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Iowa men’s basketball team gets big win over Pitt Tuesday night, 69-68

This news story was published on November 28, 2018.
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IOWA CITY – The Iowa men’s basketball team scored a big win over Pitt Tuesday night, 69-68, in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

Nicholas Baer scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, including a stretch of 11 straight, registering a season high.

“What’s fun about this team is that we have so many weapons,” Baer said after the game. If you take away one thing, we’re able to combat it with something else. I had confidence in my shot. After hitting my first one, I kept looking for my shot the rest of the night.”

Iowa trailed 46-40 at the half, but applied real defensive pressure in the second have to squeak out the victory.

“We’re much more connected defensively,” star forward Tyler Cook said after the game. “We only gave up 22 points in the second half.”

Joe Wieskamp recorded his first double-double of his career with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

Jordan Bohannon finished with a career-high six steals.

“We knew they were going to double our posts,” Bohannon said. “Our posts started kicking the ball out, and we hit our shots.”

The Hawkeyes start out 6-0 for the first time since 2013-14.

Iowa hosts No. 22 Wisconsin Friday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, tip-off is set for 7:06 p.m. (CT).

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