The Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team lost their fourth consecutive game today as they fell to the Iowa Hawkeyes by a final score of 77-64. The loss also marks the seventh in the past eight games for the Nittany Lions. At 10-14 overall and 2-9 in conference play, they rank dead last in the Big 10 standings.
Penn State shot 40 percent from the field, 35 percent from three and 57 percent from the free throw line in today's loss to the Hawkeyes. They were out-rebounded 37 to 29, out-assisted 16 to 12 and shot 27 less free throws than Iowa. The Hawkeyes fouls the Nittany Lions 12 times today, while Penn State hacked Iowa 26 times, leading to the huge free throw discrepancy.
It doesn't get any easier for Penn State, because their next scheduled game is February 8, on the road, against the tenth-ranked Michigan State Spartans.