GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Iowa 105, Iowa State 77

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Luka Garza surged in the second half and finished the game with 34 points in just 17 minutes, lifting No. 3 Iowa over Iowa State 105-77.

Garza missed nearly 11 minutes in the first half after picking up his second foul, but he responded with 25 points in the second half. He was 13 of 14 from the field - including 10 of 10 after halftime - and knocked down four straight 3-pointers.

The 6-foot-11 senior scored the most points by a Division I player who played less than 20 minutes in a game over the past 25 seasons, according to ESPN.

Jack Nunge had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Joe Wieskamp had 16 points for the Hawkeyes (5-0). Nunge, like Garza a 6-foot-11 center, had 15 points and eight rebounds in the first half with Garza on the bench.

Garza came into the game ranked second in the nation in scoring at 29.5 points per game. He picked up his second foul with 10:48 left and didn't play the rest of the half. Iowa State had a 15-2 run to take a 32-29 lead after Garza went out, but Iowa outscored the Cyclones 23-9 going into the break.

Javan Johnson led Iowa State (1-2) with 20 points. Rasir Bolton had 18 points, and Jalen Coleman-Lands had 17.


December 11, 2020