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Iowa dominates Michigan State, 76-59 in brilliant performance

This news story was published on January 14, 2016.
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logo_iowa_hawkeyesEAST LANSING, MICHIGAN – As far as regular season games go, Iowa’s dominating victory over The Michigan State Spartans in the Breslin Center might be their greatest ever.

The 16th-ranked University of Iowa men’s basketball team topped No. 4 Michigan State, 76-59, improving to 13-3 overall and 4-0 in the Big Ten.

Tonight’s victory was Iowa’s first over Michigan State when playing in East Lansing since Jan. 28, 1993. It is also Iowa’s second win over the Spartans this season, marking the first time Iowa has posted two wins over Michigan State in the regular season since the 1992-93 season.

Iowa’s 17-point victory over Michigan State is its largest victory over the Spartans since a 72-52 win in Iowa City on Feb. 2, 2011. It is the largest margin of victory over the Spartans when playing in East Lansing since March 12, 1983, when the Hawkeyes won, 75-57.

The Hawkeyes have won 10 consecutive Big Ten regular season games dating back to last year, its longest such streak since the 1969-70 conference season (14-0). Iowa has also won 10 of its last 14 true roads games, including a 7-3 mark last year.

Iowa’s 4-0 start in the Big Ten is its best since the 1998-99 season (4-0).

Jarrod Uthoff (15 points, 10 rebounds) recorded his fifth career double-double and first of the season. Peter Jok led the Hawkeyes offensively, with 23 points — one point shy of his career high (24 vs. Florida State, 12/2/15).

The Hawkeyes are back in action this Sunday (Jan. 17), hosting Michigan inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. (CT) and the game will be broadcast live on BTN.

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