WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – Iowa dropped a Big Ten road contest to #2 Purdue Friday night, 77-70.
Iowa was without the nation’s second-leading scorer, Keegan Murray (24.6 ppg), tonight. The sophomore forward suffered a right ankle injury in the final minutes of Monday night’s win at Virginia.
Indianapolis native Tony Perkins scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half. The sophomore guard has reached double figures in scoring four of the last six contests.
Patrick McCaffery netted 12 of his team-high 15 points in the second half. The redshirt sophomore has scored in double figures in all but one game played this season.
Sophomore Josh Ogundele played a season-high 16 minutes, posting career-bests in scoring (7) and rebounding (5).
Kris Murray started his first collegiate game in place of his brother, Keegan. Kris finished the contest with 12 points.
The Hawkeyes had a game-best 11-0 scoring run in the second half. Iowa has had scoring runs of 10-0 or more a combined 11 times in eight games.
Iowa (7-1, 0-1) will return home on Monday to host Illinois (6-2, 1-0) in the Hawkeyes’ conference home opener. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.