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Iowa wins again, beats Rutgers 90-76


This news story was published on January 21, 2016.
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logo_iowa_hawkeyesPISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY – The 9th-ranked University of Iowa men’s basketball team topped Rutgers, 90-76, on the road Thursday night to win its eighth straight game and improve to 15-3 overall and 6-0 in the Big Ten.

Iowa’s 6-0 start in the Big Ten is its best since the 1986-87 season (6-0).

The Hawkeyes have won 12 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 11 of its last 15 true road games, dating back to last season.

Iowa had three players score 20 or more points in tonight’s victory (Jok 29, Clemmons 20, Uthoff 20) for the first time since Dec. 16, 2000 vs. Missouri (Luke Recker 23, Dean Oliver 22, Reggie Evans 20).

Jarrod Uthoff (1,011 career points) became the 44th Hawkeye in program history to surpass 1,000 points in a career. He tallied 20 points tonight on 6-of-11 shooting. He also added eight rebounds and three blocks.

Peter Jok (29 points) and Anthony Clemmons (20 points) each scored a career high in tonight’s game. Jok’s career night was bolstered by 5-of-9 shooting from behind the arc. Iowa has made 10 three-pointers in three straight games and 10 games overall this season.

Adam Woodbury (12 points, 11 rebounds) recorded his fifth career double-double and third of the season (#17 Notre Dame and Florida State).

Mike Gesell recorded a team-high nine assists. He has dished out nine or more assists in seven games this season.

The Hawkeyes return to Carver-Hawkeye Arena this Sunday, hosting No. 22 Purdue (16-3, 4-2). Tipoff is slated for 12:06 p.m. (CT) and the game will be broadcast live on BTN.

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