Iowa, a bunch, Northwestern :( - ugliness reigns at Welsh-Ryan

I don't have anything funny to say here. Northwestern got walloped.

Northwestern couldn't score at all against Iowa and looked lost in pretty much every way in a major beatdown. That's not a sentence I enjoyed typing.

The first half was awful, genuinely one of the worst exhibitions of basketball I've seen at the NCAA level. Northwestern had 15 points - five field goals - and it wasn't because they weren't getting open looks or Iowa was playing great defense. They just couldn't hit anything. 1-for-12 from downtown. Iowa only led by ten because Northwestern was actually pretty solid defensively, and the Hawkeyes were missing their fair share too.

That's just not something I'm used to seeing from Northwestern basketball, but it'll be that way this year.

The second half flipped the script. Northwestern started getting some makes, but Josh Oglesby drilled a fewI don't have anything funny to say here. Northwestern got walloped. threes, while Aaron White and Melsahn Basabe finished easily over and over again in the lane. Michael Turner came in and played a lot instead of Alex Olah, and he was pretty weak defensively.

There's just so many things you can't do here. This is a game on your home court, and you can't make anything - not even free throws. It's not just losing, it's losing badly, and because you played badly, against a team that isn't one of the best in your conference. Truly bad.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Inside NU

You must be a member of Inside NU to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Inside NU. You should read them.

Join Inside NU

You must be a member of Inside NU to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Inside NU. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker