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College Basketball: Iowa demolishes #15 Indiana, 90-68

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA - Iowa never trailed in this game, jumping out to an 8-0 lead in demolishing the #15 Indiana Hoosiers Tuesday night, 90-68.

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – Iowa never trailed in this game, jumping out to an 8-0 lead in demolishing the #15 Indiana Hoosiers Tuesday night, 90-68.

Iowa completed the regular season sweep over Indiana and has won four straight games over the Hoosiers, its longest win streak over Indiana since 2010-11.

Iowa’s 22-point win matched its largest margin of victory in Bloomington (68-46 win in 1947).

Iowa’s 90 points are the third most the Hawkeyes have scored in a game at Bloomington (91 in 1994 and 104 in 1970).

The Hawkeyes handed the Hoosiers just their second home defeat of the season (Northwestern).

Iowa won its 13th combined Quad 1 and Quad 2 game of the season, second most in the Big Ten (Purdue).

Iowa won its third Big Ten road games of the season (Rutgers, Minnesota, Indiana).

Tonight’s win was Fran McCaffery’s 126th Big Ten regular season victory, tying Tom Davis (126) for the most in program history.

TONY PERKINS
via hawkeyesports.com
Tony Perkins, an Indianapolis native, flirted with a triple-double (23 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists). The eight assists and 10 rebounds are personal bests. Perkins has amassed a combined 19 rebounds over the last two contests.

Perkins tied his career high in assists with six 15:30 into the first half.

Iowa improved to 3-2 against AP ranked foes, winning for the first time on the road against a ranked opponent this season.

All-America candidate Kris Murray scored a game-best 26 points, reaching 20+ points a team-best 14 times this season.

Murray also had seven rebounds, three assists, and a game-best two blocks. He sank a career-high five triples. Murray made his first four field-goal attempts, including three 3-pointers, reaching double figures 5:39 into the contest.

Filip Rebraca netted 16 points, marking the 12th time in the last 20 games that he scored 15+ points. He reached double figures in scoring 9:34 into the game, making his first five field goal attempts. Rebraca also cleared eight rebounds.

Payton Sandfort made five 3-pointers tonight. He has drained a combined 11 triples over the last two games. Sandfort finished the contest with 16 points.

The Hawkeyes made 13 triples tonight improving to 12-1 when making nine or more 3-pointers this season. Iowa sank seven of their first 11 3-point attempts of the first half.

Iowa has made a combined 30 triples over its last two games (17 versus Michigan State last Saturday).

Iowa scored on its first seven possessions of the game building an 11-point lead 3:42 into the game.

Iowa (19-11, 11-8) will host Nebraska in its home finale on Sunday. Tipoff is slated for 1 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. The game is sold out.

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