IOWA CITY – Iowa easily dismantled the hapless Cornhuskers of Nebraska Saturday in Carver-Hawkeye Arena behind Joe Wieskamp’s 30 points, winning the Big Ten contest 96-72.
Iowa’s 96 points scored today are the most points scored by the Hawkeyes this season and the most against Nebraska in the 34-game series history.
The 24-point victory is Iowa’s third largest margin of victory over Nebraska in the 34-game series.
No. 17 Iowa improved to 12-1 at home, winning its last 11 consecutive games inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The nationally-ranked Hawkeyes have won seven of its last nine contests.
Iowa has beaten Nebraska 12 of the last 13 times in Iowa City.
Big Ten leading scorer Luka Garza finished today’s contest with 22 points. Garza has now tallied 20+ in nine straight Big Ten games, the longest streak by a Hawkeye in 49 years. The All-American candidate has netted 20 points or more 18 times this season. Garza’s point total from today moved him past Bruce King and Ed Horton for 17th on Iowa’s all-time scoring chart.
Joe Wieskamp netted 20 of his career-high 30 points in the second half, reaching 20+ points for the fifth time this season.
Carver-Hawkeye Arena was filled to capacity today for the second straight game (15,056).
Iowa returns to action Thursday in its only regular season game against Indiana. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. (CT) at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana.