NCAAB Game Recap - Cal Poly at Iowa
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:00 PM EST

Akr
76
Lou
82
F
UVA
48
AzSt
45
F
Lamar
56
KY
81
F
LongI
66
TxTch
96
F
LongB
67
Ariz
104
F
N TX
59
UtSt
68
F
Vill
78
Baylor
87
F
Fla
70
Xav
65
F
Colora
56
Wyo
41
F
USD
69
Wash
88
F
Tul
65
Utah
61
F
Morg
112
Evans
115
F(3OT)
ChaSo
71
DelSt
61
F
NCAT
54
E MI
58
F
(N/A)
70
BethC
74
F
Albany
65
Presb
60
F
MisSt
81
CoCar
56
F
Mia-FL
55
UConn
80
F
FaDi
75
Lafy
80
F
NFla
67
Crei
76
F
(N/A)
68
TexAr
85
F
S UT
58
ETSU
70
F
WCU
70
Stetsn
64
F
(N/A)
62
Hartfo
58
F
WIMil
63
GrgWas
66
F
LSU
96
URI
83
F
UCIrv
74
Detr
86
F
MsVl
54
SDSt
84
F
WlmCry
64
SoMis
83
F
(N/A)
47
IPFW
81
F
VMI
63
UNCG
74
F
(N/A)
50
Maine
90
F
SacHr
97
Quin
80
F
E IL
72
InWor
63
F
AF
74
IndSt
84
F
Rice
77
ECU
69
F
CAPoly
59
Iowa
85
F
CSNor
56
Colg
64
F
Valpa
59
Nev
84
F
MOSt
74
Buff
75
F
UMass
63
StJon
78
F
StJos
64
Tows
76
F
Colum
82
CenCT
52
F
LoyMa
50
Duques
71
F
N DA
56
Minn
79
F
MidTN
63
Ohio
75
F
Cin
84
BGSU
91
F(OT)
Lib
62
UMKC
49
F
Hof
79
CS-Ful
57
F
Rider
72
Vermt
67
F
Nich
82
UMBC
72
F
SonSt
56
StMar
107
F
NOrl
71
HI
79
F
TCU
60
Clem
62
F(OT)

Iowa 85, Cal Poly 59

Nov 24, 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Cal Poly (1-5)

25

34

59

Iowa (4-1)

35

50

85

Iowa overwhelms Cal Poly 85-59
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:47 PM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa has proven it can handle low-major teams.

The Hawkeyes are about to find out if they're equipped to deal with a month-long stretch featuring nothing but heavyweights.

Redshirt freshman CJ Fredrick had a breakout game with a career-high 21 points, hitting all five of his 3s, and Iowa overwhelmed Cal Poly 85-59 on Sunday for its third straight win.

"He's a complete player, and as impressed as I am with him, I'm not surprised," Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said of Fredrick.

Luka Garza had 18 points with nine boards for the Hawkeyes (4-1) in their final tuneup ahead of a stretch featuring significantly tougher opponents.

Iowa plays No. 12 Texas Tech on Thursday, either Creighton or San Diego State the following day, Syracuse, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa State and Cincinnati over its next seven games. The Hawkeyes got rolled by DePaul 93-78 at home on Nov. 11, its only matchup against a fellow high major so far.

"It should be a great barometer for us," McCaffery said of Thursday and Friday's games, which will be played in Las Vegas.

Garza opened the second half with short banks shots on back-to-back possessions that gave Iowa a 39-25 lead, its biggest to that point. Cal Poly, which entered play ranked fourth in 3-point percentage at 45.3, hung around with three quick 3s. But Fredrick's fifth consecutive 3-pointer became a 4-point play that made it 55-42 Iowa.

The Hawkeyes stretched out their lead at the line, where they shot 18 of 29 and Garza's 3 with 5:15 to go put them up 74-50.

Sunday was likely the last time Iowa will have such an easy go of it in the second half though.

"We're about as ready as you could be for this (upcoming stretch)," Iowa's Ryan Kriener said. "It's really early in the year, and traditionally you don't have this this early in the year."

Tuukka Jaakkola scored 18 points for Cal Poly (1-5), which was just 3 of 22 on 3s. The Mustangs have dropped three in a row.

THE BIG PICTURE

Cal Poly: It was a tough trip to the Midwest for the Mustangs, who lost at Creighton in nearby Omaha, Nebraska, 86-70 on Friday night.

Iowa: Senior guard Jordan Bohannon sat out as a precaution due to hip soreness. Bohannon had offseason surgery on that hip, and it's unclear if he'll play the whole season or request a medical redshirt. Bohannon has played in four games so far, averaging seven points and two assists. Jack Nunge also didn't play in the second half after suffering a knee injury late in the first half. McCaffery said Nunge will get an MRI. "Jordan was pretty sore. We'll see how he does this week," McCaffery said.

FREDRICK'S TIME?

Joe Wieskamp, who scored all 10 of his points in the second half, isn't having the breakout sophomore season many expected quite yet. But if Fredrick can emerge as an option on the wing, the Hawkeyes won't have to be so reliant on Wieskamp. Fredrick, who redshirted last season after being named Kentucky's player of the year as a prep senior, added five assists and a steal, and he was turnover-free. "It just felt like myself again. I felt like the past couple of games, I was not as aggressive as I usually am," said Fredrick, who had just 11 points in his last two outings. "I cam out here (thinking) if I'm open, I'm going to shoot it."

THE NUMBERS

Iowa outrebounded the Mustangs 43-32. ...Cordell Pemsl had 10 points in 15 minutes off the bench for the Hawkeyes. ...Connor McCaffery had seven assists and three steal. ...Iowa was 7 of 16 on 3s.

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Leaders

Cal Poly PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Colvin 0 0 1 3 1 0
J. Rice 0 0 1 0 0 0
Iowa PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Ash 0 0 0 0 1 0
M. Baer 0 0 0 1 0 0

Team Comparison

CAPoly Iowa
Points For 59 85
Field Goals 24/65-37% 30/57-53%
Three Pointers 3/22-14% 7/16-44%
Free Throws 8/9-89% 18/29-62%
Offensive Rebounds 10 12
Defensive Rebounds 22 31
Rebounds 35 46
Blocks 2 6
Steals 7 8
Turnovers 14 11
Personal Fouls 21 9
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Nov 24 CAPoly 59 @ Iowa 85 J. Alexander 1 R. Till 1

Game Information

Stadium: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
Attendance: 10,730
Game Time: