Iowa (11-7) had a three-game stretch that produced 147 points in the 1983-84 season, but before that, you have to go back to 1948-49 to see such a scoring drought. In that season, the Hawkeyes had four consecutive games in the 40s. Back then, there was no shot clock or three-point line.
"Incredible, isn't it?" coach Todd Lickliter said. "We've struggled to make plays, to finish plays. Our guys are very conscientious guys. They're trying hard."
Guard Jeff Peterson — for one — hasn't lost hope, saying, "It's time we start a winning streak." Peterson, we might add, has accounted for 18 of the 54 turnovers.
Iowa will try to crack the 50-point barrier Wednesday night when it plays host to Wisconsin.