NCAAB Game Recap - Iowa at Maryland
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:30 PM EST

Gonz
87
SCla
72
F
Oreg
77
Cal
72
F
Iowa
72
MD
82
F
Minn
51
Ill
59
F
Colora
68
UCLA
72
F
MtStM
53
SacHr
58
F
GWebb
70
UNCA
56
F
Charl
87
JMU
68
F
Stetsn
65
NFla
78
F
FlGlf
63
Jacksn
61
F
StFNY
50
(N/A)
61
F
Radf
67
Longw
55
F
N AL
78
NJIT
74
F
IL-C
90
YSU
83
F(OT)
NE
58
W&M
59
F
FaDi
68
Merrim
63
F
UNCW
66
Tows
77
F
CenCT
77
StFPA
84
F
Bry
54
RobM
64
F
USC-Up
77
Presb
74
F
KennSt
45
Lib
83
F
SthAL
73
GASt
76
F
Troy
57
GaSo
86
F
W Ky
65
FlAtl
69
F
Marsh
84
FlInt
74
F
Hof
86
Elon
63
F
IUPUI
62
Clev
72
F
HiPt
62
Campbl
57
F
Charl
59
LaTec
72
F
CoCar
79
ArkLR
96
F
N DA
68
IPFW
72
F
TN-M
86
E KY
99
F
Winth
77
ChaSo
60
F
SEMO
74
MorSt
90
F
App
71
ArkSt
64
F
GrCan
87
TexPA
79
F
ULLa
66
TexAr
65
F
UAB
76
TexSA
68
F
ULMo
51
TxSt
71
F
OlDom
68
SoMis
58
F
Pepp
80
BYU
107
F
NDSt
70
W IL
49
F
TNSt
72
JacSt
62
F
E IL
70
Murr
73
F
Ariz
75
Wash
72
F
MidTN
66
UTEP
67
F
Web
75
S UT
65
F
IdaSt
67
N CO
83
F
CSBak
57
NMSt
61
F
SDak
93
Denv
87
F
Belm
92
TNTec
84
F
SIU-E
58
APSU
82
F
Utah
52
USC
56
F
CS-Ful
100
CAPoly
101
F(OT)
UCIrv
80
UCDav
65
F
Portl
64
StMar
86
F
USF
69
USD
44
F
LoyMa
50
Pacif
62
F
LongB
69
UCRiv
77
F
Mont
81
PorSt
88
F
UCSB
67
CSNor
79
F
OrSt
68
Stan
63
F

Maryland 82, Iowa 72

Jan 30, 2020, 8:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(18) Iowa (15-6)

32

40

72

(15) Maryland (17-4)

36

46

82

Cowan scores 31 as No. 15 Maryland beats No. 18 Iowa 82-72
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:58 PM

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Anthony Cowan Jr. scored, more than ever before. The senior guard also passed, played tight defense and even did a little coaching.

With Cowan leading the way, 15th-ranked Maryland beat No. 18 Iowa 82-72 Thursday night to remain unbeaten at home and in the thick of the race for first place in the Big Ten.

Cowan scored a career-high 31 points to move past Walt Williams into 12th place on the Maryland scoring list with 1,716. Cowan went 9 for 15 from the floor, 10 for 11 at the foul line, led the Terps with six assists, grabbed six rebounds and had a steal and a block.

“Anthony Cowan was off the charts," Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said. “Efficient, fast, a pest. He's having fun."

Jalen Smith had 18 points and 14 rebounds to help the Terrapins win their fourth straight and snap the Hawkeyes' five-game run.

Maryland (17-4, 7-3) never trailed after halftime in the rematch of a Jan. 10 meeting that Iowa won 67-49 to launch its winning streak. Cowan scored 9 points on 2-for-10 shooting in that first game, but in this one he was a difference-maker.

“They sat in the zone, so I just had to get aggressive," he said. “Last game we played them there, we just wasn't aggressive with the zone. So that's what I made sure I did."

Luka Garza scored 21 for the Hawkeyes (15-6, 6-4) and Joe Wieskamp had 17. Garza, the Big Ten's leading scorer, was in foul trouble throughout. He had two fouls in the opening five minutes and picked up his fourth with 7:55 remaining.

“We're a different team with Luka. The more he's out there, the better we are," coach Fran McCaffery said. “That kind of changes everything. Others have to step up."

That didn't happen. The Hawkeyes shot 36%, went 8 for 24 beyond the arc and were outrebounded 42-38.

Maryland led 52-49 before a dunk by Smith, 3-pointers by Eric Ayala and Aaron Wiggins, plus two free throws by Cowan upped the margin to 13 points with 6:17 to go.

Although the Hawkeyes were coming off a spirited comeback win over Wisconsin, there would be no rally in this one.

Cowan made sure of that.

“It's all about winning for Anthony this year," Turgeon said. “What's amazing about what he's doing, he's helping me coach the team when we're not boxing out and not communicating. He was screaming at them pretty good with three minutes to go. When I walked into the huddle, he was on them pretty good."

Early on, Iowa looked sharp. The Hawkeyes made four of their first six attempts from beyond the arc and built an 18-12 lead.

It was 30-27 before Cowan fueled a 9-2 run with a 3-pointer and a jumper to put Maryland ahead 36-32 at the break.

Garza scored only six points before halftime on 3-for-6 shooting. He finished 9 for 19.

BIG PICTURE

Iowa: The Hawkeyes can't be too disappointed, given that no one has come to Maryland this season and gone away with a victory. Iowa might have fared better if Garza was on the court for more than 25 minutes. “He's pretty good, typically, at staying vertical and staying out of foul trouble, recognizing how important he is to our team and staying on the floor," McCaffery said. “He's an aggressive guy so obviously sometimes it's going to happen."

Maryland: This is a big win for the Terrapins, who appear to have righted themselves after successive losses to Wisconsin and Iowa two weeks ago.

HONORING KOBE, WOOTTEN

Maryland asked the crowd for a moment of silence before the game to honor the lives of DeMatha basketball coach Morgan Wootten (who died last week), former Lakers star Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the seven others who died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday.

UP NEXT

Iowa hosts No. 19 Illinois on Sunday, the first of two meetings between the Big Ten contenders.

Maryland is at home Tuesday night against surprising 25th-ranked Rutgers, which hasn't beaten the Terps since both teams joined the Big Ten in 2014.

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Leaders

Iowa PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Till 0 0 0 2 0 1
A. Ash 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Tomiac 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Lindo Jr. 0 0 0 0 0 1

Team Comparison

Iowa MD
Points For 72 82
Field Goals 25/69-36% 26/57-46%
Three Pointers 8/24-33% 7/25-28%
Free Throws 14/17-82% 23/26-88%
Offensive Rebounds 14 10
Defensive Rebounds 24 32
Rebounds 43 43
Blocks 4 8
Steals 7 1
Turnovers 8 10
Personal Fouls 22 18
Technical Fouls 1 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Jan 10 MD 49 @ Iowa 67 E. Ayala 2 C. Pemsl 3
Thu Jan 30 Iowa 72 @ MD 82 B. Evelyn 2

Game Information

Stadium: Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland
Attendance: 16,369
Game Time: