NCAAB Game Recap - Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at Iowa
Fri Nov 8, 2019 9:00 PM EST

E KY
49
KY
91
F
UNCG
62
Kansas
74
F
ColSt
55
Duke
89
F
UNC
78
UNCW
62
F
IL-C
46
Mem
92
F
Baylor
64
Wash
67
F
Web
34
UtSt
89
F
Sien
63
Xav
81
F
BGSU
79
LSU
88
F
David
66
Aub
76
F
N TX
56
VACom
59
F
(N/A)
51
E MI
93
F
(N/A)
76
Mercer
84
F
Oakl
53
Del
56
F
(N/A)
62
USC-Up
103
F
USMMA
43
Army
80
F
(N/A)
64
SCSt
79
F
(N/A)
53
Norf
93
F
(N/A)
54
Elon
95
F
Dart
68
Buff
63
F
Akr
84
WVU
94
F
(N/A)
65
Jacksn
83
F
ArkSt
43
Miss
71
F
(N/A)
37
Yale
94
F
Maris
58
VMI
56
F
Copp
42
VaTec
74
F
(N/A)
31
Tows
100
F
Vermt
61
StBon
59
F
StFPA
98
Rich
100
F(OT)
ChaSo
49
NCAT
63
F
FlAtl
60
Mia-FL
74
F
UMassL
87
LongI
74
F
Longw
65
GMas
76
F
LoyIL
63
Furm
87
F
Niag
64
Drex
72
F
Rider
81
DelSt
54
F
SacHr
67
UConn
89
F
W&M
79
Amer
70
F
(N/A)
47
Campbl
101
F
TexSA
60
SIU
72
F
(N/A)
66
CoCar
102
F
Radf
60
Lib
66
F
FaDi
59
DeP
70
F
E IL
52
Wisc
65
F
(N/A)
71
NW
61
F
NoKY
56
Mizzu
71
F
SamH
58
MisSt
67
F
(N/A)
61
Lamar
106
F
Harv
79
NE
84
F
Reinh
55
GaSo
109
F
Eccle
52
Gram
147
F
HBU
81
Oral
95
F
(N/A)
59
FlInt
101
F
ECU
57
Navy
62
F
MsVl
49
Utah
143
F
Ill
83
GrCan
71
F
SIU-E
60
Iowa
87
F
SDak
72
Pacif
62
F
CalLu
56
CBap
112
F
CAPoly
63
SCla
77
F
(N/A)
27
Sac
76
F
InWor
61
N CO
83
F
AzSt
71
Colora
81
F
Portl
65
USC
76
F
FlaAM
52
HI
65
F

Nov 8, 2019, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (1-1)

26

34

60

Iowa (1-0)

38

49

87

Garza's double-double helps Iowa to 87-60 win over SIUE.
Sat Nov 9, 2019 12:15 AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) It wasn't an overstatement, Fran McCaffery said.

Asked about junior center Luka Garza, McCaffery, Iowa's basketball coach said, "He's one of the hardest working guys I've ever been around. That's no exaggeration. He never takes a possession off at either end."

Garza showed that work ethic on Friday night, opening the season with a double-double and Iowa pulled away in the second half for an 87-60 win over SIU-Edwardsville.

Garza, Iowa's leading returning scorer from a team that reached the second round of the NCAA tournament last season, had 20 points and 12 rebounds as the Hawkeyes won their season opener.

It was the sixth double-double of Garza's career.

"I think we just really followed the game plan," said Garza, who had 14 points and seven rebounds in the first half. "We really wanted to get the ball inside. I was just able to be put into great positions by my teammates who tried to get me the ball. And when they put me into those positions, I'm going to try to find a way to score."

Garza took over inside where forward Tyler Cook, Iowa's leading scorer last season before leaving for a professional career, left off.

"I just worked a lot over the summer, tried to get stronger," Garza said. "Now that I moved into TC's position at the `5', I'm more of a true center, for sure."

Joe Wieskamp had 16 points for the Hawkeyes.

Iowa struggled early, with SIUE getting to within 26-22 late in the first half. But the Hawkeyes went on a 12-4 run, started by a 3-pointer from senior guard Jordan Bohannon, to close the half then opened the second half with a 17-8 run over the first six minutes.

Kenyon Duling and Cam Williams each had 10 points for SIUE (1-1).

BIG PICTURE:

Iowa went with a deep rotation - 10 players were used in the first half - and that rotation figures to grow as forward Cordell Pemsl returns from his suspension from his September arrest for drunken driving. McCaffery has never shied away from using a lot of players and will do so again, at least early in the season.

OPENING STREAK

Iowa has won nine consecutive season openers. The Hawkeyes have also won 60 of its last 64 home games against nonconference opponents and are 16-0 against current members of the Ohio Valley Conference.

STREAK SNAPPED

Bohannon's consecutive start streak ended at 96. Bohannon, coming off hip surgery in late May, entered the game at the 14:03 mark of the first half. Bohannon played 19 minutes, with nine points and four assists.

"He had a really good week, I thought, health-wise and practice-wise," McCaffery said. "He was more like himself. He was aggressive. He made shots."

"I felt good out there," said Bohannon, who hit his first shot of the game, a 3-pointer, with 3:55 left. "It helps when you hit your first shot. It boosted confidence. Nothing was really bothering me tonight."

UP NEXT

Iowa gets its first conference-challenge game of the season when the Hawkeyes host DePaul in the Gavitt Games (Big Ten vs. Big East) on Monday.

SIUE plays at home against Valparaiso on Tuesday.

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Leaders

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Benton 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Martin 0 0 1 1 0 1
Iowa PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Ash 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Hobbs 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

SIU-E Iowa
Points For 60 87
Field Goals 26/62-42% 26/56-46%
Three Pointers 4/18-22% 8/25-32%
Free Throws 4/4-100% 27/32-84%
Offensive Rebounds 8 11
Defensive Rebounds 23 27
Rebounds 34 45
Blocks 3 4
Steals 6 9
Turnovers 18 12
Personal Fouls 25 8
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Iowa Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 8 SIU-E 60 @ Iowa 87 I. James 3 R. Till 2

Game Information

Stadium: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
Attendance: 10,300
Game Time: