team with a lot of new faces, some in new places. Coach Fran McCaffery used all of his available players, mixing and matching lineups, and getting a better feel for his team.

The athletes performed in front of an audience for the first time. That included true freshman Patrick McCaffery and Joe Toussaint, along with Jack Nunge and C.J Fredrick, who red shirted last season.

Keeping in mind and in perspective the competition Monday night, here are some observations, notes and stats from the action:

-The best thing I saw was a team connected on both ends of the floor. Iowa talked and moved together on defense. It moved the ball and looked for the open man on offense. It committed only seven turnovers.

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-Fredrick came out hot, hitting his first few shots and showing good energy on both ends of the floor. He got tangled up on a hard foul late in the game and played through the whistle, showing some toughness. He hit 6 of 7 shots, including 4 of 5 from three.

-Patrick McCaffery struggled early with nerves but settled in to score 12 points. He delivered the game’s highlight plays with a pair of impressive dunks.

-Nunge looked confident and played within the flow of the game, something he struggled with at times as a true freshman. He did a nice job passing inside to Luka Garza from the high post, rebounded and changed shots with his length. He shot 6 of 8 from the floor, ending up with 11 points and grabbed six rebounds.

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-Toussaint is fast. He pushes the ball and moves it. He breaks down off the dribble and guards on the ball. I was impressed with his ability to play through contact at the rim. The outside shot needs some work. He admitted he was nervous after the game, which contributed to his 1 of 7 on field goals. He did lead the team with seven rebounds.

-Garza could have scored 50 against the undersized opponent. I liked his aggressiveness inside on both ends of the floor. He also appears to be in great shape, running the floor well. He did get a bloody nose running into Nunge.

-Jordan Bohannon looked rusty coming back from May hip surgery. He looked a little tentative but his ability to move was encouraging. He knocked down a triple and handed out two assists without a turnover in 14:40.

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He rode the stationary bike when he was out of the game. He said that he felt good Monday after experiencing some stiffness a few days ago. He indicated that it’s a day-to-day situation. He can play in 10 games before having to decide on whether or not to red shirt.

-Starting point guard Connor McCaffery ran the show well. He dished out 11 assists against three turnovers. He and his dad called him a facilitator, and that’s what he did. The ball moved crisply with him in the game. He connected on his lone shot attempt. He’s going to get more looks as the year goes on and teams lay off him.

-If it’s possible to score a quiet 19 points, that’s what Joe Wieskamp pulled off. He made things look effortless, knocking down 6 of 8 field goal attempts, including 3 of 4 from behind the 3-point arc. He also grabbed four rebounds and blocked a shot in 17:35.

-Backup center Ryan Kriener was limited to 10 minutes after having his foot stepped on. He asked to go back in the game, but Fran McCaffery said he didn’t want to push it.

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