NCAAB Game Recap - Oral Roberts at Iowa
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:00 PM EST

GASt
63
Duke
74
F
Monm
57
Kansas
112
F
GWebb
61
UNC
77
F
Gonz
79
TexAM
49
F
NCAT
54
UtSt
81
F
MOSt
56
Xav
59
F
CSNor
70
Aub
116
F
TxSt
63
Baylor
72
F
(N/A)
66
BGSU
88
F
Ida
68
VMI
67
F
(N/A)
51
CSBak
91
F
How
65
RobM
85
F
Dart
55
(N/A)
46
F
MTSt
59
App
56
F
(N/A)
69
Hof
111
F
TexPA
70
NDSt
76
F
S Wes
61
Furm
83
F
(N/A)
42
BethC
100
F
Jacksn
80
UMassL
78
F
Marsh
64
ND
74
F
TNTec
30
UNCG
64
F
Lipsco
36
Duques
58
F
Copp
69
NIU
81
F
W MI
58
Miss
85
F
LynSt
67
Bry
116
F
(N/A)
53
Longw
78
F
Hamp
65
W&M
78
F
SthAL
72
Chat
90
F
Clev
63
SCar
90
F
WVU
68
Pitt
53
F
Elon
50
Mich
70
F
DelSt
66
UGA
100
F
Radf
73
GaSo
76
F
WCU
74
FlaSt
79
F
W Ky
79
E KY
71
F
NCC
47
Akr
57
F
Alab
79
URI
93
F
FlGlf
68
Mercer
84
F
TXSo
69
SDak
88
F
(N/A)
32
NoAZ
105
F
UMKC
52
WIMil
61
F
PVAM
56
Tex
70
F
YSU
61
ULLa
73
F
MtStM
61
Lamar
76
F
Oral
74
Iowa
87
F
UtVal
66
UAB
55
F
UCDav
67
ArkSt
80
F
Stony
68
TXAMC
63
F
BYU
72
Hou
71
F
Minn
69
Utah
73
F
(N/A)
57
UTEP
71
F
UCIrv
69
Bois
60
F
SDSt
73
Nebras
90
F
(N/A)
45
CAPoly
89
F
CBap
62
Cal
82
F
UCRiv
49
Sac
62
F
UNLV
54
UCLA
71
F
PorSt
75
HI
83
F

Nov 15, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Oral Roberts (1-3)

40

34

74

Iowa (2-1)

55

32

87

Garza scores 30, Iowa defeats Oral Roberts 87-74
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:33 PM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Luka Garza has played against double-teams throughout his basketball career, so what he has seen in the first three games this season is nothing new.

It wasn't a problem for Garza on Friday night, when the Iowa junior center scored a career-high 30 points and added 10 rebounds as the Hawkeyes defeated Oral Roberts, 87-74.

Jack Nunge broke out of his scoring drought to start the season with a 14-point, 10-rebound game, the first double-double of his career.

Five Iowa players scored in double figures.

Garza, whose previous career high was 25 points on three different occasions, had 18 points in the first half as the Hawkeyes (2-1) built a 55-40 halftime lead.

Oral Roberts' four tallest players are all 6-foot-8, so the 6-11 Garza knew he had a height advantage.

"I think tonight we knew we had to get the ball inside," Garza said. "We knew they would double, so I knew I had to get deep post positions. That was just really my focus, to try to avoid the double-team as much as I could so I could get into my move without having to worry about it."

"He is one of those guys who has been getting doubled his whole life," Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. "He is so crafty and quick with those moves, a lot of times he can get there before the double-team does."

Nunge, who took a redshirt season last year, has started every game this season, but had just two points in the Hawkeyes' first two games and had missed all five of his field-goal attempts. He started this game by missing a layup on Iowa's opening possession, then responded by hitting four of his next six shots.

"Coach has been on me the last couple of days of practice to keep shooting, looking for my shot more," Nunge said. "I tried to do that tonight."

"He has a beautiful stroke, we want him to keep shooting the ball and being aggressive like that," McCaffery said.

Iowa led by as much as 21 points in the second half before Oral Roberts (1-3) rallied to get to within 82-74 with 1:34 to play. But a layup by Joe Wieskamp and a 3-pointer by Jordan Bohannon provided the final margin.

Wieskamp and Bohannon each had 11 points and Connor McCaffery added 10 points and seven assists.

Max Abmas had 25 points, 16 in the second half, to lead Oral Roberts.

BIG PICTURE

Iowa: The Hawkeyes bounced back from Monday's 93-78 loss to DePaul. They have games with North Florida and Cal Poly in the next week to get ready for a stretch that includes games against Texas Tech and either Creighton or San Diego State in Las Vegas, a game at Syracuse in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, a road game against Michigan and a home game against Minnesota to open the Big Ten season, a road game against Iowa State and a neutral-court game against Cincinnati in Chicago.

Oral Roberts: The Golden Eagles have already faced Oklahoma State and Tulsa this season on the road, losing by a combined 12 points. Their road nonconference schedule also includes trips to Wichita State, Creighton and BYU.

MCCAFFERY'S HEALTH ISSUES

Iowa freshman forward Patrick McCaffery, Fran McCaffery's son, did not play because of what his father called "residual health issues" related to the thyroid cancer Patrick was diagnosed with when he was 13 years old.

"Nothing life-threatening, cancer's not back, anything like that," Fran McCaffery said, not going into specifics. "But there are a lot of changes in his body that we are working through. We will take it day-to-day."

Patrick McCaffery has played 26 minutes in the first two games, averaging three points and 2.5 rebounds.

EJECTED

Oral Roberts guard R.J. Fuqua was called for a flagrant-2 foul in the second half and was ejected from the game.

UP NEXT

Oral Roberts returns home after a two-game road trip to face Rogers State on Tuesday.

The Hawkeyes get a home game against North Florida on Thursday.

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Leaders

Oral Roberts PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Saunders 0 0 0 1 0 0
M. Abmas 25 0 0 0 1 0
Iowa PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Evelyn 0 0 0 1 0 0
L. Garza 30 0 1 10 2 1

Team Comparison

Oral Iowa
Points For 74 87
Field Goals 28/65-43% 32/68-47%
Three Pointers 8/23-35% 8/24-33%
Free Throws 10/12-83% 15/26-58%
Offensive Rebounds 9 17
Defensive Rebounds 25 27
Rebounds 37 48
Blocks 1 3
Steals 3 5
Turnovers 12 8
Personal Fouls 21 17
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 15 Oral 74 @ Iowa 87 F. Lacis 1 C. Pemsl 1

Game Information

Stadium: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
Attendance: 11,021
Game Time: