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College basketball: Iowa defeats Bryant, 72-67

This news story was published on December 29, 2018.
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IOWA CITY – The Iowa men’s basketball team beat Bryant, 72-67, in a tight contest Saturday night in Iowa City.

Iowa won all 11 of its non-conference games this season. The last time an Iowa team won all of its non-conference games was the 1986-87 season.

Junior Tyler Cook scored 19 points, scoring 15 points or more for the seventh straight contest. Cook registered his fourth double-double in seven games (19 points, 12 rebounds). Cook also led the squad in assists (6) for the fifth time this season. The six assists tied a personal best.

Tyler Cook joins Peter Jok and Aaron White as the only Hawkeyes in the Fran McCaffery era to total 15+ points and 5+ rebounds in seven straight games.

In his second start of the season, senior Nicholas Baer reached double figures for the fourth time this season, finishing tonight’s game with 12 points. Baer was credited with a game and season-best five blocks, marking the second time in three games that Baer rejected four or more shots.

Jordan Bohannon made a team-best five 3-pointers in tonight’s victory. The junior guard has made a combined 11 triples the last two games for the Hawkeyes.

Freshman Joe Wieskamp netted double figures for the eighth time this season and fourth straight game (10 points).

Iowa won its second game of the season by five points or less (Pitt).

Starting center Luka Garza missed his second straight game (sprained ankle).

Iowa has won 59 of its last 63 non-conference home games, dating back to 2012.

Iowa resumes conference play at Purdue on Jan. 3. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. (CT) at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana.

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