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No.5 Iowa MBB rolls past North Carolina Central 97-67

by | Nov 26, 2020 | Basketball Blogs, RRSN News | 0 comments

FINAL: #5/6 Iowa 97, North Carolina Central 67

 

  • Iowa has won its last ten season openers, dating back to the 2011-12 season.
  • A Luka Garza dunk with 16:43 left in the second half was his 20th point of the game and career point No. 1,579, passing Dean Oliver and Adam Haluska for 10th in Iowa all-time scoring. The All-American has tallied 20 points or more in 17 straight games, dating back to last season. The 17-game streak is the longest in Division I since Oklahoma’s Trae Young had an 18-game streak in 2017-18. Garza finished today’s contest with 26 points and 10 rebounds in only 24 minutes of action, his first double-double of the season and 21st of his career.
  • Iowa has won 14 of its last 15 games inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena, dating back to last season.
  • Joe Wieskamp made his first five free throws to extend his consecutive free throws made streak to 27, dating back to last season, before missing in the second half.
  • Iowa got separation from NCCU by virtue of a 20-2 scoring run spanning 8:49 in the first half.
  • Iowa improves to 2-0 all-time against North Carolina Central.

 

Iowa returns to action Friday against Southern University. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.