Tough night for Hawkeye basketball teams

February 13, 2020 10:07pm

Junior Luka Garza scored 38 points, the but the No. 21/17 University of Iowa men's basketball team was on the wrong side of the scoreboard, falling 89-77 at Indiana on Thursday night at Assembly Hall.
Garza scored 21 points in the first half, but the Hawkeyes trailed 49-34 after the Hoosiers came out red-hot from 3-point range.  
Iowa led by one, 9-8, 4 1/2 minutes in before Indiana made five 3-pointers, including four from Devonte Green, to open a 25-16 lead. The Hoosiers pushed their lead to 15 midway through the half and a fifth Green 3-pointer stretched the advantage to 17 (44-27) at the 4:25 mark.
The Hawkeyes cut the deficit to 44-34 with 1:21 remaining, but the Hoosiers took the momentum into the break when Aljami Durham connected from 3-point range at the buzzer, giving Indiana a 49-34 lead.
Indiana pushed its lead to 20 (60-40) just 4 1/2 minutes into the second half, but Iowa fought back, closing the deficit to 68-58 with 6:21 left.   The Hawkeyes never got any closer.
Garza made 14-of-22 field goals and went 3-of-6 from 3-point range and 7-of-8 from the free throw stripe en route to his second highest point total of the season. Garza also had a team-high eight rebounds and four blocks.
Sophomore Joe Wieskamp was the only other Hawkeye in double figures, finishing with 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting to go along with six rebounds.
Iowa shot 50 percent from the field, but went just 4-of-14 from 3-point range. Indiana finished with a 45.9 field goal percentage, but made 11 3-pointers and out-rebounded the Hawkeyes, 39-28.
Green led a group of four Hoosiers in double figures with 27 points with all seven of his field goals coming from 3-point range.  Trace Jackson-Davis posted a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

owa returns to action Sunday at Minnesota. Tipoff is set for noon at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.


 A perfect shooting night by sophomore center Monika Czinano was not enough for No. 17 University of Iowa to overcome No. 10 Maryland on Thursday during a 93-59 loss in front of 5,446 in the XFINITY Center.
Czinano was 7 of 7 from the field and 1 of 1 from the line for 15 points. Senior guard Kathleen Doyle joined her in double figures with 10.
"Monika had a good game, we just couldn't get her the ball," Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder said. "Their ball pressure didn't allow us to get her the ball."  
With the win, the Terrapins moved a game ahead of Iowa in the Big Ten standings at 21-4 overall, 12-2 in league play. The Hawkeyes fell to 20-5, 11-3.
(courtesy of Iowa sports)