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College Basketball: Iowa wins Big Ten Tournament, tops #9 Purdue, 75-66

INDIANAPOLIS – Iowa completed its march to the Big Ten Tournament title Sunday, topping #9 Purdue, 75-66, in the championship game.

Iowa captured its third Big Ten Tournament title and first since 2006 (2001, 2006, 2022).

The Hawkeyes are the only school to win a Big Ten Tournament title twice by winning four games in four days; Iowa also won the 2001 tournament title as a No. 6 seed.

Keegan Murray was named the Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player, while Murray and Jordan Bohannon were named to the all-tournament team. Murray (2022) joins Reggie Evans (2001) and Jeff Horner (2006) as Hawkeyes voted Most Outstanding Player in Big Ten Tournament history.

Iowa won its 26th game of the season, its second highest win total in a single season in program history (30 in 1987).

Keegan Murray broke the record for most points (103) and field goals made (38) in a single Big Ten Tournament, surpassing the previous mark of 92 points and 34 field goals made by Ohio State’s Duane Washington Jr. in 2021.

Iowa outscored the Boilermakers 12-4 over the final 2:45 to claim the Big Ten Tournament championship.

The Hawkeyes have won 12 of its last 14 games – winning 10 of the 12 by double figures – dating back to Feb. 6.

All-American Keegan Murray posted his team-leading 10th double-double of the season (19 points, 11 rebounds).

Indianapolis native, Tony Perkins, netted 11 points, reaching double figures four of the last six outings.

Iowa boasted a +11 turnover margin, forcing 17 turnovers and only committing six turnovers.

Both Iowa’s men’s and women’s basketball teams won the Big Ten Tournament title in the same year for a second time (2001 and 2022).

Iowa joins Michigan State as the only schools to have their football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball teams compete in the Big Ten Conference Championship all in the same season since the football championship game was introduced (2011-12).

Iowa improved to 5-0 in neutral site contests this season.

The Hawkeyes have won eight of their last nine games away from home (Maryland; Ohio State; Nebraska; Michigan; Northwestern; Rutgers; Indiana; Purdue).

Iowa improved to 4-4 as the No. 5 seed in Big Ten Tournament games.

The Hawkeyes improved to 2-1 against the No. 3 seed in Big Ten Tournament games.

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