"California could write a textbook on how to rebound. They are exceptional at maintaining that persistence for the basketball," Iowa coach Lisa Bluder said. "There were so many times where they would not have possession of the ball but they would tip it up in the air and keep going for it."
The Hawkeyes were playing their first game since March 2 when they lost in the Big Ten tournament, and Bluder didn't blame rust for the ball-handling mistakes.
"I don't think the press was where we had the turnovers. I felt we had more turnovers on passing decisions, people were in the passing lanes and forcing things there," Bluder said. "Those are the ones that concern me the most because those are the ones we should not be making this time of year."