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College Basketball: Iowa defeats Ohio State, 92-75

IOWA CITY - Tony Perkins' 24 points led Iowa to a 92-75 victory over Ohio State, 92-75, Thursday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

IOWA CITY – Tony Perkins’ 24 points led Iowa to a 92-75 victory over Ohio State, 92-75, Thursday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Iowa has won five of its last six games and won for the ninth time in its last 12 contests, dating back to Jan. 5.


Iowa had five players reach double figures in scoring 25 minutes into the game. Tony Perkins led all scorers with 24 points.
Perkins totaled 20+ points for the third time this season.

Connor McCaffery was credited with a personal best 13 assists (zero turnovers). McCaffery’s 13 assists are the most by a Hawkeye since Jordan Bohannon had 14 assists against Minnesota on Jan. 10, 2010. McCaffery, who was a +25 tonight, also totaled seven points and six rebounds.

Kris Murray totaled 20 points and five rebounds. The Hawkeye junior has scored 20+ points 12 times this season, second most in the Big Ten (Purdue’s Zach Edey).

Iowa closed the first half on a 15-3 run over the final 4:43, including a 12-0 scoring burst over the final 2:20 of the half.

After starting 2-of-12 from 3-point range, Iowa made five of its last six 3-point attempts (four different players) of the first half. Iowa’s last five field goals of the first half were triples.

Iowa made 10 triples tonight. The Hawkeyes improved to 10-1 when making nine or more 3-pointers in a game.

The Hawkeyes held Ohio State to just two offensive rebounds, marking the second straight game the Hawkeyes held their opponent to two offensive rebounds (at Minnesota on Feb. 12).

Iowa’s 47 first-half points were the most the Buckeyes have allowed in a half in a conference game this season and second most in all games (51 versus San Diego State in the second half on Nov. 21, 2022).

Iowa had a +7 turnover margin, marking the third consecutive contest the Hawkeyes had a +7 turnover margin or better (+9 at Purdue; +9 at Minnesota).

Fran McCaffery has now won 124 regular season Big Ten games, two behind Tom Davis (126) for the most in program history.
The Hawkeyes won their 13th home game (13-2).

Iowa improved to 7-0 this season when scoring 90+ points.

Iowa (17-9, 9-6) returns to action on Sunday at Northwestern (19-7, 10-5). Tipoff is scheduled for 5:37 p.m. (CT) at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Illinois.

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