"He was really playing free and easy," McCaffrey said. "He was on the ball. He was off the ball. They were going after him and essentially put Craft on him to try and shut him down. He just kept coming and it really reflects positive with the rest of the guys as far as their confidence level."
NOTES: The last time Iowa played in Columbus as a ranked team was in 1998 when the Hawkeyes beat the unranked Buckeyes 61-46. The last meeting between ranked Iowa and Ohio State teams came in 1991 -- a 63-59 win by the No. 6 Buckeyes over the No. 22 Hawkeyes. ... Iowa was playing in a nationally-televised game on CBS for the first time since the 2006-07 season. ... Iowa's last win over a top-five team was an 83-65 victory at No. 2 Missouri in 2001. ... Green Bay Packers cornerback Micah Hyde, a former Iowa player, attended the game to support the Hawkeyes and boyhood friend, Ohio State G Aaron Craft. ... Craft had three steals. He ranks third in Big Ten history with 290 in his career, needing 11 to pass Michigan's Gary Grant for second.