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Iowa 103, Southern 76

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Luka Garza scored 41 points, missing just one shot, and No. 5 Iowa beat Southern 103-76.

Garza was 14 of 15 from the field, making all three of his 3-point attempts, and was 10 of 12 on free throws for the Hawkeyes (2-0). He also had nine rebounds and three blocked shots in 29 minutes.

It was 18th consecutive game of 20 or more points for Garza, the lone unanimous selection to the AP preseason All-America team.

Garza had 36 of his points in the first half, making all 12 of his field-goal attempts, and Iowa led 58-35 at halftime.

Garza's perfect run ended when he missed a shot 28 seconds into the second half.

Ashante Shivers led Southern (0-2) with 13 points. Jayden Saddler scored 12, Lamarcus Lee had 11 and DJ Burns had 10.

The Hawkeyes scored 15 of the game's first 17 points. Southern got to within 17-13 before Iowa pulled away behind Garza.

Garza opened the game with a 3-pointer and had 11 of Iowa's first 17 points.

Garza's game ranked seventh on Iowa's single-game scoring list. His career high was 44 against Michigan on Dec. 6, 2019.

Joe Wieskamp added 16 points and seven rebounds for Iowa.


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Associated Press


November 27, 2020


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