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Gesell eager to get back on court after 0-for-10 shooting effort

[ 0 ] March 18, 2014 |

DAYTON, Ohio — Mike Gesell won’t change his approach to Wednesday’s game with Tennessee. He’s just hoping for better results.

“I’m not going to change anything I do,” Gesell said. “I’m going to stay aggressive. I’m definitely hungry to go out and play again.”

Iowa’s sophomore point guard missed all 10 field-goal attempts, and scored just one point, in last week’s 67-62 upset loss to Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.

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Iowa point guard Mike Gesell

“Whenever I don’t play my best, I want to get out there again,” Gesell said. “Especially in a loss. I don’t really care as much about how I play as how the team does.”

Gesell is fulfilling a lifelong goal of playing in the NCAA Tournament.

“I’ve been dreaming about this since I was a little kid,” Gesell said. “It’s something you work for, and something that every basketball player wants to experience. It’s going to be a great experience. We’re locked in, focused on Tennessee and ready to make some noise.”

Gesell has watched the NCAA Tournament every year on television, dozens of games. He remembers so many shining moments that he can’t pick out just one.

“There’s too many,” Gesell said. “Just seeing a highlight tape gets you fired up.”

 

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About Rick Brown: Rick Brown covers men's basketball for The Des Moines Register and Hawk Central. He's married and the father of two. He also covers golf for the Register. View author profile.

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