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College Basketball: #5 Iowa 102, Nebraska 64

This news story was published on March 5, 2021.
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IOWA CITY – Iowa made short work of border-rival Nebraska Thursday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, demolishing the Huskers 102-64.

The 102 points and 38-point margin of victory are the largest points total and margin of victory in the 35-game series history. Iowa’s 102 points are the most Iowa has scored in a Big Ten game since a 116-77 win against Northwestern on Feb. 8, 1995.

Tonight’s 38-point victory is Iowa’s largest margin in a conference game since a 39-point win over Northwestern (116-77) on Feb. 8, 1995.

Iowa has won six of its last seven games.

The Hawkeyes have held seven of the last eight opponents to fewer than 70 points.

Iowa has won 10 Big Ten games by double digits, the most in a single season in five years (10 in 2015-16).

Jordan Bohannon finished tonight’s contest with a season-best 26 points, netting 20+ points for the 20th time in his career and third time this season. Bohannon tied a career high with eight 3-pointers (at Maryland, 2017). Bohannon’s scoring totals from tonight move the redshirt senior past Dean Oliver and in a tie with Adam Haluska for 11th in career scoring at Iowa.

Luka Garza tallied 14 points, eight rebounds, and a game-best four blocks in only 24 minutes of action. Garza’s eight rebounds moved the senior past Ed Horton for fourth in Iowa career rebounding (879).

Iowa drained 16 triples, its second highest total in a game this season (17 vs. North Carolina).

Redshirt freshman Patrick McCaffery posted career bests in scoring (19), rebounds (6), and 3-pointers made (3).

Redshirt junior Connor McCaffery dished out a game-best eight assists.

Iowa has won 13 of the last 14 games against Nebraska in Iowa City, dating back to 1943.

No. 5 Iowa will host 25th-ranked Wisconsin in its home finale on Sunday. Tipoff is scheduled for 11:31 a.m. (CT) on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

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