Iowa 73, Iowa State 57
Dec. 12, 2008
Iowa Head Coach Todd Lickliter
"The first half, we couldn't get them stopped in transition and I thought we were fortunate to be up two points at halftime. [The second half], we made a commitment in forcing them to play half-court. I thought our guys really took to heart what we were saying and made it happen. Cyrus Tate was very active in the post defensively and our guards helped appropriately and that was the reason we were able to extend the lead and hold it."
On Jermain Davis's Performance
Iowa State Head Coach Greg McDurmott
"I was proud of the guys that played in the last six or seven minutes of the game. They played like they wanted to wear an Iowa State jersey."
"When our offense struggles, our defense usually follows and that's a recipe for disaster."