Lincoln, NB – The Iowa women’s basketball team fell to the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Tuesday night. Megan Gustafson recorded her 18th double-double with an impressive 29 points and 18 rebounds. But the rest of the team struggled to shoot and handle the ball.
Iowa shot 39% from the field and struggled with 64% from the free-throw line. Iowa went into Tuesday’s contest shooting 77% as a team and ranked 9th in the country.
The upside is that women continued to dominate the rebounds 53 to 40, but the errant ball handling which resulted into turnovers (15 total), continued to plague the Hawks.
Megan Gustafson shot 13-23 (56%) from the field, while the rest of the team shot 14-46 (30%). It is very apparent that someone needs to step up and light another spark to ignite the confidence for the rest of the team.
While Nebraska had a sub par shooting night, as well. They managed to knock in nine total three-point shots, shooting 36% from behind the arc.
These Hawks have the correct pieces to the puzzle, they can and have put them together previously.
They have beaten conference rivals. They have went toe-to-toe against 13th ranked Florida State.
The Hawks have the right players, the coaching and the fire to compete in their conference and also the rest of the nation.
The women have a break before traveling to Minnesota (14-5) on Sunday at 3:00 PM CST. Then the Hawks will come home Thursday, January 25th, to host the 8th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes.