NCAAB Game Recap - Wisconsin at Iowa
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:30 PM EST

Kansas
65
OkSt
50
F
Wisc
62
Iowa
68
F
FlaAM
67
Norf
95
F
UNC
75
NCSU
65
F
Leh
56
Amer
77
F
Morg
56
MD-ES
50
F
BethC
78
SCSt
74
F
DelSt
67
NCAT
82
F
Sac
54
NoAZ
69
F
(N/A)
41
UMKC
99
F
MsVl
83
PVAM
102
F
How
75
Copp
82
F
AlaAM
46
South
67
F
N CO
84
E WA
89
F(OT)
AlSt
60
Alc
63
F
ArkPB
57
TXSo
68
F
S UT
73
Ida
45
F

Iowa 68, Wisconsin 62

Jan 27, 2020, 8:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Wisconsin (12-9)

30

32

62

(18) Iowa (15-5)

30

38

68

Garza, No. 18 Iowa rally to beat Wisconsin 68-62
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:55 PM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa’s offense was sputtering, so the 18th-ranked Hawkeyes vowed to beat Wisconsin with defense.

“We knew we weren’t going to lose this game,” center Luka Garza said. “We had to string together some stops, and we would be fine.”

They did just that in a 68-62 win over the Badgers on Monday night.

Garza had 21 points and 18 rebounds as the cold-shooting Hawkeyes rallied from a 12-point deficit.

The Hawkeyes (15-5, 6-3 Big Ten) trailed 57-45 with 7:13 to play before going on a 19-2 run. Joe Toussaint’s layup and free throw with 1:20 to go gave Iowa a 60-59 lead, and the Hawkeyes did not trail again.

“We were getting stops,” guard CJ Fredrick said. “And we were executing on the offensive end.”

The Badgers made just two of their last nine shots as Iowa ended the game on a 23-5 run.

“I think it was just toughness,” Garza said. “We were tough through their run, and we were able to come together and make a run of our own, which was huge.”

The Hawkeyes went 20 for 60 from the field, including 3 of 20 on 3-pointers. But they came up with big plays in the closing minutes, including Fredrick’s 3-pointer with 5:08 to go that cut Wisconsin’s lead to 57-54.

“The first thing was, you can’t panic,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. “They hit some shots, we had some breakdowns. You have to keep executing, and you have to keep defending.

“Twenty-three to five to end the game is typically more of an indication of your defense than it is your offense.”

The game was tied at 30 at halftime, but the Badgers opened the second half on an 18-8 run and kept control until Iowa’s late burst.

Iowa’s pressure defense rattled Wisconsin.

“I thought we were too tentative against it and it got us out of rhythm offensively,” Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said.

It was the 12th double-double of the season for Garza, who leads the Big Ten in scoring.

“He’s a load,” Gard said. “He plays with a tremendous motor. That is a credit to him - he obviously put in a lot of time. He must be one heck of a worker because he has taken a huge jump from last year.”

Fredrick had 17 points for Iowa. Joe Wieskamp had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Toussaint added 11 points.

D’Mitrik Trice led Wisconsin (12-9, 5-5) with 16 points and nine rebounds. Nate Reuvers had 13 points.

KING OUT

Guard Kobe King, Wisconsin’s leading scorer, did not make the trip for personal reasons. King, who has started 19 games, is averaging 10 points per game.

“We’ll wait,” Gard said. “He’s back in Madison, dealing with a personal matter. There’s really no timeline on him.”

BIG PICTURE

Wisconsin: The Badgers have lost three of their last four.

Iowa: The Hawkeyes, playing three games in seven days this week, needed to keep pace in the Big Ten standings. Iowa remained in a three-way tie for third in the conference, one game behind first-place Michigan State and Illinois.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Hawkeyes moved up a spot in the AP Top 25 earlier Monday. They have games coming up this week against No. 15 Maryland and No. 19 Illinois.

UP NEXT

Wisconsin hosts Michigan State on Saturday.

Iowa plays at Maryland on Thursday.

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More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebaskeball and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25

Leaders

Wisconsin PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Trice 16 0 6 9 1 0
N. Reuvers 13 0 0 3 0 2
Iowa PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Pemsl 0 0 0 1 0 1
B. Evelyn 0 0 1 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Wisc Iowa
Points For 62 68
Field Goals 24/64-38% 20/60-33%
Three Pointers 8/28-29% 3/20-15%
Free Throws 6/11-55% 25/32-78%
Offensive Rebounds 9 13
Defensive Rebounds 31 33
Rebounds 42 50
Blocks 4 7
Steals 2 2
Turnovers 9 9
Personal Fouls 28 15
Technical Fouls 1 1
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Mon Jan 27 Wisc 62 @ Iowa 68 T. Anderson 2 C. McCaffery 3

Game Information

Stadium: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa
Attendance: 12,566
Game Time: