IOWA CITY – Payton Sandfort and Filip Rebraca combined to shoot 15-of-18 (.833) from the field in the first half as Iowa crushed SE Missouri State 106-75.
Fran McCaffery won his 250th career game as head coach of the Hawkeyes. He is second in all-time victories at Iowa behind Tom Davis (271).
Iowa had three players score 20+ points (Filip Rebraca, 30; Payton Sandfort, 24; Patrick McCaffery, 20). The last time Iowa had three players score 20+ points in a game was Jan. 17, 2020 versus Michigan (Luka Garza, Joe Wieskamp, CJ Fredrick).
Iowa reached the century mark for the third time this season (North Carolina A&T; Omaha).
Senior Filip Rebraca registered personal bests in points (30) and assists (6). Rebraca missed only one field goal attempt (12-of-13). He has tallied 20+ points twice in the last three games (22 versus Iowa State). Rebraca also snagged a game-best nine rebounds.
Sophomore Payton Sandfort tallied a career-high 24 points, reaching his season high in the first half (17 points). Sandfort also cleared a season-best seven rebounds.
Redshirt junior Patrick McCaffery posted 20 points and grabbed a career-best eight rebounds.
Starter Kris Murray (19.4 ppg & 10.1 rpg) missed his third straight game due to injury.
Iowa scored 58 first-half points, the most the Hawkeyes have scored in a first half this season.
Iowa (22) made 15 more free throws than Southeast Missouri State (7).
Rebraca (9) and Patrick McCaffery (8) combined for Iowa’s first 17 points of the game.
Seven of Iowa’s eight wins this season have come by 16 points or more.
Iowa has won 83 of its last 88 nonconference home games dating back to 2012, including all six this season.
Iowa improved to 8-0 this season when leading at halftime.
The Hawkeyes improved to 2-0 all-time against Southeast Missouri State.
Iowa (8-3) will close out nonconference play on Wednesday, Dec. 21, against Eastern Illinois (3-9). Tipoff is scheduled for 7:01 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.