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College Basketball: Iowa topples North Florida, 83-68

IOWA CITY – Iowa got back to its winning ways Thursday night, beating previously unbeaten North Florida, 83-68.

Luka Garza registered a double-double with 29 points and 12 rebounds in back-to-back games. It was the eighth double-double of his career and third of the season. Garza is also the first Hawkeye with 29+ points in back-to-back games since Matt Gatens in 2011-2012.

Four Hawkeyes scored in double figures tonight; Garza (29), Joe Wieskamp (14), Jack Nunge (11), Joe Toussaint (10).

Iowa (3-1) led by just 4 points at the halftime, 39-35, but broke out to a 24-point lead over North Florida (4-1) by the 7 minute mark of the second half.

Iowa concludes its five-game homestand on Sunday when it welcomes Cal Poly to Iowa City, Tipoff is set for 4:07 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

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