Mike Gesell says Minnesota "shot the ball tremendously" in a 95-89 win over Iowa on Tuesday.
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The Hawkeyes have one day of rest after losing at Minnesota Tuesday night, 95-89.
Iowa has lost two in a row for the first time all season and head to Indiana on Thursday night for a makeup game. It's Iowa's first loss to an unranked team this season.
The Hawks made ten three-pointers, had fewer turnovers than the Gophers, but could not overcome a 61 percent shooting night for Minnesota.
"They put up 95," said Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery. "We can blame our defense if we want to but at some time you have to respect your opponent and say you know what, Richard had a good game plan, the kids executed it, they moved it. They got open and they made the shots."
"We just needed to dig down and get some stops when we needed them," said guard Mike Gesell. "They shot the ball tremendously well and we were still in the ball game at the end. We just had to make a few more plays."
With 24 points, Roy Devyn Marble moved up to Number-8 on Iowa's career scoring list past Adam Haluska.
Iowa and Indiana play at 8 o'clock on Thursday night.
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