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College Basketball: Iowa snares rare BIG10 road victory over Michigan, 88-78

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - Iowa (12-8, 4-5 B1G) defeated Michigan (7-13, 2-7 B1G) in a BIG10 road game Saturday.

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN – Iowa (12-8, 4-5 B1G) defeated Michigan (7-13, 2-7 B1G) in a BIG10 road game Saturday.

The Hawkeyes went on a 10-0 run to begin the second half, erasing a 44-42 halftime deficit. Iowa outscored Michigan, 46-34, over the final 20 minutes. It is the team’s first win when trailing at the half this season (1-5).

Iowa has won back-to-back road games (at Minnesota, at Michigan). The team is 2-4 on the road this season.

Senior Tony Perkins recorded his third straight 20-point game, finishing with 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting to go along with five assists and three steals. His field goal at the 11:41 mark in the second half made him the 52nd 1,000 point scorer in program history. It is the first time in his career he has scored 20+ in three straight games. It was Perkins’ sixth 20-point game this season and the 12th of his career. Perkins also had five assists, his seventh game with five or more assists. It was his eighth game this season with at least three steals.

Junior Payton Sandfort tied a career-high with 26 points, making 10-of-14 field goals, including 6-of-8 3-pointers. Sandfort scored 21 of his 26 points in the second half. It was his fourth 20-point game this season. The forward tied a career-high with six 3-pointers.
He has made at least five 3-point field goals three times, four seven times and three or more in 11 games.

Freshman Owen Freeman finished with 15 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. He made 5-of-9 field goals and went 5-of-5 from the free throw line. The forward has scored in double digits in seven of the last eight games and in 12 contests this season. It is his seventh game with three or more blocks. He has 34 blocks this season, tied for the fifth-most by a freshman in program history.

The Hawkeyes shot 53.4 percent from the floor, making 31-of-58 field goals. Iowa shot 55.6 percent (15-of-27) in the second half.

Iowa is 9-1 when shooting at least 50 percent from the field.

Iowa made eight 3-point field goals. The team is 7-1 when making at least eight 3s.

Iowa went 14-of-14 from the free throw line, tying a single game school record. It is the sixth time in program history the team has made 100 percent of its free throws (min. 13 attempts).

Up Next
The Hawkeyes continue on the road, traveling to Bloomington for a road game at Indiana on Tuesday. Game time is set for 6 p.m. (CT).

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