Hawks started off like normal, leading by 6 at halftime. In the 2nd half, Indiana stepped up the defense and forced a prolonged scoring drought to pull an upset. Leading 53-44, they didn't make a field goal for 11 minutes and were outscored 23-3, and ended 5 of 23 from 3-point range. Jordan Bohannon ended 0-8 on 3-pointers. Luka Garza ended with a quiet 28 points and 12 rebounds, and was unable to help the Hawks get out of the slide. Joe Wieskamp started out strong in the first half with 15 points, but only had 1 point in the 2nd half. * HawkCentral Game Recap * ESPN Game Recap * Hawkfanatic Game Recap
In a rare nationally televised game on CBS, Northwestern was hot from 3-point range early in the game to keep it close, but the Hawks pulled away late to take a 12-point lead at half. The second half picked up where they left off, as Northwestern continued to struggle offensively, and the Hawks continued their hot-shooting streak, hitting nearly 60% from the field. Luka Garza showed his offensive diversity from inside and outside to finish with 17 points and 10 rebounds, but didn't play most of the second half. CJ Fredrick and Jordan Bohannon both had three 3-pointers and finished in double digits. * ESPN Game Summary * Hawk Central Game Recap
The Hawks held a lead most of the first half, but went cold to end with just a 2 point lead. To start the second half, they went on a 22-6 run to take a commanding lead. They held off another late Gopher run to get revenge for the loss earlier this season. Luka Garza finished with 33 points. Joe Wieskamp finished with 20 points, and surpassed 1,000 career points as a Hawkeye. Jordan Bohannon had a career-high 14 assists and added 19 points (5 3-pointers) and no turnovers. * HawkCentral Game Recap * HawkFanatic Game Recap * ESPN Game Recap
Luka Garza scored 15 of his 25 points in the second half, and had a season-high 9 blocked shots. Iowa also took advantage of Rutgers' abysmal 4 of 12 free-throw shooting. He surpassed Aaron White for second on Iowa's career scoring chart, while the win tied Fran McCaffery with Lute Olson for the second most Big Ten wins as an Iowa coach with 92. Keegan Murray had strong minutes off the bench with 14 points, blocked three shots, and had 9 rebounds. * HawkCentral Game Recap * ESPN Game Recap
Jordan Bohannon was back to his old shooting ways, going 6-9 from 3-point range and finishing with 24 points to help pull away in the second half. CJ Fredrick helped the Hawks in the first half by scoring 17 of his 19 points. Luka Garza added 18 points, but snapped his streak of 18 straight Big Ten games scoring at least 20 points.
Iowa got down by 12 points early, but rallied at the end of the first half to get the game close. Leading by 7 with 44 seconds left, Minnesota rallied to tie the game and send it into OT. The Gophers hit 5 3-pointers in the OT to pull the upset.
In a low-scoring game, the Hawks continued to struggle against Purdue, but led most of the game by double-digits. Luka Garza scored 22 points and 7 rebounds. He broke a Big Ten record with 17 consecutive conference games scoring over 20 points in a row. * ESPN Game Summary * HawkFanatic Game Recap
Despite a string of recently cancelled games, Gonzaga showed why they were the #1 team and didn't seem sluggish in a convincing win over the Hawks. They pulled ahead by 20 points in the first half, and Iowa could never cut the lead below 10 the rest of the way. 3-point shooting was a factor, as the Hawks ended 4-22 while Gonzaga shot 13-26. They also struggled at the free throw line with 14-26 shooting.
Luka Garza scored 30 points and had 10 rebounds. Joe Wieskamp added 20 points and nine rebounds. Jordan Bohannon hit only 1-8 from the field, and was 0-5 on 3-pointers. Joe Touissant played well, adding 14 points off the bench.
Unfortunately, point guard Jalen Suggs was tough for Iowa to stop. He hit seven 3-pointers and had 27 points, and they were 14-26 from 3-point range on the day, including 10 in the first half to help built the large lead. * HawkCentral Game Recap * ESPN Game Recap
Iowa RB Tyler Goodson rushed for 106 yards, including an 80-yard TD to seal the victory. Ihmir Smith-Marsette caught 7 passes for a career-high 140 yards and two touchdowns, but injured himself on the TD celebration. The Iowa defense was outstanding, limiting the Badgers to just 225 total yards, 56 on the ground, and big plays in critical situations.
Iowa was in control 21-7 in the 4th, but a botched punt gave Wisconsin the ball at the Iowa. Jack Campbell intercepted the ball in the end zone on 4th down, and Goodson ran for a TD on the ensuing drive.
It was the first victory for Iowa over Wisconsin at home since 2008. Iowa finished 2nd in the West Division with the win, their sixth in a row after starting 0-2. They also played all scheduled games without any cancellations, and had very few players miss games due to COVID-19. * ESPN Game Summary
After getting in foul trouble in the first half, Luka Garza dominated the second half and ended with 34 points in just 17 minutes, including a perfect 10-10 from the field after halftime (5-5 on 3-pointers). He rattled off 21 straight team points, including 4 straight 3's. He scored the most points by a Division I player who played less than 20 minutes in a game over the past 25 seasons.
He overshadowed the play of Jack Nunge, who took over for Garza in the first half to give the Hawks a nice lead with 17 points and 10 rebounds. * HawkCentral Game Recap * ESPN Game Recap
The Hawks jumped to an early 16 point lead on early 3-pointers. The Tar Heels raced back in the second half to take the lead by 1, but Iowa quickly responded with a 14-0 run to take control the rest of the way. Iowa finished with 17 3-pointers.
After trailing 14-0 early in the 2nd quarter, the Hawks responded with 35 unanswered points and the defense adjusted to shut down the Illini until a late-game TD.
Spencer Petras had his first multi-touchdown game with 3 TDs on 18-28 passes for 220 yards. Tyler Goodson led the way with 19 carries for 92 yards. Brandon Smith had five receptions for 58 yards. The Hawks have won seven in a row against the Illini and 12 out of 13 in the series. * HawkCentral Game Recap * HawkFanatic Game Recap
Iowa extended its winning streak to six games against the Cornhuskers, but it was a struggle against a Nebraska team that looked poorly this season. Keith Duncan did his part by making 4-of-5 field-goal attempts, including two in the fourth quarter.
The Hawks sealed the victory when senior end Chauncey Golston knocked the ball loose from QB Adrian Martinez near midfield. The fumble was recovered by defensive end Zach VanValkenburg.
Iowa jumped out to an early lead with good rushing offense. Mekhi Sargent rushed for 101 yards and scored 2 TDs, and Tyler Goodson added 78 yards and a TD. The Iowa defense forced 4 turnovers (2 fumbles and 2 interceptions) which led to 24 points, and had 6 tackles for loss. Nick Neimann led the defense with 17 tackles. Penn State replaced QBs in the 3rd quarter down 31-7, and scored twice in 2 plays to cut the lead to 31-21. After a short FG by Keith Duncan, Dayvian Nixon intercepted a pass and returned it 71 yards for a touchdown with 2 minutes remaining. The win was the 100th Big Ten victory for Kirk Ferentz, and snapped a 6-game losing streak to Penn State. * HawkFanatic Game Recap * Hawk Central Game Recap
In a rare Friday night game, the Hawks continue their 6-game winning streak over the Gophers. Minnesota did score near end of the game to avoid the shutout, but it was all Iowa the entire game. The Iowa running game was impressive against a bad Minnesota rush defense. 35 carries for 236 yards and 4 TDs, most by Tyler Goodson. He had a career high 142 yards and 2 TDs on 20 carries. Iowa defense was able to keep the Gophers running game in check and grabbed two interceptions. * HawkCentral Game Recap * HawkFanatic Game Recap
Iowa dominated in all three phases of the game to blowout the Spartans, taking a 35-0 lead at halftime. Iowa intercepted MSU three times, and Riley Moss returned one of them 54 yards for a touchdown. The Hawks rushed for 200 yards, led by Tyler Goodson with 113 yards (one run for 71 yards), and Mekhi Sargent added two rushing touchdowns. The Hawkeyes committed no turnovers. Charlie Jones returned a punt 54 yards for a touchdown. Spencer Petras was 15-of-27 passing for 167 yards and one touchdown pass to Brandon Smith. * HawkCentral Game Recap
The Hawks struggled to take advantage of Purdue's loss of star receiver Rondale Moore and head coach Jeff Brohm's COVID diagnosis. Iowa struggled to stop David Bell (13 passes, 3 TDs and 121 yards) and RB Zander Horvath (21 carries for 129 yards). They also had 100 yards in penalties.
Spencer Petras' first start at QB showed signs of promise, going 22/39 and 265 yards passing, and ran for one TD. Iowa was able to rush for almost 200 yards, but lost two costly fumbles deep in Purdue territory.
Hawks came back from a big deficit to nearly tie the game at the end, but came up short. With the loss, Hawks get a #5 seed in next weekend's Big Ten tournament, and Illinois gets the #4 seed and a first round bye. Luka Garza led the Hawks with 28 points again, the 16th-straight 20+ point performance. Joe Touissant added 14 points, and Joe Wieskamp continued to struggle with only 7 points.