NCAAB Game Recap - Minnesota at Iowa
Mon Dec 9, 2019 8:00 PM EST

(N/A)
62
Alc
108
F
Colum
54
Duques
90
F
AlSt
59
SDak
73
F
Minn
52
Iowa
72
F

Iowa 72, Minnesota 52

Dec 9, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

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Minnesota (4-5)

29

23

52

Iowa (7-3)

37

35

72

Wieskamp, Garza key Iowa's rout of Minnesota
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:07 AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sophomore Joe Wieskamp scored a season-high 23 points and Iowa blew past Minnesota 72-52 on Monday night in its Big Ten home opener.

Luka Garza had 21 points with 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (7-3, 1-1 Big Ten), who hit eight of their first 16 3s in cruising to their second win in three tries.

Wieskamp opened the second half with a 3 to give Iowa its first double-digit lead, 40-29, and Wieskamp pushed it to 49-34 on a layup. Garza followed with an inside bucket that made it a 17-point game and forced Minnesota coach Richard Pitino to call a timeout even though a media stoppage was imminent.

Minnesota (4-5, 0-1) showed some life though, as Daniel Oturu's 3 cut it to 55-45 with just over 10 minutes left. But Wieskamp dashed to the 3-point line to block a Tre' Williams jumper and took the loose ball down the floor for a dunk that stopped a 7-0 Gophers run.

Garza followed with a jump hook and a 3 and the lead was back to 62-47.

Oturu had 22 points and 12 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season. But Oturu also had eight turnovers, many of them coming when he walked while attempting a post move.

Minnesota shot just 6 of 25 on 3s and committed 15 turnovers.

THE BIG PICTURE

Minnesota: The Gophers entered the week having played the fifth-toughest schedule in America. Still, being 4-5 is no place a Power Five team wants to be — and next up is a home date with No. 3 Ohio State.

Iowa: If Wieskamp can consistently play like he did on Monday, he and Garza will give the Hawkeyes an inside-outside duo that should frighten the rest of the Big Ten.

UP NEXT

Iowa plays at Iowa State on Thursday.

Minnesota hosts the Buckeyes on Sunday.

Leaders

Minnesota PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
G. Kalscheur 0 0 0 1 0 0
I. Ihnen 0 0 0 1 0 0
Iowa PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Till 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Bohannon 0 0 10 5 0 0

Team Comparison

Minn Iowa
Points For 52 72
Field Goals 21/57-37% 26/61-43%
Three Pointers 6/25-24% 10/21-48%
Free Throws 4/8-50% 10/14-71%
Offensive Rebounds 11 11
Defensive Rebounds 27 27
Rebounds 45 40
Blocks 9 3
Steals 2 6
Turnovers 15 8
Personal Fouls 14 13
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Mon Dec 9 Minn 52 @ Iowa 72 J. Omersa 2 C. Pemsl 1

Game Information

Stadium: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
Attendance: 10,442
Game Time: