Hawkeyes have added motivation against Cornhuskers – Quad-Cities Online

Posted: February 10, 2020 at 9:49 pm

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For now, they have just "flushed" Purdue and moved on to Nebraska.

The Cornhuskers, who are well entrenched in 13th place in the Big Ten standings, employed perhaps the most unique defensive approach that anyone has taken against Iowa all season in that earlier meeting. They surrounded Garza with three players and dared the Hawkeyes to launch 3s.

It helped that Fredrick, who is shooting 48.2% from 3-point range, missed that game with an injury. And sophomore Joe Wieskamp, who leads Iowa in 3s, was 1 for 10 from beyond the arc.

"Im assuming since it worked for them the first time, they may try it again," Garza said. "But they may change because we have CJ now and we shoot better at home."

Fredrick, who agonized as he sat on the bench and watched all those missed 3-point chances, said he certainly hopes Nebraska uses the same defense.

"That would be nice," he said with a laugh.

McCaffery said he thinks Nebraska will gang up on Garza again but will mix it with other things, just as most opponents have done against a player who is riding a string of eight consecutive 20-plus scoring efforts.

"I'm to the point now where we've seen it all," McCaffery said. "We'll probably see more than one thing from them, just like we see more than one thing from everybody else now."

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