Iowa’s poor defense prevalent in loss to Purdue

Iowa’s poor defense and Purdue’s explosive offense (20 3s) was a bad combination for the Hawkeyes.

By Pete Ruden

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To put it simply, Iowa’s defense was not good when No. 3 Purdue came to town on Jan. 20.

The Boilermakers knocked down a Big Ten record 20 3-pointers en route to an 87-64 throttling of the Hawkeyes on the road.

Purdue punched Iowa in the mouth early, going on an 18-0 run that put the Hawkeyes away in the first half. That’s just from one game, but...

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