Coach Lute Olson had said it would be only a matter of time before freshman guard Andre Banks began contributing to the Iowa basketball team.
That time came yesterday against No. 2 Indiana. Banks came off the bench and, along with center Greg Stokes, led a second-half effort that carried 14th-ranked Iowa to a 63-48 Big Ten victory in Iowa City.
Banks had been averaging fewer than two points per game and shooting only 33 percent from the floor. Yesterday, he made four of six shots, had six rebounds and played aggressive defense.
The loss dropped Indiana (15-2, 5-2) from first place in the conference lead and cost the Hoosiers a chance to regain the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press poll after top-ranked UCLA lost to Alabama Friday night. Iowa is 13-4, 4-3.
"We didn't allow them to play the type of offense they normally do," Olson said. "We got them extended beyond the point they're used to playing. We didn't allow them to get the rhythm they're used to."
Stokes and Banks were the only players in double figures for Iowa. Ted Kitchel led the Hoosiers with 13 before fouling out with 2:19 left. Uwe Blab scored 12 and Randy Wittman 10 for Indiana.