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College Basketball: #5 Iowa Beats Northwestern, 96-73

This news story was published on January 17, 2021.
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EVANSTON, ILLINOIS – Iowa completed the season sweep of Northwestern Sunday, defeating the Wildcats 96-73 in a Big Ten road game.

All-American Luka Garza totaled 17 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocked shots in only 24 minutes of action for his sixth double-double of the season and 26th of his career.

Iowa, who leads the Big Ten in 3-point shooting, sank 10 triples today, including three by Jordan Bohannon. The Hawkeyes improved to 9-0 this season when Bohannon makes multiple 3-pointers. Bohannon finished today’s contest with 11 points, the fifth consecutive contest in double figures for the redshirt senior.

Redshirt sophomore Jack Nunge registered 12 points today, his highest point total since Dec. 11 against Iowa State (17 points).

The Hawkeyes recorded their 19th scoring run of 10-0 or better this season with a 13-0 scoring surge in the first half.

Iowa has won five straight games, dating back to Dec. 29, with three of the five victories coming on the road (Rutgers, Maryland, Northwestern). Iowa beat Northwestern 7-72 earlier this season.

Iowa’s 96 points today are the most scored by the Hawkeyes in Evanston in 34 years (103 points on March 5, 1987).

The Hawkeyes have won 13 of the last 16 meetings against Northwestern, including six straight.

Iowa returns to action on Thursday against Indiana (8-6, 3-4). Tipoff is scheduled for 8:07 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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