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Indiana forward Cody Zeller spoke with the media after Saturday night's 73-60 victory over Iowa at Assembly Hall.
On overcoming the lack of offense:
“The thing that kept us going was our defense. We kept getting stops on the defensive end. We struggled at times on the offensive end, but when we get stops, we're in good shape. The offense comes eventually. When we're defending we're in good shape. It doesn't hurt you as much if you're defending.”
On the rebounding:
“Me and Christian (Watford) and Victor (Oladipo) and all the guards really went after rebounds. Any time you do that and you're getting offensive rebounds, you want to take full advantage of it.”
On getting the ball in the paint, especially with the three-point struggles (2-for-14):
“That's our strategy all the time. Want to get it in the paint whenever we can, whether it's getting it in the post or driving. That's where we're the most successful.”
Why Iowa is so tough to put away:
“They're a tough team. They play hard whether they're up 10 or down 10. They play hard till the end. They have a lot of toughness. They run their stuff well.”
On bouncing back from missing four close-range shots:
“I wanted to be aggressive. I want to make those. I should have made some of those. We got some offensive rebounds off of them, so it's still good. Our best offense is to get it inside to me or Christian.”