IOWA CITY – Iowa head basketball coach Fran McCaffery held a press conference Friday ahead of Saturday’s home game against Northwestern.
Q. Northwestern seems to be on a surge. What have you seen out of them the last couple of weeks?
COACH McCAFFERY: Well, I think Demps is playing really well. He’s made a difference, I think. It changes the dynamic of their team because it gives them another driver, another scorer, another guy that can go get his own shot. It makes them quicker.
I think Hearn has really stepped his game up. I’ve been really impressed with him.
Olah, they’re using him more, he’s doing more things. He’s coming around. He’s young. Early in the year he was finding his way. Now he’s been through it, he’s playing a lot better.
I think to a man, Swopshire, it takes a little bit of time to learn this offense, and as the season went on, now he’s got it. He’s really playing well.
So, I mean, they’ve got a good team. They make threes. They make plays. They guard you. It’s always a tough game when you play them.
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