NCAAB Game Recap - Iowa at Texas Tech
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:00 PM EST

MD
76
Temp
69
F
Mich
73
UNC
64
F
Gonz
73
Oreg
72
F(OT)
Iowa
72
TxTch
61
F
SoMis
56
Seton
81
F
Pepp
91
Ariz
93
F
NCSU
78
Mem
83
F
TexAr
77
Elon
67
F
TexAM
51
Harv
62
F
TNSt
82
CAPoly
72
F
Prov
65
LongB
66
F
USC
54
Fairf
47
F
NFla
95
LongI
92
F
Wake
65
Charl
56
F
David
63
Marq
73
F
IaSt
104
Alab
89
F
UCF
67
Penn
68
F
Crei
52
SDSU
83
F

Iowa 72, Texas Tech 61

Nov 28, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Iowa (5-1)

36

36

72

(12) Texas Tech (5-1)

26

35

61

Iowa tops No. 12 Texas Tech 72-61 at Las Vegas Invitational
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:07 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) Faced with its first true test of the season, No. 12 Texas Tech fell short and lost a top player to injury.

Jordan Bohannon had 20 points and six assists, Luka Garza added 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Iowa held off the Red Raiders 72-61 on Thursday at the Las Vegas Invitational.

The Hawkeyes (5-1) will play in the championship game Friday night against San Diego State or Creighton.

"I'm very proud of our defensive effort," Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. "We recognized the quality of our opponent. Texas Tech is a talented team, and incredibly well-coached. Anything short of that, we would have been carved up."

Chris Clarke had 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for Texas Tech (5-1), which lost Big 12 leading scorer Jahmi'us Ramsey to a leg injury with 10:06 to play. He finished with seven points.

After the game, coach Chris Beard was unsure of Ramsey's status for Friday's consolation game.

Joe Wieskamp had 16 points and six rebounds for the Hawkeyes, and CJ Fredrick scored 10. His 3-pointer off a broken play as the shot clock expired put Iowa ahead 64-59 with 1:29 left. He followed that up with two free throws with 1:07 remaining to just about put it away.

"(Fredrick) has always had that clutch gene," McCaffery said. "I knew when he let that (3-pointer) go, it was going in. Then he comes around and hits two free throws."

TJ Holyfield and Kyler Edwards each scored 10 for the Red Raiders, who lost to Virginia in the national championship game last season.

"Before, we were the hunters. Now we are the hunted," Beard said.

Texas Tech went 4 of 24 (17%) on 3-pointers and shot 33% from the field overall.

Iowa was 11 of 27 (41%) from behind the arc as Wieskamp hit four 3s.

"We put in a lot of work this week and it showed," said Garza, who was 7 of 13 from the field with two blocks. "We're not done. We have more of a chip on our shoulders after losing to DePaul. These are the games I love playing. That's why I signed up for the Big Ten."

Iowa opened a 36-21 lead in the first half, its largest of the game, before the Red Raiders scored the last five points of the period.

"I didn't like our start tonight," Beard said. "In the second half, we played Texas Tech basketball and we played smarter. I give Iowa credit. We respect their team."

TIP-INS

Iowa: Played its first game since starting forward Jack Nunge sustained a season-ending torn ACL in his right knee Sunday against Cal Poly. "I usually don't match with what someone else does," McCaffery said. "But we went with a small lineup (without Nunge). I thought that would be particularly good in this game." ... Iowa is making its first Las Vegas Invitational appearance since 2008.

Texas Tech: Ramsey entered averaging 19.4 points per game. ... Texas Tech came in leading the nation with 22 assists per game. Against the Hawkeyes, the Red Raiders had only 12. ... Beard dropped to 4-1 against Big Ten teams.

FOUL TROUBLE

Kevin McCullar fouled out for Texas Tech with 4:23 left, and Holyfield played with four fouls for the last 8:01.

"Down the stretch, we committed too many fouls. We did not play smart," Beard said.

SERIES-LY SPEAKING

Iowa improved to 5-1 against Texas Tech. This was the first meeting between the schools since December 2004.

UP NEXT

Iowa: Plays for the Las Vegas Invitational title against the winner of the San Diego State-Creighton game.

Texas Tech: Faces the loser of San Diego State vs. Creighton.

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Leaders

Iowa PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Kriener 0 0 0 1 0 0
B. Evelyn 0 0 1 0 0 0
Texas Tech PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Benson 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Savrasov 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Iowa TxTch
Points For 72 61
Field Goals 23/56-41% 20/61-33%
Three Pointers 11/27-41% 4/24-17%
Free Throws 15/19-79% 17/22-77%
Offensive Rebounds 5 10
Defensive Rebounds 31 30
Rebounds 38 43
Blocks 3 2
Steals 8 8
Turnovers 14 11
Personal Fouls 21 22
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Thu Nov 28 Iowa 72 @ TxTch 61 C. Pemsl 2 R. Tchewa 2

Game Information

Stadium: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance: 0
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