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McCaffery calls McCabe 'incredibly valuable' to #10 Hawks

Zach McCabe had 8 points in #10 Iowa's win over Minnesota on Sunday. Zach McCabe had 8 points in #10 Iowa's win over Minnesota on Sunday.

The Hawkeyes have one of the deepest basketball teams in the country.    Being deep also means that some players have to make sacrifices.

Bishop Heelan grad Zach McCabe started 30 games as a sophomore, but only started seven last year and has come off the bench in all 18 games this season.

McCabe is averaging over 7 points and 3 rebounds per game, in 16 minutes a night.

After going 0-for-8 from the field in a win at Ohio State, McCabe had 8 points and five rebounds Sunday as Iowa beat Minnesota to improve to 4-1 in the Big Ten.

At 6-7 and 235 pounds, the co-captain is asked to do a lot of the dirty work and his coach has noticed.

"It was great to see Zach get eight," said Iowa coach Fran McCaffery. "His offense had not been there for a couple games but he had been playing really well and he's incredibly valuable as a leader and an experienced guy. To see him make a big three and make some free throws. He was as valuable as anybody in handling their press."

The 10th-ranked Hawkeyes visit #21 Michigan on Wednesday night at six.

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