Besides walk-ons we have zero players from the state of Iowa on our team, Iowa has 8. You could tell last night that our players didn't care to much about the game from a rivalry perspective while Iowa players wanted it badly.
In football we have ton's of players from the state of Iowa who mark the Iowa game on their calendars because it means something to them. Last night it looked like it was just another OOC game for our guys.
Now I know the state of Iowa isn't the best place to get basketball talent but it's still nice to have someone that has that hate for Iowa like the people who live in this state (Like Bubu, who had a very nice game vs them last year).