Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery wasn’t happy following his team’s 101-89 double overtime loss at Minnesota on Wednesday. Here is a transcript of his postgame radio interview on the Hawkeye Radio Network.
ON THE GAME: “Let’s just say this. There are a lot of things I’m upset about right now, but I will tell you this: The effort of our guys is certainly not one of them. I couldn’t be more proud.”
ON PETER JOK SCORING 28 POINTS: “He did a great job moving without the ball. We did a great job moving the ball side to side and finding him. He also did a great job of getting rid of it. When he comes off a screen and they stay, the slip guy is there, he made some really good feeds. That is great to see.”
ON IOWA’S COMEBACK IN THE SECOND HALF WITH THE PRESS: “It was just great activity level. It started with Nicholas Baer. He came up and got a turnover and then Brady (Ellingson) got one and we got a few more. Pete got some run-outs and that really got him going and really got our offense going. Our defensive activity continued from there.”
ON WHETHER ELLINGSON TRIED CALLING TIMEOUT NEAR THE END OF REGULATION WHEN A CRITICAL JUMP BALL WAS CALLED INSTEAD: “Yeah.”
ON IOWA’S FINAL POSSESSION IN THE FIRST OVERTIME, WHICH ENDED WITH A MISSED BAER 3-POINT SHOT: “We wanted to throw it to Nicholas and either have him turn and go or have him find one of our shooters, but when the ball got deflected he got a decent look.”