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College Basketball: Iowa drops Big 10 road game to Michigan State, 63-61

EAST LANSING, MI - Iowa's three game winning streak against Michigan State was snapped tonight in a 63-61 Big 10 road game loss in the Breslin Center.

EAST LANSING, MI – Iowa’s three game winning streak against Michigan State was snapped tonight in a 63-61 Big 10 road game loss in the Breslin Center.

Iowa’s Payton Sandfort had two 3-point attempts in the final five seconds to potentially win the game for the Hawkeyes, but came up short.

Junior Ahron Ulis scored a career-best 17 points (13 in the second half), reaching double figures for the season straight game (12 at Ohio State). Ulis has made a 3-pointer in a career-best five straight contests.

Senior Filip Rebraca totaled 16 points and game bests in rebounds (11) and blocks (2) for his team-best eighth double-double of the season. He has scored 15+ for the seventh time in Iowa’s last 10 games and reaching double figures for the 13th time in 14 contests.

Iowa falls to 2-2 in games decided by three points or less.

The Hawkeyes made six free throws, their fewest in a game since making five at Nebraska (Dec. 29).

Iowa’s three 3-pointers made equaled a season low (TCU, Duke).

Four different Hawkeyes scored a field goal in the first four minutes, starting the game on a 10-0 run.

Juniors Patrick McCaffery and Josh Ogundele did not play in tonight’s game for Iowa.

Iowa and Michigan State will meet again on Feb. 25 in Iowa City.

Iowa (12-8, 4-5) will next play at Rutgers (14-6, 6-3) on Sunday. Tipoff is scheduled for 1:07 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.

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