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White looks at his biggest critic in the mirror

[ 1 ] February 26, 2012 |

Iowa freshman forward Aaron White

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – There’s no question who Aaron White’s toughest critic is. It’s Aaron White.

“This was probably my worst game in the Big Ten, to be honest with you from my point of view,” Iowa’s freshman forward said after he scored eight points and was limited to two rebounds in Sunday’s 65-54 loss at Illinois.

White entered the game as Iowa’s second-leading scorer in Big Ten play at 11.5 points a game, and the leading rebounder at  6.4 per contest. He has scored in double figures in 10 of 16 Big Ten games. He scored a  Big Ten-low three points against Ohio State and also had eight against Indiana.

White had just one rebound at Indiana, but had grabbed at least 10 in three of the four previous games.

White looked like he was playing a speed to fast at times, mishandling the ball on one fast break opportunity.

“I should have just dunked it, instead of playing with it,” White said.

He never seemed to get slowed down.

“I just couldn’t get a feel for the game,” White said. “I never really grabbed the ball. Rebounds, passes, I just didn’t have it (Sunday). It’s disappointing. But I’m going to keep working and come back the next game better.”

That will come Wednesday at Nebraska, where Iowa tries to win a third Big Ten road game for the first time since the 2005-06 season.

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