Some of that was Iowa State's defense, but a lot of it was just careless mistakes by the flailing Irish.
"I'll give 50 percent credit to their defense, and then 50 percent is we played so fast," Brey said. "We played fast in the half court. We rushed things. My guards have been so good all year with controlling tempo and making decisions, and it just wasn't a very good night for them. When our guards aren't in a good rhythm, we probably can't beat anybody.
"We never really were able to recover."