IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa men’s basketball defeated Kennesaw State 91-74 on Friday night. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery discussed guard Peter Jok’s big offensive night, how freshman forward Tyler Cook looked and more.
ON PETER JOK: “He pretty much has the green light. He is good for at least four bad shots a game, but they are good shots if he is taking them.”
ON CORDELL PEMSL: “I thought he was really good. I thought he picked us up when he first went in. He gave us a post presence.”
ON CHRISTIAN WILLIAMS: His back was bothering him. He could have gone back in. I decided (to keep him on the bench).”
ON HIS OVERALL THOUGHTS: “I thought defensively in the first half we had stretches where we were really good. It’s not unlike the last game where we had (bad stretches)…We had 17 turnovers. Too many turnovers.
ON WAGNER: “Ahmed was really good at both ends, athleticism, scoring rebound … I thought he did some good things.”
ON MAISHE DAILEY NOT PLAYING: “That is an indication I was struggling with (the decision to redshirt him) … I think we’ll get him in there on Sunday … he wants to play so I’ll play him.”
ON TYLER COOK: “He was a little amped up tonight. It usually is. He had a couple of things that didn’t go right for him … I was pleased with him there (on the glass). He’ll get there.”
ON DALE JONES MISSING THE GAME WITH KNEE SWELLING: “I thought he might play today, but the problem is he doesn’t practice. In fairness to him, it’s hard to figure out what to do.”